American Youth Horse Council Calls For Abstracts And Presentations

The American Youth Horse Council would like to cordially invite submissions to speak at the 2001 National Youth Horse Leaders Symposium at the Doubletree Hotel, Colorado Springs, CO February 2-4, 2001.

This annual event presents an opportunity for all leaders in the youth horse industry to come together to learn, network, share ideas and grow as an industry. The symposium is presented by the American Youth Horse Council, a network of academic, breed, industry and other representatives interested in facilitating the flow of horse related educational and promotional resources for youth. AYHC's mission includes a dedication to the promotion of youth leadership and responsible equine management practices.

Priority will be given to new presentations, particularly innovative or unique ideas which have not been previously presented. All abstracts will be peer reviewed by distinguished members of the AYHC Symposium Committee. Presentations can be in, but are not limited to the following categories:

  • Innovative Youth Programming
  • Youth Leadership/Character Development
  • Youth Issue Forums
  • Traditional Youth Programming
  • How to teach Youth Horse Management and Care
  • Educational/Career Programs

We target three audiences: Adult Leaders, mostly volunteers who are directly working with youth in the field; Youth Industry Professionals, those who have been in the business for a time or are employed in the youth horse industry( such as Extension Specialists and Breed Association Youth Program Coordinators); and Youth Leaders older teens and college students, focusing on leadership.

IMPORTANT: We ask you to submit summary or abstract of what you wish to present. This will be included in a proceedings book and peer reviewed. It is important that these summaries include enough information that those participants who are unable to attend your session would be able to derive some value from the information to take home. These summaries/abstracts will also draw people to your session! Please call for the official format for your submission.

Questions and requests for further information may be directed to the AYHC office 800/879-2942, 4093 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511 or e-mail RLLHolland@msn.com. AYHC is a non-profit corporation which strives to have the greatest impact on youth by providing quality tools to those who influence youth in the horse industry.

About the Author

Stephanie L. Church, Editor-in-Chief

Stephanie L. Church, Editor-in-Chief, received a B.A. in Journalism and Equestrian Studies from Averett College in Danville, Virginia. A Pony Club and 4-H graduate, her background is in eventing, and she is schooling her recently retired Thoroughbred racehorse, Happy, toward a career in that discipline. She also enjoys traveling, photography, cycling, and cooking in her free time.

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