AQHA Boehringer Ingelheim Professional Horsemen Academy

A groundbreaking event that will benefit you, your business, and our industry at large! Open to AQHA Professional Horsemen and other industry professionals.

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The Boehringer Ingelheim Professional Horsemen Academy is an action-packed event for horsemen and -women to learn game-changing business tips on financial success, effective customer communications, dealing with conflict, marketing strategies and much more! It is our goal to equip AQHA Professional Horsemen with the knowledge, skills and mindset to thrive and succeed in their business.

The in-person workshop will be held in Las Vegas at South Point Hotel & Casino from January 14-16, 2025.


  • An option of 2 or 3 hotel nights at South Point Hotel & Casino
  • 2.5 days of educational courses
  • Tickets to the welcome reception and two social hours
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches

Included will be collaborative learning with expert instructors, followed by six months of online interactive learning, gamification, and live Q&A’s. This will be a great opportunity to learn and network with your fellow professionals. While this is an excellent opportunity for rising professionals, we also highly urge established professionals to join us! The value of the event package as a whole exceeds $1,000.

AQHA Professional Horseman Pricing:
2 nights, January 14 & 15: $175.00
3 nights, January 14, 15 & 16: $225.00
Other Industry Professional Pricing:
2 nights, January 14 & 15: $275.00
3 nights, January 14, 15 & 16: $325.00

Schedule of topics:


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Two levels of courses will be offered in 2025, one for first time attendees, and the other for 2024 cohorts. Download the tentative agenda here. The class of 2024 was composed of professionals from 27 states and 4 Canadian provinces.


Frequently Asked Questions

Tickets are available if you have a guest who does not wish to attend the Academy sessions but would like to attend the reception and/or both social hours. Tickets may be purchased on the registration form or at the event.

  • Reception ticket $50
  • Wednesday social hour ticket $25
  • Thursday social hour ticket $25
  • $100 to attend all 

International industry professionals are welcome to and encouraged to attend. The courses will be presented in American English. If you have any questions or concerns about language barriers, travel restrictions or other issues please contact

Is there an age requirement? The event is open to industry professionals of all ages, however, please note you must be 21 or older to reserve the hotel room.

What constitutes joint attendance? If you are a current AQHA Pro Horseman and registered to attend the Academy, your guest may pay the discounted AQHA Pro Horsemen registration rate. 

Who is considered an industry professional? Equine industry professionals include, but are not limited to: trainers, coaches, judges, breeders, ranchers, jockeys, farriers, riding instructors, sales agents, veterinarians, etc. Sessions are geared towards all equine industry professionals rather than one particular type of professional.

Register by filling out the form below. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact

To be eligible to receive the benefits of either the 2- or 3-night event package, participants must attend all sessions of the Academy. In cases of no show or partial attendance, AQHA will not cover hotel room fees and/or hotel cancellation fees and the participant will be fully responsible for these charges. The Academy registration fee is refundable upon request through 12/1/2024, minus the credit card transaction fee and a $25 non-refundable processing fee.