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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Oct 13

Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill

The storied tradition of Eventing at iconic Fair Hill continues with the Maryland 5 Star to be held annually in October at the Fair Hill Special Event Zone in Elkton, Maryland (Cecil County). One of only two 5 Star events in the United States, and seventh worldwide, the prestigious 5 Star (CCI5*) designation is the pinnacle of the sport of Eventing, best described as an equestrian triathlon. The Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill marks a new chapter for the State of Maryland’s rich horse and equestrian tradition. The event showcases four days of competition in Dressage, Cross-Country and Show Jumping.
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Oct 22

37th Jim McKay Maryland Million Day

The 37th edition of Jim McKay Maryland Million Day will take place Saturday, October 22, 2022, at Laurel Park. Jim McKay Maryland Million Day is designed to promote Maryland stallions, whose offspring compete in the races with purses and awards of over $1 million each year. Heading into the new year, Maryland stallion farms are gearing up for the 2022 breeding season and looking forward to the success of the resulting foals, the future stars of Jim McKay Maryland Million Day in 2025 and beyond. “We as an industry have been through a lot but we also have a lot to look forward to. Maryland has continuously worked to bring a new wave of quality stallions into the state and that effort would not be possible without the breeders and horsemen who support them,” said Louis Merryman, president of Maryland Million Ltd. and owner of Anchor & Hope Farm in Port Deposit, Md. “Maryland Million day serves as a showcase for our farms and the horsemen that work so hard.” The 2021 running of Maryland’s Day at the Races marked a return to relative normalcy, after the previous year’s event was run under COVID-19 restrictions, which limited spectator attendance. Enthusiastic participation by horsemen resulted in full fields and a handle figure over $6.5 million, as the always popular Maryland Million Hospitality Village was full and sponsor participation made an impressive rebound from 2020. “We are looking forward to an even better event in 2022, with more fans and more fun” said Cricket Goodall, executive director, “And we are proud that Jim McKay Maryland Million Day caps off Maryland Horse Month in October that celebrates all of the diverse horse activities we have here.” Gates Open 10:00 am -- First post 11:30 am LEARN MORE→
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Oct 24

Washington International Horse Show

Established in 1958, the Washington International Horse Show is one of North America’s most prestigious, competitive and entertaining equestrian events with competition for international, professional, amateur, junior and child riders. Highlights include the $406,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Washington for the President’s Cup, the WIHS Equitation Finals and Children’s and Adult Hunter and Jumper Championships, plus popular community and charity events, like WIHS Kids’ Day and Barn Night. WIHS, an official USEF Heritage Competition, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization. For more information, visit wihs.org.
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Sep 24

2022 Legacy Chase

The 2022 Legacy Chase at Shawan Downs will run on September 24th! The Legacy Chase is a family fun-filled day of steeplechase racing, picnicking, tailgating, or get your own tent to entertain friends or clients. Race Day Schedule 10:00 am - Gates Open 12:30 pm - 1st race The Les Grimes Stick Pony Race is at 12 Noon and sign-up is at 11am – bring your own stick pony! 6:00 pm - Gates Close Parking tickets will go on sale in July 2022. LEARN MORE →
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  • Fair Hill International Recognized Horse Trials (Aug 2022)

    August 13, 2022-August 14, 2022

    4640 Telegraph Rd | Elkton, MD 21921 VISIT SITE

    Fair Hill International Recognized H.T. | Elkton, Maryland (AREA 2)  USEA Event ID: 17999 Event Date: Aug 13 - 14, 2022 | Open Date: June 28 | Close Date: July 26 DIVISIONS USEF Endorsed/USEA Recognized: T,TR,N,NR,BN,BNR USEF/USEA Recognized: I,P,PR TENTATIVE SCHEDULE Friday: Cross-country course open-3 pm. Saturday: Dressage (OI/OP/PR/OT)-8 am; Show Jumping (OI/OP/PR/OT)-10 am; Cross-country (OI/OP/PR/OT)-10:15 am. Sunday:Dressage (TR/ON/NR/OBN/BNR)-8 am; Show Jumping (TR/ON/NR/OBN/BNR)-10 am; Cross-country (TR/ON/NR/OBN/BNR)-10:15 am. Schedule is Tentative and could be altered depending on entry numbers. Starting Times: Available Wednesday, August 10th after 6 pm at www.fairhillinternational.org EVENT AND ENTRY INFORMATION→
  • FMF Farm Family Insurance Jackalope Enterprises Show Series...

