American Youth Horse Council (AYHC) Symposium

March 21—23, 2024 | Forth Worth, TX

Pre-Registration deadline is January 1, 2024 at 11:59. p.m.
More details on pre-registration, travel, and total cost are listed below.

First established in the 1970s, the American Youth Horse Council (AYHC) was founded by breed organizations and specialists to provide support to all youth and youth leaders throughout the equine industry. Today the AYHC is leading the charge to unite kids and horses, across breeds and disciplines, through a variety of means and opportunities. For the past several years, the Utah 4-H State Horse Ambassadors have had the opportunity to attend (and present!) at the national symposium held each spring. This year the AYHC symposium will be in Fort Worth, Texas and we want everyone to join us!



Deadline: before January 1st at 11:59 p.m.
This registration will reserve your spot as part of the Utah 4-H Delegation. We will make all necessary arrangements including travel and lodging for those that register by the deadline.
*Those that register post-deadline will be in charge of making their own arrangements. 

Total Cost

APPROXIMATELY $1000 per person (will be requested through secondary registration after group has been finalized, and sponsorships and donations have been tabulated).

Estimated Price Break Down:
Conference Registration: $250
Hotel: $350
Meals & Entertainment: $75

If you would like to make your own arrangements, you may find more information about membership, travel, and registering for the symposium here:


It will be the responsibility of the individual to plan their travel to Fort Worth. Please talk to your county 4-H Program Leader about booking tickets and traveling as a group. Plan to arrive no later than 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 20th. The final conference schedule has not been posted but plan for a full day of workshops and activities Thursday, Friday, and a ¾ day Saturday. You may choose to fly home Saturday night or anytime Sunday.


    • Dallas Fort Worth International Airport​
    • Love Field (Southwest Airlines)​

TeXRail Train

    • $5 daypass to/from  DFW International Airport, Terminal B 
    • Operates 7 days a week
    • Train station is about 1.5 miles from host hotel. There is a bus stop from the airport that will take you directly to the hotel. It is our hope to have a rental vehicle to help transport people if needed.



For additional questions, please contact