The American Youth Horse Council (AYHC) invites proposals to speak at the 44th Annual AYHC Symposium, March 4-6, 2021 to be held in a virtual format. This event presents an opportunity for adult and student leaders in the youth horse industry to come together to learn, network, share ideas and grow as an industry…from the comfort of your home or office!
Proposals must be submitted electronically no later than October 22, 2020. The proposal submission link and template for creating your proposal are available at ayhc.com/symposium.
Three audiences will be represented:
- Adult Leaders of Youth—mostly volunteers who work directly with youth in the field
- Youth Industry Professionals—those employed in the youth horse industry (such as Extension Specialists and breed association youth program coordinators)
- Teen Leaders— (age 14-18)
The virtual 44th Annual AYHC Symposium will offer much more than a webinar series; the virtual format will feature the key elements that make the AYHC Symposium a unique event that draws attendees who return year after year:
- The virtual AYHC Symposium will bring together all facets of the equine industry with a common goal of uniting kids and horses.
- The non-breed / non-discipline specific curriculum will offer equine knowledge that transfers from the book to the barn, providing educational tools that volunteers, teachers, trainers, and coaches can use to teach youth about safe and effective horsemanship.
- Robust networking tools will encourage attendees to make new connections with shared interests through community discussion boards, virtual meet-ups and attendee matchmaking.
- A sponsor showcase and virtual exhibit hall will feature company profiles and videos, exhibitor coupons and interactive tools to connect participants with the latest products and resources in the equine industry.
Symposium information and proposal form are available at ayhc.com/symposium
About the American Youth Horse Council
The American Youth Horse Council is a network of academic, breed, industry and other representatives interested in facilitating the flow of horse-related educational resources. We believe youth who engage with horses grow in leadership and life skills. By empowering adults who teach youth about horses, and connecting them with resources, we are fostering a thriving horse industry. For more information about the association, please visit AYHC.com or contact the American Youth Horse Council at info@AYHC.com.