Maryland Horse Industry Day 2018


Join Maryland horse industry partners as we bring

the Maryland Horse Industry to Annapolis on January 30, 2018.


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Presented by the Maryland Horse Council, Cloverleaf Standardbred Owners Association, Fasig-Tipton Co., Maryland Association for Wildlife Conservation, Maryland Horse Breeders Association, Maryland Horse Industry Board, Maryland Jockey Club, Maryland Million Ltd, Maryland Standardbred Breeders Association, Maryland State Fair, Maryland Steeplechase Association, Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, Ocean Downs Racetrack, Rosecroft Raceway.

All equine-interested individuals are invited to attend. No advocacy experience required! We'll convene in the morning to prep for legislative meetings, then meet in small groups with legislators. When legislators are in session, we'll hear presentations and engage in discussions and Q&A with legislative staffers. We'll then enjoy boxed lunches with legislators.

Tentative Schedule

  • 7:30-8am: Registration, coffee & snacks
  • 8-10am: Meetings with legislators (pre-scheduled, and drop-ins)
  • 10-11:30am: Advocacy 101; panel discussions and award presentations
  • 11:30-1pm: Lunch with legislators & salutations

Once you RSVP you'll be invited to a preview call the week prior to Maryland Horse Industry Day to discuss talking points and prep for the event.

Please note: you can register even if you can't be there for the entire schedule, but please indicate your availability as we will be booking legislator meetings around RSVPs.


Register Here!


Tue, January 30, 2018

8:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST

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Miller Senate Office

11 Bladen Street

Annapolis, MD 21401

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Maryland Thoroughbred Inaugural Renaissance Awards Dinner

MD Renaissance


Please join The Maryland Horse Breeders Association, The Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and The Maryland Jockey Club in Celebrating Maryland’s Champions at the Inaugural Renaissance Awards Dinner.

Awards will be presented to:
  • 2017 Maryland-bred Champions
  • 2017 Maryland-bred Horse of the Year
  • 2017 Maryland Owner of the Year
  • 2017 Maryland Trainer of the Year
  • 2017 Maryland Jockey of the Year
February 12, 2018
Sagamore Pendry Baltimore - 1715 Thames Street, Baltimore, MD 21231
6:30 – 10:30 pm

*Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you prefer a vegetarian dinner option

*Valet parking included

*No physical tickets will be mailed for the event, your name will be at the door

*A portion of proceeds will benefit Beyond the Wire, horse industry scholarships and the Maryland Horse Industry Foundation.


 Purchase your tickets here!


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By Sage Policy Group, Inc., November 2016

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Horse Industry Day Brings Hundreds of Marylanders to Annapolis

ANNAPOLIS, MD (February 23, 2016) – Today, the Maryland horse industry partners announced that they have commissioned an economic impact study on the industry’s fiscal contributions to Maryland, the first of this scale since 2005. The study will be conducted by Sage Policy Group, and the results will be unveiled in conjunction with the Jim McKay Maryland Million Day in October of this year.

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My Maryland State Fair to Host Inaugural My Maryland Horse Festival

MY Maryland Horse Infield Fest: September 1 & 2, 4pm

MY Maryland State Fair is hosting  the inaugural MY Maryland Horse Festival, 11 days of free equine educational and entertainment events, planned by Maryland’s horse community,  during the August 28 – September 7, 2015 MY Maryland State Fair near the Grandstand.  The festival is in addition to the seven days of Thoroughbred racing, daily horse and breed shows, the bull riding and barrel racing show, horse pulling contests, and the pony and mule races already featured at the fair in Timonium, MD.

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