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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Fourth Monday Talk – The Maryland Horse Park System
Fourth Monday Talk – The Washington D.C. International
April 1, 2023-November 5, 2023 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10500 Clarksville Pike | Ellicott City, MD 21042 VISIT SITEAPRIL 1 TO NOVEMBER 5, 2023 Tuesday - Friday: 10 AM to 5 PM Saturday & Sunday: 10 AM to 5:30 PM Come visit all our friendly farm animals & see the Enchanted Forest attractions you remember from your childhood! Come visit our adorable goats and all our other great animals. Take a pony ride, a cow train ride or an Enchanted Express train ride. Great fun for all. Clark's is pleased to provide a safe environment in our wide, open spaces for the families.
November 6, 2023 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
321 Main Street | Reisterstown, MD 21136 VISIT SITEMarylander Patrick Smithwick has been working with horses all of his life, getting life lessons at a very young age from his father, the legendary steeplechase jockey A.P. Smithwick, who became a trainer after retiring from riding. The younger Smithwick worked his way through school and college by exercising Thoroughbreds at major East Coast racetracks and riding steeplechase races at such venues as Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course, and hunt meets such as the Maryland Hunt Club and the Grand National. Smithwick has since developed another passion, writing, and writes about what he knows, growing up with a racing legend in "Racing My Father" to a memoir about a year with his family in "Flying Change", his first two published works. His most recent book, "War's Over, Come Home" is another chapter in the life of his family. Smithwick will give a talk about his books and his life at the Maryland Horse Library & Education Center on Monday, November 6 at 4 p.m. Attendance is free. For more information and upcoming events, visit MarylandHorse.com/Library.