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.
- City Ranch
- Freedom Hills Therapeutic Riding
- Days End Farm
- Full Moon Farm
- 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
- Racetrack Tours
- Maryland Jockey Club
- Maryland Saddlery
- Stick Horses & Crafts
- Live Racing Simulcast & Wagering 101