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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Author Talk on “Self Destruction: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of U.S. Senator Daniel B. Brewster”
2023 Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program
Howard & Sondra Bender Educational Series Pasture Management Seminar
Author Talk with Jennifer Kelly: Author of “The Foxes of Belair”
2023 Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program
June 5, 2023-June 9, 2023
Maryland Thoroughbred Career ProgramApplications 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. LEARN MORE→
Schooling at Shawan Downs
June 5, 2023-June 7, 2023
1401 Shawan Road | Cockeysville, MD, 21030 410-446-0939Cross Country schooling is available for those who want to practice for the Spring season or simply enjoy riding at Shawan Downs without the pressure of competing. Weather-related make up day is June 8. email@example.com or call 703-261-3377 for more information!
Author Talk with Jennifer Kelly: Author of “The...
June 8, 2023 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
321 Main St. | Reisterstown, MD, 21136Jennifer Kelly’s delves into the history of one of Maryland’s - and America’s - most famed Thoroughbred breeders of the early 20th century, William Woodward, in her newest book, The Foxes of Belair: Gallant Fox, Omaha, and the Quest for the Triple Crown. Not only does she examine the racing legacies of his Triple Crown winners Gallant Fox and Omaha, who spent their early lives on the historic Belair Stud in Prince George's County, but how William Woodward's service to racing during the 20th century forever changed the landscape of the American Thoroughbred industry. Attendance is free. For more information and upcoming events at the Maryland Horse Library & Education Center, visit MarylandHorse.com/Library.
Second Hand Roses
June 9, 2023-June 9, 2023 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
124 South Carroll Street | Frederick, MDShowcasing the latest artwork of Rebecca Pearl, including equine subjects, Frederick places and florals.
Rolling Hills Ranch Jumper Show
June 9, 2023 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
33 Rolling Hills Ranch Lane | Port Deposit, MDA fun day to show off your skills in a very low-key atmosphere. We are very beginner friendly as well as welcoming to the more advanced rider. There will be year-end prizes for the high point riders in each division who compete in at least three shows. There will also be a trainer award to the trainer who brings the most riders to compete in our competitions. We start with rails on the ground and move on up to the height of your choice. The arena is 100′ X 150′ with lights if necessary.
Sandy Ferrell Hunter Clinic
June 10, 2023-June 11, 2023 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
1114 Shawan Rd | Cockeysville, MD 21030 VISIT SITE
Carnations and Crowns
June 10, 2023-June 10, 2023 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1128 Western Run Road | Cockeysville, MD 21030 VISIT SITEJoin The Foxie G Foundation for a Belmont Stakes watch party with open bar, hors d’oeuvres, gourmet food stations and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit the horses at The Foxie G Foundation, a volunteer based 501(c)(3) nonprofit horse and cat rescue.
2023 Promise Landing Farm Spring Horse Show
June 10, 2023 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
16900 Clagett Landing Road | Upper Marlboro, MD, 20774 301-249-2971 VISIT SITECelebrate with PLF students as they show off the skills they have learned this year! This is a family friendly event open to the public. Spectators welcome! Bring a friend and come see what PLF is all about.
“Welcome to DEFHR” Volunteer Orientation
June 10, 2023 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
1372 Woodbine Road | Woodbine, MD 21797 301-854-5037 VISIT SITEDays End Farm Horse Rescue (DEFHR) holds “Welcome to DEFHR” Orientation Sessions twice a month for individuals interested in volunteering. During this orientation, prospective volunteers are introduced to DEFHR’s mission and unique relationship with animal protection agencies. Attendees will also take part in a farm tour and learn more about individual volunteer roles.
Full Moon Farm Upper Level Event Grooming Clinic...
June 11, 2023 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
4326 Louisville Road | Finksburg, MD 21048 410-795-8371 VISIT SITEThis clinic is highly recommended for eventers of all levels— whether you haven’t yet done your first horse trials or you’re gearing up for your hundredth, this clinic is for you! Learn the best tips & tricks of the trade from this top-level performer. Get the inside scoop on the best products, techniques, strategies, and planning.