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

64th Annual Washington International Horse Show

Come watch the 64th Annual Washington International Horse Show presented by MARS EquestrianTM October 24-30th! Time: Day events 8 am-5 pm; Evening events 6:30-10:30 pm (times approximate) Place: The Show Place Arena, Prince George's Equestrian Center, Upper Marlboro, MD Seven days and three nights of thrilling five-star jumping, elegant hunters, Shetland Pony Steeplechase, dressage exhibition, Jack Russell Terrier racing, Kids' Day presented by Delta, plus Barn Night (Thursday), Military Night presented by Boeing (Friday), and World Cup Night (Saturday) with the week's highlight, the $406,000 Longines FEI Jumping World CupTM  Washington CSI5*-W presented by Experience Prince George's. For more information, visit
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  • October Meets at Rosecroft

    October 4, 2022-October 27, 2022 7:15 pm

    6336 Rosecroft Drive | Fort Washington, MD 20744 VISIT SITE

    Rosecroft's Fall Meets are up! Plan your visit to watch live harness racing. 7:15pm post time. October meets: 4th, 6th, 11th, 13th, 18th, 20th, 25th, 27th LEARN MORE→
  • Trunk or Treat on the Farm

    October 28, 2022 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    1136 Priestford Road | Street, MD 21154 VISIT SITE

    Chesapeake Therapeutic Riding is hosting its first ever "Trunk or Treat" on the farm event on Friday, October 28th from 5:00-7:00. Wear your costumes and bring your treat bags to fill as you trick-or-treat through the barn and meet some of our horses. There will be a pony grooming station, and some fun photo ops, too! This event is FREE and will happen RAIN or SHINE. Space and parking is limited so you must pre-register your child for this event. Adults do not need to register. Ticket arrival times will be staggered to help control crowds and parking. Please arrive during your designated ticket window only. Please NO DOGS and NO SMOKING anywhere on the property. You will be asked to sign a release form upon entry. LEARN MORE→
  • Loch Moy Farm Dressage Schooling Show and Show...

    October 29, 2022 8:00 am

    1235 Park Mills Rd. | Adamstown, MD 21710 VISIT SITE

    Starts at 8 am and runs all day We offer all levels of dressage tests (including western and leadline). Show jump rounds from Introductory through Advanced. Schedule your dressage time close to your show jump time. LEARN MORE→
  • Suzy Floyd Clinic at Loch Moy Farm

    October 29, 2022

    1235 Park Mills Rd. | Adamstown, MD 21710 VISIT SITE

    This clinic will be held at Loch Moy Farm in Adamstown, MD for anyone that has volunteered in the dressage for MDHT/Loch Moy Farm. If you have volunteered this year at MDHT, you are eligible for this free clinic by Judge Suzy Floyd. Email to get on the list. Auditors are welcome at no charge. There is still time to volunteer before the clinic! Sign up at 2022 MDHT October Starter Horse Trial (
  • Playing with Ponies

    October 1, 2022-October 30, 2022 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    10500 Clarksville Pike | Ellicott City, MD 21042 VISIT SITE

    Clark's Elioak Farm has a new fun activity for October's Horse Month! Monday through Friday we are still offering Pony Rides 10 am to 5 pm daily. $2.50 per ride (Admission to the farm is $8 per person) Saturdays and Sundays we are offering "Playing with Ponies" to our visitors. Our great ponies will be available for mini sessions of petting, brushing, decorating, hugging and cuddling—and of course, great photo ops (since its all about the photo!!!) This activity is part of our price of admission ($8.00 per person) but you are welcome to make a donation to for Relief Efforts in Ukraine. We've already raised $1,500.
  • Full Moon Farm Fall Recognized Horse Trials

    October 30, 2022 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

    4326 Louisville Rd | Finksburg MD 21048 VISIT SITE

    Registration is open! Get your entries in now for the Fall Recognized Horse Trials. Full Moon Farm will be running new courses for Poles through Modified/Training. LEARN MORE→
  • Hallowhinny 2022

    October 30, 2022 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    13601 Glissans Mill Road | Mount Airy, MD 21771 VISIT SITE

    Get creative with your costume, grab that trick or treat bag and join us for Hallowhinny, Foxie G’s annual Halloween party, October 30, 2022 from 1 to 4 PM at Linganore Winecellars! Participate in costume contests for you and your dog, meet Foxie G graduates, dance to live music from The Knight Brothers, bid on great auction items, get gear for you and your horse at the tack sale, start your trick or treating early and much more while enjoying Linganore wines! Hope to see you there!
  • November Meets at Rosecroft

    November 1, 2022-November 29, 2022 7:15 pm

    6336 Rosecroft Drive | Fort Washington, MD 20744 VISIT SITE

    Rosecroft's Fall Meets are up! Plan your visit to watch live harness racing. 7:15pm post time. November meets: 1st, 3rd, 8th, 10th, 15th, 17th, 22nd, 29th LEARN MORE→
  • Freedom Hill Horse Rescue New Volunteer Orientation

    November 5, 2022 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    7940 Flint Hill Rd | Owings, MD 20736 VISIT SITE

    Must be 13 or older with some horse experience. Freedom Hill Horse Rescue is looking for dedicated people to join either morning or afternoon feed shift teams. The orientation covers our specific feed shift routine, a barn tour and a meet and greet with our horses.  This is a hands on class, so please wear closed shoes, preferably boots. Learn More→
  • Graham Equestrian Center November Horse Discovery Day

    November 5, 2022 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    10301 Harford Rd | Glen Arm, MD 21057-9230 VISIT SITE

    This is a free event! Stop by Graham Equestrian Center to meet and greet some of our horses, pet/brush them and ask questions about horses, horse behavior, horse health and riding. While you are here you can watch a riding lesson or check out some of the trails in this section of Gunpowder Falls State Park. Tickets are not required but please click the ticket link so that you can fill out our waiver before you arrive. This event does not including any riding or pony rides. LEARN MORE→
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