Event Detail

This event is for AHP Members Only. Please log into your account before registering to see the available options. Contact Chris at ahorsepubs@aol.com for login assistance. Not a member? Click here to join.

Networking for media professionals who are passionate about horses.

The AHP Conference includes two days of sessions covering publishing, journalism, revenue building, marketing, professional development, and much more. The conference is the number one place in the equine industry to network with equine media and members of AHP. The 2021 Equine Media Awards winners will be announced on Saturday night for members’ work published in 2020.

CURRENT LIST OF ATTENDEES as of 9.11.2021 (subject to change)



All registrants must agree to an Assumption of Risk Waiver.  Download and save the PDF to your computer. Sign the waiver and save the file under your name. Choose your file and upload it in the field on the registration form or email to chris@americanhorsepubs.org.

Online prepaid registrations are accepted until Thursday, September 16. No onsite registrations will be accepted.

If you have been given a PRIORITY CODE, please enter the code on your registration form in the required field. Code can be used only one time per registrant. Members who earned referral credits will be notified by email.

Members with prepaid registrations deferred from Lexington will be notified to confirm their attendance at the Texas conference. Your registration will be entered by the AHP office.

AHP does not collect or share personal registration information.

Fees are per Individual Attendee.

Additional staff registrations and/or guest charges.

  • Publishing Media, Business, and College/University members may register additional staff during the initial registration process by clicking on the option “Add Another Person” after you complete your registration.
  • All registrants may add guest meal charges for non-registrants attending a meal event. Click on “Add Another Person” after completing your registration to select the meals your guest(s) will be attending.

Once you have completed registration, click on “Finalize Registration” to pay online. You will receive a notification of your registration and payment from chris@americanhorsepubs.org.

Want to add a tour or guest meals, register an additional staff member, or make a change to your registration?

  • Registrants can't modify their existing registration once it's been paid and finalized without assistance. Please contact Chris at chris@americanhorsepubs.org or ahorsepubs@aol.com. She will make any edits or additions to your registration and send you an invoice for the balance. Balance must be prepaid via PayPal before September 16. 

The Horsing Around Cowtown Tour on Thursday will require a separate registration. Members will be notified when they can sign up online.

Registration Cancellation & Refund Policy

  • No shows will not be refunded.
  • If circumstances change and you can no longer attend the 2021 AHP Conference, you may cancel your registration by providing written notice to Chris Brune at ahorsepubs@aol.com.
  • Registrations will be refunded in full if you notify AHP of your cancellation in writing on or before midnight EDT, Thursday, September 16, 2021.
  • There will be no refunds given for any cancellations received after September 16, 2021. 

For more assistance with registering or questions about attending the conference, contact: Chris Brune, ahorsepubs@aol.com.


Registration, Guest Meals, and Optional Tour Charges


AHP Members Only Full Registration Fees
Full registration fee includes all sessions, breakfast, and lunch on Friday and Saturday PLUS events on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings          
  • $250: Publishing Media, Nonprofit, College Member Staff
  • $250: Media Professional Member
  • $350: Business Member Staff   
  • $125: Student Member
AHP Members Only One-Day Registration Fees (Friday or Saturday)
One-day registration includes all sessions and meals on Friday or Saturday.
  • $150: Publishing Media, Nonprofit, College Member Staff 
  • $150: Media Professional Member  
  • $250: Business Member Staff


Thursday Tour Options


Visit Olsen Equine with Farrier Lee Olsen
7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Reservations are available online.
Hosted by Jeremy McGovern, American Farriers Journal
Limited to 6 – First come, first serve. Cost: $25 


Horsing Around Cowtown Tour, Fort Worth
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
National Cowgirl Hall of Fame & Museum, Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District or Fort Worth Cultural District
Fee: $50 per person
Optional activity for AHP members and their guests. Limited to 35 registrants.
The deadline date to sign up is September 10, 2021, or until sold out.
The fee includes admission to the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame & Museum and bus transportation to/from Westin Dallas/Fort Airport. Lunch is on your own.


Sunday Optional Activity

Shopping Spree at National Ropers Supply
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Free – Members provide and share transportation.
Guide: Larri Jo Starkey


Guest Charges for Meals
Welcome Reception - $25
Friday Breakfast - $35
Friday Luncheon - $40
Friday Evening Event - $60
Saturday Breakfast - $35
Saturday Luncheon - $40
EMA Dinner & Reception - $95


Click here to make hotel reservations:

Hotel Headquarters: Westin Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, Irving, Texas

Location: 4545 W. John Carpenter Freeway, Irving, TX 75063 – Phone: 972-929-4500
AHP Group Room Rates:
$129 (applicable taxes currently 15%)
Cutoff date: August 27, 2021

Marriott Brands Safety and Health Standards
As part of Marriott’s family of brands, the Westin DFW has implemented a multi-pronged approach to meet the health and safety requirements of their “Commitment to Clean” standards. To learn more about what you can expect from your stay at Westin, click here:


Airport/Hotel Transportation Options
  • Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) (within 3.2 miles) - DFW Airport hotel complimentary shuttle is available to guests by reservation, allowing up to six individual travelers at a time.
  • Dallas Love Field (DAL) (within 14 miles) - The hotel does not offer a shuttle service. Shared-ride options are recommended.
  • Complimentary Hotel Self-Parking


Shipping Instructions to Conference

Shipments should arrive no earlier than Friday, September 10, and be received no later than Tuesday, September 14

Ship to:

Christy Andersen, Convention Services Manager

American Horse Publications Conference

Westin DFW Airport Hotel

4545 W. John Carpenter Freeway

Irving, TX 75063

Phone 972.510.2425 

E-mail: ahorsepubs@aol.com / 386-290-3253


For more information about attending the conference, contact: Chris Brune, ahorsepubs@aol.com.

It is going to feel great to be back in the saddle again!