Join the Celebration!

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Join us for the return of the Maryland State Fair Grand Parade Celebration at 6 p.m.Sunday, August 28, 2016, in front of the Grandstand. Parade includes marching bands, horses, 4-H/FFA floats, fire departments, antique farm implements, antique and vintage cars, color guards, music and more! If you are interested in participating in the parade, visit www.marylandstatefair.com or email bcashman@marylandstatefair.com

  • Horse Land

    Horse Land

    August 25 - September 5
    Meet Maryland ponies and donkeys! Take a mini-horsemanship lesson Race on your own stick pony around our jumping course Live Simulcasting & Wagering 101
  • Live Racing

    Live Racing

    Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day!
    Join a free handicapping session Meet the outriders and their ponies Take a behind-the-scenes tour Live Pony Racing on the Track
    August 25th, after the last race
    August 26th, prior to the first race
  • Horse Shows

    Horse Shows

    August 25 - September 5
    Day and Evening
    Ponies to draft horses, and everything in between! Horse pulls Breed Shows Rodeos
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Inaugural Horses Healing Maryland's Military Riding Showcase

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Horse Show Ring Special Events Schedule

Horse Land is taking over the Show Ring every night during the My Maryland State Fair with special exhibitions, demos, and shows! Schedule will be updated frequently, so check back for more. The horse show ring is located between the Exhibition Hall and the Cow Palace.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

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EVENT

9:00 AM 4-H/FFA HORSE & PONY SHOW - JUNIOR & INTERMEDIATE WESTERN

Friday, August 26, 2016

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EVENT

9:00 AM 4-H/FFA Horse & Pony Show - Senior Western
7:30 PM 4-H/FFA COSTUME ANIMAL PARADE
   

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 2016 

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EVENT

9:00 AM 4-H/FFA Horse & Pony Show - Senior English
   

SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2016

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EVENT

9:00 AM 4-H/FFA Horse & Pony Show - Junior and Intermediate English
   

MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2016 

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EVENT

8:00 AM Open Standardbred Horse Show
2:00 PM J Bar W Ranch Battle of the Beast: Bull Riders & Barrel Racing
   

TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2016

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EVENT

9:00 AM Open Hunter Breeding Show
3:00 PM Gaited Horses
4:00 PM Mule Races 
6:00 PM Dog Herding 
   

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2016

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EVENT

8:30 AM Open Thoroughbred Hunter Show
  Jeff Dwyer and Play Doh
   

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2016

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EVENT

9:00 AM Open Welsh Pony Show
5:00 PM HLU Standardbred Trainer's Makeover Challenge
7:30 PM Racing Under Saddle
8:30 PM Driving Demo
   

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2016

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EVENT

9:00 AM Open Welsh Pony Show
  Maryland Jousting Exhibition
  Driving Demo
5:00 PM Horses Healing Maryland's Military Riding Showcase
   

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2016

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EVENT

9:00 AM Open Draft Horse & Mule Show - Conformation, Cart & Hitch
6:00 PM Horse Pulling Contest - Miniature
7:30 PM Horse Pulling Contest - Light Teams
   

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2016

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EVENT

9:00 AM Open Draft Horse & Mule Show - Under Saddle, Cart, Hitch
7:30 PM Horse Pulling Contest - Heavy Teams
   

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2016

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9:00 AM Open Shetland Pony & Youth Show

Maryland Horse Industry partners will once again host 11 days of free equine educational and entertainment events during the August 25 – September 5, 2016 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.

During the 11-days of the fair, the tented Horse Land, located between the carnival Kiddie Land and the Grandstand, will feature a variety of equine demonstrations, children’s activities, and a pony and donkeys. Youth visitors can make stick horses and be able to race them on a kiddie-size racetrack as well as jump over a small obstacle course. In addition, an Equicizer will be available for folks to get the feel of riding a horse.

Daily demonstrations in the Horse Land will include: horseshoeing, horse braiding, grooming and tacking and more. Maryland’s top horse associations will feature interactive booths featuring topics such as therapeutic riding activities, racing, breeding and raising horses, horse rescues, military riding, equine studies, search and rescue, rodeo and more.

Visitors to Horse Land can also join tours of the racetrack given by horse industry leaders and jockeys during live race days, to explore the colorful activities taking place and to join handicapping sessions on how to pick a winner.

Tent Exhibitors

  • City Ranch
  • Freedom Hills Therapeutic Riding
  • Days End Farm
  • Full Moon Farm
  • TROT
  • Windy Way Horses horse painting
  • Sweet Rock Stables
  • Friends of Maryland Standardbreds
  • River Valley Ranch
  • Retreat at Beckleysville
  • Brave Heart
  • Big Purple Barn
  • Brenda von Rautenkranz
  • Cloverleaf Standardbred Owners’ Association, Inc
  • Maryland Horse Breeders Association / Jim McKay Maryland Million Day
  • Equine Career Booth
  • Equicizer
  • Racetrack Tours
  • Maryland Jockey Club
  • Maryland Saddlery
  • Stick Horses & Crafts
  • Live Racing Simulcast & Wagering 101

2015 Photos

  • Pony Racing

    Pony Racing

    See photos of U.S. Pony Racers flying down the stretch of the Timonium race track during the My Maryland Horse Festival. Read More
  • Horse Land & Infield Horse Fest

    Horse Land & Infield Horse Fest

    Everything from polo ponies and famous Maryland-bred racehorses, to trick riders and clydesdales on display. Maryland’s Best Wine and Beer Read More
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