McDonald, NM, October 22, 2015- The American Youth Horse Council (AYHC) invites proposals to speak at the 39th Annual AYHC Symposium, April 22-24, 20in Lexington, KY. 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 an industry. Hosted in conjunction with the Interscholastic Equestrian Association's (IEA) national finals, the event will include tours of the Lexington horse industry, IEA activities at the Kentucky Horse Park and workshops focused on kids and horses. Proposals must follow the provided format and be submitted electronically by email no later than November 15, 2015. Complete guidelines and form are available at <file:///C:\Users\Danette\Documents\AYHC\Publicity%20and%20Press%20releases\ www.ayhc.com> www.ayhc.com. Speakers are responsible for their own registration fees, travel, lodging and other expenses. Four 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-older teen leaders (age 14-18) focused on leadership and career exploration * Collegiate Leaders - college students enrolled in equine programs focused on leadership and career exploration 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 connects participants with resources, referrals, and networking to help kids connect through horses. Workshops may be presented in a variety of formats including lecture, discussion, forum, panel, or hands on activity. Preference will be given to interactive workshops. 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 for youth. AYHC's mission is to provide encouragement, communication, leadership & resources to serve and promote the youth horse industry. For complete presentation proposal instructions and/or more information about the association, please visit www.ayhc.com <http://www.ayhc.com> or contact the American Youth Horse Council at info@AYHC.com <mailto:info@AYHC.com> . ### _____ Distribution via the AHP Newsgroup is a Members-Only benefit. On approval, submissions are sent from the AHP administrative office to the current list of AHP member e-mail addresses. Submissions must contain content about an AHP member. Submissions should be sent in an e-mail message to <mailto:email@example.com> firstname.lastname@example.org. Release can be attached as Word file only. Attached files, such as PDF and images, will not be used. Messages may contain links, but no tiny URLs. Images or logos will not be included or distributed however you may mention that images are available on request. Press releases must include contact information. Publishing Media and Individual Members are limited to two press releases per month; Business, Nonprofit, and College/University Members are limited to three press releases per month. AHP has not verified the factual statements in any message and AHP assumes no responsibility for the contents of, or any damage resulting from, any communication in the Newsgroup. Publication in the AHP Newsgroup is not an endorsement by the organization of any product, person, or policy. Members may unsubscribe to the AHP Newsgroup at any time by sending an e-mail message to Chris at <mailto:email@example.com> firstname.lastname@example.org requesting to remove your e-mail address from the list. By doing this you will remove your name from receiving all future messages sent to the AHP-LIST until you contact us to re-subscribe.