Women & Horses Speaker Panel

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Maryland Horse Library & Education Center will host a panel to talk about “Women & Horses” on Monday, March 27, at 4 pm.

Hear from a group of accomplished Maryland women with diverse equine backgrounds as they share stories and discuss their experiences in the Maryland horse community.

Speakers featured in this panel include Georganne Hale, VP of racing development for the Maryland Jockey Club, Cappy Jackson, an award-winning equine photographer, Cindy Halle, a multiple-championship winning polo coach at Garrison Forest School and the Maryland Polo Club, Karen Fulton, head trainer and owner of Full Moon Farm in Finksburg and vice chair of the Maryland Horse Industry Board, and champion amateur show jumper Terry West, recently inducted into the MHSA Hall of Fame.

This event is part of the Maryland Horse Library & Education Center’s monthly talks, an ongoing series held on the fourth Monday of each month. Visit to stay updated on future installments.

Attendance is free. For more information about the panel and other activities at the Maryland Horse Library, visit, call (410) 252-2100, or email


Equine Business Management Seminar

Hear from local experts on how to best manage your equine business at the Baltimore County Extension Office on March 14.

Topics will include:

  • Building a profitable Business- Aimee O’Neill, O’Neill Enterprises
  • Insurance Policies You Should Consider- Sable Hughes, Gerety Insurance
  • Managing Pastures to Reduce Feed Costs- Dr. Amanda Grev, University of Maryland Extension
  • Nutrient Management and Conservation Options- Erika Crowl, University of Maryland Extension

Author Talk with Alvin Stone

Stoney: The Story of My Dad’s Life, an African American Groom of Horse Racing
by Alvin Stone

The story of Walker “Stoney” Stone, a highly-respected racehorse groom who plied his trade for over 50 years, is told by his son, Maryland resident Alvin Stone.

Stoney passed on his love and knowledge of the sport to Alvin, who throughout his book explores the daily life of the renowned horseman, and well as those around him – including names that had been forgotten or not mentioned in the history of horse racing. Readers are introduced to Maryland farms and racetracks, a number of which have been developed and are no longer in existence, and the stables of racing nobility, including Harry and Jane Lungers’ Christiana, Marion duPont Scott’s Montpelier and Stuart Janney’s Locust Hill, all where Stoney worked over the decades. Many of Maryland’s legendary trainers, including Henry S. Clark, Guy Bedwell, Frank A. Bonsal, Grover “Bud” Delp and Frank Whiteley, to name a few, are woven through Stoney’s life. The book includes numerous rare photographs and sketches by Raoul Middleman.

“It is a blessing and honor to tell the story of my father’s life as a family man and horse racing groom. I tell his story through my eyes, a proud son,”—Alvin Stone

Alvin Stone will spend an afternoon at the Nancy Lee Frenkil Maryland Horse Library and Education Center in Reisterstown, talking about his book and horse racing and the contributions of black horsemen today. Copies of “Stoney” will be available for purchase and signed by the author.

Author Talk with Alvin Stone. Monday, February 27, 3 p.m., in the George Doetsch, Jr. & Apple Ford Lincoln Library, located at 321 Main Street in Reisterstown.

Attendance is free.

REF Equine Educational Talks – Equine Dentist

Join the Renaissance Equestrian Foundation for the second installment in their Winter Equine Educational Talk series, led by experienced Equine Dentist David Butts! Get an in-depth look at the horse’s mouth and have your equine dentistry questions answered at this seminar. Snacks and beverages provided.


REF Equine Educational Talks – Equine Nutrition

Join the Renaissance Equestrian Foundation in welcoming renowned Equine Nutritionist Michelle Jennings as the first speaker in their Winter Equine Educational Talk series! Learn all you need to know on providing your horse with the best nutritional care at this informative seminar. Snacks and beverages provided.


2023 Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program

Applications due April 21, 2023!


Launched in 2017, the Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program is an educational program presented by the Maryland Horse Foundation (MHF) that aims to:

  • Increase awareness of the diverse career options in the Thoroughbred industry
  • Give participants access to leaders of the Maryland Thoroughbred community
  • Highlight various paths for pursuing a career in the Thoroughbred industry
  • Address a critical need to attract and retain experienced and devoted employees

Over the course of a week, participants are encouraged to fully engage in the Maryland Thoroughbred industry and explore a multitude of career options. Graduates of the MTCP are eligible to apply for Career Development Funds, one-time funding that can be used to further career pursuits within two years after the program ends.

Interested? Contact Becky Remsberg at with questions.


22nd World of Pets Expo

Don’t miss this year’s World of Pets Expo! With plenty of contests, demonstrations, shopping, interactive fun and more, there’s something for every pet lover to enjoy.

Pasture Walk at Fiddlers Folly Farm

Join University of Maryland Extension, NRCS, and Amy Posey for an educational field day focused on equine pasture renovation at Fiddlers Folly Farm, MD! Come learn how Fiddlers Folly Farm is working to improve their pastures through a combination of good grazing management and pasture renovation.