Places to Go, Horses to See
Maryland hosts a multitude of horse-related events throughout the year. Feature events – think Jim McKay Maryland Million Day, Maryland 5-Star at Fair Hill and Preakness – can be found at the top of the page, but the opportunities to experience all the Maryland horse industry has to offer don’t stop there.
Pick a category to highlight an area of interest or scroll through events chronologically if you are only in town for a short time; the Maryland horse world is your oyster!
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Maryland Horse Foundation 12 Days of Giving Campaign
Maryland Stallion Season Online Auction
Maryland Horse Library Christmas Open House
January 3, 2024-January 7, 2024Kick the new year off with the Maryland Stallion Season Online Auction! The Maryland Horse Foundation is hosting the annual online stallion season auction January 3-7. The auction will feature no-guarantee seasons for 16 Maryland-based stallions. Proceeds support the Foundation’s educational programs and the brand-new Maryland Horse Library and Education Center. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Click HERE to preview the auction.
December 16, 2023-December 23, 2023 1:00 pm - 3:00 pmSaturday December 16th -- 1 pm to 3 pm Saturday December 23rd --1 pm to 3 pm Dun-Pikin Farm will be offering Reindeer (pony) Rides this holiday season. Come to our Holiday Open House, have some hot chocolate, enjoy meeting the horses (aka reindeer) and petting animals. Reindeer (pony) rides will be available for $10. (Weather permitting - check our Facebook page for updates)
December 15, 2023 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
321 Main Street | Reisterstown, MD 21136 VISIT SITESeason's Greetings! Join us for the Maryland Horse Library & Education Center's annual Christmas open house. Enjoy a festive day with ponies and a visit from Santa! RSVP by December 8 to email@example.com.
December 9, 2023 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
1330 Woodbine Rd | Woodbine, MD 21797 VISIT SITESanta's Village at Days End Farm Horse Rescue, your ultimate pitstop before and after The Lisbon Christmas Parade(parade starts at 12 pm)! Dive into a winter wonderland of holiday shopping with a plethora of vendor booths, hop on magical 'reindeer' rides, and make cherished memories with the big man himself, Santa! There will also be various activities for the kiddos and our farm will be open for self-guided tours! Warm refreshments, the making for s’mores and firepits will be provided. Bring your non-perishable food items with you and drop them in the bins provided, in support of Farmers Feed The Hungry.
December 9, 2023 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
589 2nd St | Chesapeake City, MD 21915 VISIT SITEThe Annual Poplar Hall Christmas Parade of Horses & Market (sponsored by the Town of Chesapeake City & Chamber of Commerce, Fairhill International and Gallorette Boutique) walked through Historic Chesapeake City, MD - one of the most beautiful Victorian towns in the country will be the home of a Christmas Wonderland. Young Horse Fans!!!! 9:00 am to 9:45 am is the HORSE MEET & GREET! Come say hello to the Parade Riders & their Horses at the CC Elementary school while they're preparing for the parade. Horse Parade begins 10:00 AM with National Recording Artist: EMILY DRINKER (Philadelphia) singing the National Anthem and Bagpiper: Thomas Moore Christmas Market begins at 11:00 AM
December 9, 2023-December 10, 2023 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
43938 Swift Fox Dr | California, MD 20619 VISIT SITE$10 admission at the gate. Come out and enjoy a day on the farm with the Clydesdales, 20+ vendors and food trucks. This years event is geared more towards the kids with face painting, pony rides, kids tractor pull and more. There will be plenty of raffle table items to grab a chance on, 50/50 raffle and a bake sale. Grab a friend and your neighbor and come out for two full days of fun.
December 9, 2023 12:00 pm
Lisbon, MD VISIT SITERoute 144, Lisbon, MD WANTED! Your donkeys, mules, horses & minis! Horses must register for the Parade in advance – and space is limited! ENTRIES ARE OPEN! Entries CLOSE DECEMBER 4 or when 250 have entered, whichever comes first. Or attend in person to watch the fun!
December 7, 2023-December 18, 2023
321 Main Street | Reisterstown, MD, 21117The Maryland Horse Foundation is thrilled to announce our 12 Days of Giving campaign, as we bring the impact of the Maryland Horse Foundation to life! Over the next few days, we will share our ‘12 Days of Giving Campaign’ with video testimonials and quotes from program graduates, volunteers, board members, authors, and equestrian enthusiasts; all of whom have been impacted by the educational mission of the Maryland Horse Foundation. Programs and experiences such as these would not be possible without contributions from people like you. Please donate this giving season to the Maryland Horse Foundation. To donate, click the yellow "donate" button in the upper right-hand corner of the page. Stay tuned to the Maryland Thoroughbred social media channels and YouTube page starting Dec. 7, and continuing through Dec. 18, and see the Maryland Horse Foundation's impact first-hand! Facebook: Maryland Thoroughbred Twitter: @MarylandTB Instagram: @MarylandTB YouTube: Maryland Thoroughbred