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 5 Star at Fair Hill
37th Jim McKay Maryland Million Day
Washington International Horse Show
2022 Legacy Chase
August 6, 2022-August 7, 2022 8:00 am
1235 Park Mills Rd. | Adamstown, MD 21710 VISIT SITECome out and watch upper level recognized dressage at Loch Moy Farm! Two Licensed Competitions: Show III- Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022 | Show IV - Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022 LEARN MORE→
August 8, 2022-August 12, 2022 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
17320 Moore Road | Boyds, MD 20841 VISIT SITEAugust 8th - 12th, 9am - 3pm (5th - 12th grade) Youth Horsemanship Camp at Great and Small is designed to foster self-confidence, communication and social skills for students with learning differences. This fun camp incorporates therapeutic riding lessons, unmounted equine assisted learning and peer interaction alongside qualified Great and Small staff and volunteers. Learn More→
August 9, 2022 11:00 pm - 11:30 pmDon't miss Best of America by Horseback feature of Valley Meadow Farms Trails Getaway and Bed & Barn on August 9th! This episode will be aired on both RFD-TV and The Cowboy Channel, and eventually archived on the Best of America website for convenient viewing anytime. Visit the Valley Meadows Farm website to learn about their getaway opportunities for both horse and rider!
August 3, 2022-August 9, 2022
Woodbine, MD VISIT SITELearning equine anatomy should be fun and interactive. It should not entail memorizing! After this class, when someone asks about a muscle, you will actively recall building it on the Equiken® model in clay. You will remember where and how you felt it on the horse (or located for deeper muscles). Memorization is just not the way most brains work! Experience (build, associate, palpate), store (your brain makes notes) and then recall – that’s the ticket. This course utilizes the brilliant system developed by Jon Zahourek, founder of ANATOMY IN CLAY® Learning Systems. This seven-day course is taught in increments in a study group format with a hands-on approach. It is run in 3 days on, one day off for self-study and finishes with another 3 days on. Using bones, models, visuals, books, hand-outs, reference material and live horses, Debranne Pattillo, MEEBW will lead and direct the group. Students will work in teams of two, building the muscles on the Equiken® models at a comfortable pace, researching each muscle as the building progresses. Students become very familiar with various published books, publications and internet resources during the course, thus enabling them to better research anatomy. Students will have a chance to ensure they have understood the information by completing a self-assessment before the beginning of each class. Students are responsible for attending all six days of class in the classroom and are expected to spend the off day reviewing material for at least 8 hours. *Please note that registration for this class closes 30 days prior to the course start date to ensure the appropriate number of models are ordered. LEARN MORE→
August 11, 2022 2:00 pm
4015 Damascus Road | Laytonsville, MD 20882 VISIT SITEThe emphasis of our Schooling Evenings will be on a relaxed experience for you and your horse! Dressage Ride a Test , Jumping Schooling Rounds and Cross Country Schooling all in one evening! **Different portables and questions will be arranged for each evening*** YOU design your evening — do as much as you want…it is as easy as that! FORMAT: Choose from the following options: Dressage RIDE A TEST: Choose any test you wish; receive a judged test with written comments and scores as well as verbal suggestions for your progress – $32 Show Jumping Rounds: $37 for the first two rounds at any height –2 round minimum. Add additional rounds with an open check, credit card or cash payment at show-$12 each additional round Cross Country Schooling FOR DATE OF SCHOOLING EVENING ONLY: $57/horse or $47 if also show jumping Sponsored by the Waredaca Brewing Company—come visit the Tasting room when you are finished! Learn more and Register→
June 20, 2022-August 12, 2022 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
25450 Rosedale Manor Ln | Hollywood, MD 20636 VISIT SITEHorse Camp - June 20-24 | June 27-July 1 | July 4-8 | July 11-15 | Aug 1-5 | Aug 8-12 Ride, learn horsemanship and have fun! Nature Explorers - June 20-24 | June 27-July 1 | July 4-8 | July 11-15 | July 18-22 | July 25-29 | Aug 1-5 | Aug 8-12 Everything nature with hiking, crafting, playing and discovering the beauty of Greenwell. Fishing Camp - June 20-24 | July 18-22 | Aug 1-5 Learn skills, have fun, enjoy the serenity while fishing in the Patuxent River. Camper VS. Wild - July 25-29 | Aug 1-5 Learn and utilize survival skills in a SAFE and FUN manner; from foraging berries to collecting materials and starting a fire. Included! * FUN experiences, team building activities and games to challenge, create and inspire. * A safe and supportive environment for all experience levels, no experience is required. * Inclusive Programs: All abilities are welcome * Flexibility and time to explore! LEARN MORE→
June 20, 2022-August 12, 2022 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
33 Rolling Hills Ranch Ln | Port Deposit, MD 21904 VISIT SITEJune 20 - June 25 and August 8 - August 12 Rides twice a day Rider must be able to Canter Any age including adults Note: 3% processing fee added for online registration Limited to 10 Students Learn More→
June 20, 2022-August 12, 2022 8:45 am - 3:00 pm
4326 Louisville Road | Finksburg, Maryland 21048 VISIT SITECampers will discover the wonderful world of horses and farm life! Campers enjoy daily riding, horse care lessons, guest speakers, horse-related crafts, nature hikes, games, and more- all during a week-long horse adventure! Riding groups are formed by age and previous riding experience, so everyone gets the most out of their daily lessons. Ample assistance is provided for “new horse people”. Sign up for one, two, or all three weeks! 2022 Dates: June 20th–24th July 11th–15th August 8th–12th Learn More→