    August 14, 2022 9:00 am

    4326 Louisville Road | Finksburg, MD 21048 VISIT SITE

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  • Promise Landing Farm HQ Volunteer Orientation

    August 14, 2022 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    16900 Clagett Landing Rd | Upper Marlboro, MD 20774 VISIT SITE

    Want to volunteer at PLF? The first step is to attend an orientation, so please register and join us! Orientation covers an introduction to the facility, an overview of equine-assisted activities, volunteer responsibilities, emergency procedures, confidentiality issues, safety rules and regulations, and an introduction to the population that is served by our program. LEARN MORE→
  • MDHT Dressage Show and Schooling Jumper Rounds

    August 14, 2022 8:00 am

    1235 PARK MILLS RD. | ADAMSTOWN, MD 21710 VISIT SITE

    Fun unrecognized judged dressage show to practice for your fall events.  Also holding judged schooling jumper rounds where all clear rounds get a blue ribbon.
  • Fair Hill International Cross Country Schooling Night

    August 16, 2022 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    378 Fair Hill Drive | Elkton, MD 21921 VISIT SITE

    Sign up to participate in Fair Hill International's Cross Country Schooling Night! Course levels available: Beginner Novice, Novice, Training, Preliminary Schooling registration will open approximately one week before the schooling date -- slots are limited, so pre-register while you can! LEARN MORE→
  • Freedom Hill Horse Rescue Back 2 School Night

    August 17, 2022 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    7940 N. Flint Hill Rd, Owings, MD 20736 VISIT SITE

    Before heading back to school come on out to the farm to enjoy an evening with our very own horses! Children can participate in several activities which will be fun and prepare them for the upcoming school year! Cost: $25 per child. Ages 7-18yrs LEARN MORE→
  • Twilight Eventing Series VII

    August 17, 2022 4:00 pm

    1235 Park Mills Rd | Adamstown, MD 21710 VISIT SITE

    Mid-week Blues? Quick, fun, casual - never get bored at Twilight Eventing! 2022 Dates: April 13, April 27, May 18, June 1, June 15, August 3, August 17, August 31 Twilight Eventing with all 3 disciplines (M-Elem). Scheduling backwards from dusk: We will start as early as entries warrant. We have an Elementary division, too, so bring the youngsters (4-legged and 2-legged)! We will be running multiple dressage rings and will offer CTs (Combined Test: Dressage and SJ only).  (No fix-a-tests this year, sorry!) Can't ride? Sign up to volunteer at eventingvolunteers.com!! Volunteers get a cross country schooling pass and join in our pizza and beer/soda party. Various positions are available. Learn More and Register→
  • Star Equestrian Center Summer Camp 2022

    June 27, 2022-August 19, 2022 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

    13757 Broadfording Church Road | Hagerstown, MD 21740 VISIT SITE

    Equine Summer Adventures at Star Equestrian Center! 9am - 3pm M-F Four separate weeks to sign up for: June 27th - July 1st July 11th - July 15th  July 18th - 22nd  August 15th - 19th  Call 301-791-6222 to sign up.
  • Days End Farm Horse Rescue Legacy Camp 2022

    June 13, 2022-August 19, 2022 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    1372 Woodbine Road | Woodbine, MD 21797 VISIT SITE

    Days End Farm offers 2 programs for horse loving kids, in addition to our education internship program for anyone over 16! Our Junior Legacy Camp is for kids 7-11 years old and our Youth Legacy Camp is for kids 12-17 years old. Our camp has grown its stellar reputation because of our passion for horses, education and fun. Summer after summer, kids have awesome experiences at our horse rescue while developing important skills that we know will transfer to your home too. Junior (ages 7-11) Sessions | 9 am to 4 pm  June 13-17 June 27-July 1 July 18-22 August 1-5 August 15-19   Youth (ages 12-17) Sessions | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm  June 20-24 - Let's Run a Rescue! July 11-15 - Training the Rescue Horse July 25-29 - Want to Be a Vet? August 8-12 - Equine Cruelty Investigators Learn More→
  • High Ridge Farm Summer Riding Camp 2022

    June 20, 2022-August 19, 2022 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    2966 Manchester Baptist Church Rd | Manchester, MD 21102 VISIT SITE

    The summer riding camp is a hands-on horse camp that covers safety both on and around horses and ponies. We also cover the handling/grooming of horses as well as the parts of the horse and various types of tacks. All of our camp helpers are CPR & First Aid Certified! 2022 Camp Sessions: June 20th – 24th June 27th – July 1st July 11th – 15th July 25th – July 29th August 15th – 19th Learn More→
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