WHAT:

The Sage Policy Group will announce the results of its Maryland Horse Industry Economic Impact Survey at a news conference November 21. The results are expected to show a significant increase since 2010, particularly in terms of economic activity, jobs and revenue provided to state and local governments.

The news event will also announce the relocation of the Maryland Horse Breeders Association headquarters from Timonium to Goucher College. Goucher is home to one of the nation's premier college equestrian programs and boasts a long tradition of riding excellence in Maryland.
 
WHO:            

Anirban Basu, chairman and CEO, Sage Policy Group

Joe Bartenfelder, secretary, Maryland Department of Agriculture

Dr. José Antonio Bowen , president, Goucher College
 
WHY:

Maryland's horse industry dates back to colonial days. Currently, there are 35 equestrian disciplines in Maryland, representing more than 40 different breeds of horses and ponies. The racing and non-racing segments of the horse community are interconnected and dependent upon one another to maintain a vibrant industry.
 
WHEN:

Monday, November 21, 2016, 10 a.m.
 
WHERE:

Goucher College
Athenaeum Forum
1021 Dulaney Valley Road
Baltimore, Md. 21204

Directions: Enter the Goucher College campus by way of Dulaney Valley Road. Drive past the gatehouse and continue down the road until the Alumni House/Athenaeum parking lot. Parking is available there with the event taking place inside the Athenaeum building.

A campus map may be found here.

 
VISUALS:     

A horse and rider will be in the Jumping Field; Cookie, Goucher's mini-horse, will also be in attendance.
 
INFO:

marylandthoroughbred.com; goucher.edu; marylandhorse.com; http://mda.maryland.gov/horseboard/pages/horse_board.aspx