World of Pets Expo
Maryland State Fair Ground
2200 York Rd, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093
We have an exciting opportunity for Licensed Stables and Horse Industry Partners, to be a part of World of Pets Expo! The MHIB has a corner booth space near the 4H Pony Rides and will host a mini Horseland with our Horse Discovery Centers in the World of Pets Expo!
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Horseland is designed to introduce new people to horses and the horse industry. MHIB’s three primary functions are Regulatory: to license and inspect the state’s commercial lesson, boarding, rental and rescue facilities that solicit business from the public. Advisory: to brief the Maryland Department of Agriculture and other state officials on issues regarding the Maryland horse industry and Promotional: to market, bring awareness to and help grow the state’s equine industry.
Surrounding the 4-H pony rides we will have tables where children of all ages can make stick horses and jump a miniature course, dress in jockey silks, ride a simulated racehorse and learn where they can get involved with our Horse Discovery Centers (HDC’s). In addition, people will be made aware of Maryland’s almost 800 licensed farms, stables and organizations in their neighborhoods where they could learn to ride, work with and learn more about horses. Other Horse Industry groups and organizations will have booths near the Horseland corner and have information about getting involved.
MHIB’s Horse Discovery Center’s will be there and you can find out how YOU can have horses in your life. HDC’s centers are carefully selected, licensed stables that are welcoming people of all ages and experience levels into their barns to learn about horses in a friendly and knowledgeable environment. The breadth and diversity of the stables in the Discovery Center network is wide and deep. They range from trail riding centers to Western riding operations to horse rescues and stables offering summer camps, English equitation, even Civil War re-enactments. Geographically they are located in all regions of the state.
Pony Kissing Booth from High Ridge Farm LLC STAR Equestrian “Feel It From Their Perspective” An Experiential Approach vR Growth and Learning Center
Sweet Rocks Stables Inc Morgan Horses Freedom Hills Therapeutic Riding Program U.S. Pony Racing's Equicizer
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This is the start of a great partnership to bring horses to the World of PetsExpo!
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News about College Day at the Races!
College Day at The Races at The Maryland State Fair
College Students, stop by for a day of horse racing fun and a chance to win one of multiple $1000 College Scholarships at “College Day at The Races” at the Maryland State Fair!
DATE: Saturday, August 25, 2018
TIME: 1 PM – 6 PM
EVENT CHECK-IN: 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM. The earlier you check-in, the more chances you have to win.
TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CHANCE TO WIN (Scholarship winner’s names will be drawn prior to races, throughout the day):
Pre-Register by Friday, August 24, at 4 PM.
Check-In (Food Vouchers provided at Check-In to registered individuals).
Have your College/University ID and valid photo ID.
Must Be Present.
LOCATION: MD State Fair Top Floor North End of the Grandstand
Come out to “College Day at The Races,” it’s all about horses!
How do you bet? You’ll find out and have the opportunity to place your first bet.
Check out tip sheets, programs, and everything that goes along with horse racing.
Hang out with old friends, meet new friends, and be prepared to have your photo taken in the Winner’s Circle should you win one of the many $1,000 Scholarships.
Watch the races from the Grandstand or next to the rail.
Meet a jockey.
Pet a retired race horse.
Enjoy plenty of fun photo ops, including trying on authentic jockey silks and more.
Watch 4-H English Horse Shows in the Horse Show Arena.
Didn’t find time to register, still come out to the fair with your friends and enjoy College Day at The Races activities and more! Be sure to bring your College/University ID and valid photo ID for FREE admission.
Don’t get stuck in traffic and parking, take the Light Rail to the Maryland State Fair. If you do decide to drive, park at the Light Rail lot on Deerco Road (FREE on a first-come, first-served basis) or just UBER/LYFT.
You won’t leave empty-handed with all of the fun swag from a variety of horse industry reps.
College Day at The Races is proudly sponsored by:
Country Life and Merryland
Dark Hollow Farm
Maryland Horse Breeders Association
Maryland Horse Council
Maryland Horse Industry Board
Maryland Jockey Club
Maryland State Fair & Agricultural Society Inc.
Maryland Thoroughbred Horseman’s Association Inc.
Terms & Conditions: The Scholarship monies will be made payable to the winner’s school and sent directly to each institution after College Day at the Races. Individuals winning scholarships must provide proof of current enrollment in an accredited college or university. Scholarships will be provided for the Spring 2019 semester.
Must be 18-years-old or older to bet on the races.