Annual AYHC Symposium
The American Horse Youth Council has hosted an annual Symposium for 37 years. An annual highlight for horsemen and women of all ages, this event brings together youth and youth leaders from all different facets of the equine industry for three days of presentations, education, discussion, exhibits, awards, and, of course, fun for all.
2015 SYMPOSIUM - March 27-29, 2015 - Redmond, Oregon
The 38th Annual AYHC Symposium will take place in Redmond, OR, March 27-39, 2015. Hosted by Oregon Symposium Committee, the event will feature many nationally and internationally respected teachers and clinicians from across the United States.
Join the nation’s most diverse group of horse oriented youth leaders, representing breed associations, equine sports organizations, cooperative extensions, universities, 4-H, U.S. Pony Club, National High School Rodeo, FFA, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and more. Learn and share about what is happening in the youth equine industry through workshops, discussions, live horse demonstrations and networking.
The non-breed / discipline specific curriculum throughout the symposium offers equine knowledge that transfers from the book to the barn, providing take-home tools to teach youth about safe and effective horsemanship. Above all, the Symposium will connect you with resources, referrals, and networking to help kids connect through horses.
We are expecting a capacity crowd for this event so take advantage of the early bird discount and register today. Several industry groups recognize participation in this conference for continuing education credit.
The Lodge at Eagle Crest a Holiday Inn Resort
call 866.806.4921 for reservations
Rates $89-$209 per night/ condos available
Request American Youth Horse Council block
Room block will expire on February 24, 2015
Early bird registration is due by February 24, 2015
Adult current member registration - $175
Adult non member registration - $225
Youth/teen registration (ages 14-18) - $100
Collegiate registration (ages 19-25 currently enrolled in college or university) - $100
T-Shirt - $15
Banquet - $40
Pre-conference tour to Mt. Bachelor - $52 plus ala carte activities at venue
Pre-conference tour to High Desert Museum - $45
TOURS - Friday, March 27, 2015
Both tours will depart from the hotel at 7 am and return at approximately 5 pm; tour fee includes transportation. Lunch is on your own at the venue.
Mt. Bachelor is the largest ski resort in the Cascade Range, offering 3,683 acres of lift -accessible terrain. The mountain features 10 lifts, seven of which are Express Quads, plus two tubing lifts and two beginner carpets and an average annual snowfall of 387 inches. Mt. Bachelor also features 5 terrain parks, 2 half pipes, 56K of groomed and tracked cross country trails, snowshoeing, tubing, sled dog rides and summer attractions including downhill mountain biking. For weather conditions, news and events visit www.mtbachelor.com.
This tour will consist of ale’ cart options that participants will choose from when booking their tour. All choices will include transportation from the hotel to the West Village lodge at the base of Mt. Bachelor and a catered lunch together. From the lodge location, participants will have their choice of guided snow shoeing with an expert naturalist, Nordic skiing (cross country), Snow Boarding, Alpine Skiing (downhill), Snow Tubing, and various dog sled activities. Instruction and lessons are available in packages as well. There is also a fantastic lodge and deck area for relaxation and socializing. The lodge offers multiple dining and beverage options for all ages. Participants will be expected to come prepared in activity appropriate attire. Participants may bring their own equipment if they choose.
High Desert Museum Indelible memories and ear-to-ear grins. Wildlife adventures and families brought together again. That's the High Desert Museum. Where captivating animals, artful exhibits and colorful historic characters bring you back, year after year, for generations to come. Exhibit highlights include Spirit of the West, DeMoss Stagecoach and the Miller Family Ranch. Through exhibits, wildlife, and living history, High Desert Museum creates learning experiences to help audiences discover their connection to the past, their role in the present, and their responsibility to the future. For affordable family fun, no other attraction in Bend, Oregon can match the High Desert Museum. Come see what everyone’s raving about. www.highdesertmuseum.org
High Desert Museum
Indelible memories and ear-to-ear grins. Wildlife adventures and families brought together again. That's the High Desert Museum. Where captivating animals, artful exhibits and colorful historic characters bring you back, year after year, for generations to come. Exhibit highlights include Spirit of the West, DeMoss Stagecoach and the Miller Family Ranch. Through exhibits, wildlife, and living history, High Desert Museum creates learning experiences to help audiences discover their connection to the past, their role in the present, and their responsibility to the future. For affordable family fun, no other attraction in Bend, Oregon can match the High Desert Museum. Come see what everyone’s raving about. www.highdesertmuseum.org
Cancel by March 13, 2015 - 75% refund
Cancel after March 13, 2015 - substitution only
Click here for our 2014 schedule of events - 2015 schedule in early fall
Click here for a short description of all 2014 workshops - 2015 workshops available in late fall 2014
There are several levels of sponsorship available for the 2015 Annual AYHC Symposium.
Platinum Sponsorship (Symposium specific) Cost: $2,000
Gold Sponsorship (Symposium specific) Cost: $1,500
Silver Sponsorship (Symposium specific) Cost: $1,000
Bronze Sponsorship (Symposium specific) Cost: $500
Additional Opportunities -I would like to participate as a Sponsor at $__________
Donate products/services to the Symposium
COMMERCIAL BOOTH SPACES
Network with our membership at the annual Symposium, commercial booth spaces start at $220. Current exhibitors report that they make the most viable long-term sales contacts at our Symposium. For more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submit the exhibitor contract by February 1, 2015. (Payment due by March 1)