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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May 20

148th Preakness Stakes

The 148th running of the Preakness Stakes (G1) returns to historic Pimlico Race Course Saturday, May 20, 2023! Don't miss your chance to watch the second jewel of the world-famous Triple Crown live. With live racing, infield entertainment, and a variety of premium hospitality options, guests will enjoy an experience like no other at this year's Preakness. LEARN MORE→
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Apr 29

Maryland Hunt Cup

Witness the 126th running of 'Maryland's Timber Tradition' on April 29, 2023! Gates open at 11am, post time 4pm. Visit the official site for specific parking directions. LEARN MORE→
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Jun 5

2023 Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program

Applications due April 21, 2023! APPLY NOW 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 bremsberg@marylandthoroughbred.com with questions. LEARN MORE→
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Apr 22

Grand National Steeplechase

Don't miss the 120th running of the Grand National Steeplechase on April 22, 2023! Gates open at 12pm, first post at 3pm. LEARN MORE→
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  • Horseland at the World of Pets Expo

    January 27, 2023-January 29, 2023

    2200 York Road | Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093 VISIT SITE

    Horseland is designed to introduce new people to horses and the horse industry. MHIB’s three primary functions are Regulatory: to license and inspect the state’s commercial lesson, boarding, rental, and rescue facilities that solicit business from the public. Advisory: to brief the Maryland Department of Agriculture and other state officials on issues regarding the Maryland horse industry Promotional: to market, bring awareness to and help grow the state’s equine industry. MHIB’s Horse Discovery Center will be there and you can find out how YOU can have horses in your life. HDC’s centers are carefully selected, licensed stables that welcome people of all ages and experience levels into their barns to learn about horses in a friendly and knowledgeable environment. The breadth and diversity of the stables in the Discovery Center network is wide and deep. They range from trail riding centers to Western riding operations to horse rescues and stables offering summer camps, English equitation, and even Civil War re-enactments. Geographically they are located in all regions of the state. Click HERE to learn more about Horse Discovery Centers.
  • 22nd World of Pets Expo

    January 27, 2023-January 29, 2023

    2200 York Road | Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093 VISIT SITE

    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.
  • REF Equine Educational Talks – Equine Nutrition

    February 9, 2023 6:00 pm

    4206 Brown Road | Taneytown, MD 21787 VISIT SITE

    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. LEARN MORE→
  • Maryland Horse Industry Day

    February 14, 2023 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    58 State Circle | Annapolis 21401

    Join the Maryland Horse Industry as we share with leaders in Annapolis our love of Maryland’s horses and the importance of horses in Maryland. Open Bar & Hors D ’Oeuvres at the Calvert House Business Casual RSVP and details to follow Questions: bremsberg@marylandthoroughbred.com
  • REF Equine Educational Talks – Equine Dentist

    March 9, 2023 6:00 pm

    4206 Brown Road | Taneytown, MD 21787 VISIT SITE

    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. LEARN MORE→
  • XDerby and Cross Country Schooling at Loch Moy...

    November 19, 2022-March 17, 2023

    Loch Moy Farm | Adamstown, MD VISIT SITE

    XDerby and Cross Country Schooling at Loch Moy Farm (By appointment only) Come school our XDerby course (a combination of show jumps and cross country jumps, including banks, ditches and water on all weather footing rings) and/or our cross country schooling course (by the entrance gates). Both courses are included for once price of $65. Please text Carolyn at 301-514-0111 to set up an appointment to school and she will send instructions on how to pay. LEARN MORE→
  • Greenspring Valley Hounds Point-to-Point

    April 2, 2023 10:00 am

    1400 Shawan Rd | Cockeysville, MD 21030 VISIT SITE

    Kick off Steeplechase season with the GSV Point-to-Point! Enjoy a day of flat, timber, and Junior races at the beautiful Shawan Downs in Cockeysville. Gates Open - 10 am First Pony Race - 10:30 am First Timber Horse Race - 12:30 pm LEARN MORE→
  • Elkridge-Harford Point-to-Point

    April 8, 2023 11:30 am

    2933 Pocock Road | Monkon, MD 21111 VISIT SITE

    Celebrate a Maryland tradition at Atlanta Hall Farm on April 8, 2023! Enjoy a great day of races and tailgating at the Elkridge-Harford Point-to-Point, where some of the country's best timber horses got their start. LEARN MORE→
  • My Lady’s Manor Steeplechase

    April 15, 2023 10:00 am

    3407 Pocock Rd | Monkton, MD 21111 VISIT SITE

    The Manor Races return for the 2023 Steeplechase season on April 15th! Take part in a historic Maryland tradition and enjoy a great day of live steeplechase racing and tailgating. LEARN MORE→
  • Mount Harmon Wicomico Hunt Point-to-Point

    April 16, 2023 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    600 Mount Harmon Road | Earleville, MD 21919 VISIT SITE

    Join the Mount Harmon and Wicomico Hunt Club for a day of point-to-point racing at the historic Mount Harmon Plantation! This year's event will also include a carriage and hound parade, tailgate and hat contests, VIP tents, food court, and more! LEARN MORE→
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