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  • “What is the Maryland Horse Park System?” with Ross Peddicord

    Ross Peddicord, Executive Director of the Maryland Horse Industry Board, visited the Maryland Horse Library & Education Center on September 25, 2023 to discuss how the Maryland Horse Park System came to be and take a look at Maryland's world-class equestrian events. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7SBZkypi48[/embed]
  • 2023 MTCP Participant Bios

    Kenneth Bonuccelli - Woodbine, MD Kenneth is a legal studies major at Stevenson University, where he competes in competitive Mock Trial. He enjoys spending time with friends and family and watching sports, and is excited to meet everyone in the Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program. Sam Franklin – Churchton, MD Sam is a junior at the University of Louisville majoring in Equine Business Management. He has experience working with horses in both farm settings and hot walking at Churchill Downs. Sam loves working with horses, and after college hopes to become a winning thoroughbred trainer. For the MTCP, he hopes to learn as much as he can and to make the most of his time in the program. Olivia Kaltenbach – New Castle, PA Olivia is a junior studying Animal Science-Business and Management at Penn State University. As an Agriculture Future of America (AFA) Delegate for Penn State, she has a passion for growing her network in the equine industry and looking for any and all opportunities to be an advocate for animal agriculture. Olivia was born and raised working with horses in the western world and eventually learned to love the adrenaline rush of rodeo! She is incredibly excited to partake in the Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program and is looking forward to learning more about the Thoroughbred industry and where her place could be in it. Haden Sisk – Reisterstown, MD Haden is a 17-year-old high school junior living on his family’s six-horse farm in Reisterstown, Maryland. He competes in Maryland High School Rodeo and Central Pennsylvania Youth Rodeo as a team roper. Aside from a cowboy, Haden is also an avid equestrian and loves to ride to the hunt. Currently, he works for William Dowling at W-D Racing as a groom and exercise rider. As far as his future in the equine industry, he is interested in pursuing a career as either a vet or farrier. Addison (Addy) Smith – Knoxville, MD Addy is a student at Middletown High School in Frederick, Maryland, where she is an active member of their Future Farmers of America (FFA) club. She helps with her family’s non-profit horse rescue February Star Sanctuary, and has three horses of her own, one of which is an Off-Track Thoroughbred named Unstoppable Heart. She began barrel racing competitively in 2020 and has since added pole bending to her resume. Though not completely sure where she will go in her career, Addy has a passion for horses and plans to stay in the industry. She considers her love for her horses and the bond they have formed as a great learning experience for life and relationships. Sydney Trigilio – West Springfield, MA Sydney is a rising senior in the Equine Science program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst as well as an event rider with a passion for breeding and training. This summer, she will be continuing her education while working at a breeding facility and hopes to follow a career in that field. While she hasn’t yet had the opportunity to work in the thoroughbred industry, she is excited that Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program will be opening a new door.   Follow along with the 2023 Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program participants June 5-9 on the Maryland Horse Foundation’s Facebook page.
  • 4-H

    4-H is the largest youth development organization in the United States, with about 6 million participants and over 25 million alumni! The Maryland 4-H Youth Development Program provides a supportive setting for youth to reach their fullest potential. Children learn beneficial cognitive and life skills through community-focused, research-based, experiential educational programs. Participation is open to all youth ages 5-18. The Clover Program is open to youth ages 5-7 years and the 4-H Program serves 8-18-year-old participants. 4-H values diversity and advocates for the inclusiveness of all children regardless of background or identity. 4-H has an over 100-year tradition of voluntary action through strong public and private partnerships at federal, state, and community levels. Local volunteer leaders and youth practitioners partner with local Extension staff from the University of Maryland to provide direct leadership and educational support to young people in urban, suburban, and rural communities. The 4-H youth development program is a group of young people engaging in various projects, events, and activities with adult and teen leaders and their families. Regardless of the programs, each 4-H group involves youth, family, and community members working and learning together. Learn More→
  • A Welcome to the Maryland Horse Industry – Why Horses

    Learn about the impact horses have on our lives and how to engage with resources the Maryland horse industry has to offer. Produced by the Maryland Horse Industry Board & Maryland Horse Foundation - 2021
  • AHP Equine Media Student Award

    2023 Applications now open! Apply before February 14, 2023. Are you an aspiring equine journalist? Get a chance to jumpstart your career in equine media through the American Horse Publication's Equine Media Student Award! Each year AHP awards up to three talented students with travel grants to the annual AHP Conference. Additional benefits include the opportunity to network with equine media professionals and attend educational workshops and lectures. Of the Travel Award winners, one will be chosen for the AHP Equine Media Student Award and receive a $1000 cash prize. Applications are restricted to high school seniors and undergraduate matriculated college students under the age of 25. Click here for more information on award eligibility and guidelines. For more information on AHP and its various student programs, contact Judy Lincoln at AHorsePubs2@aol.com or visit www.americanhorsepubs.org.  
  • All About Equestrian

    19961 Fisher Ave, Poolesville, MD 20837 All About Equestrian's goal is to serve the greater Poolesville area with fast and friendly service. Not only can they help fulfill your horse and rider product needs, but their friendly representatives are always willing to answer any questions you may have and help you find resources in the area, including saddle fitters, embroidery, clipper repair, and more. Visit Site→
  • Amplify Horse Racing

    Amplify Horse Racing is your guide to education and careers in the Thoroughbred industry – an all-encompassing term referring to the breeding, raising, training, racing, retirement, and responsible aftercare of Thoroughbred horses. Have a look into the amazing world of Thoroughbred racing. It is not just a sport of kings – it is a sport for everyone. Head to AmplifyHorseRacing.org to learn more.  Horse Racing Hangouts Series: 2020 and 2021 - Amplify Horse Racing Podcast
  • Anytime Tack

    16301 New Hampshire Ave # A, Silver Spring, MD 20905 Known as "The friendliest Tack Shop in Maryland", Anytime Tack has been serving the community since 1996. They are a locally owned English tack shop specializing in Dressage, Hunter jumper and cross-country products. They pride themselves in having the best apparel and equipment at the best prices. You will also find great advice and reviews to help with your decisions. Visit Site→
  • Assateague Island

    Located just 8 miles south of Ocean City, Maryland, Assateague Island National Seashore is a 37-mile long gem in the national and state park systems. Click HERE to learn more about Assateague’s history, parking and entrance fees, the wild ponies and other wildlife, camping, recreational activities, pet policies, Chincoteague, and more. Do you and your horse need a break from the arena? The Assateague Island national seashore is open for day use horseback riding in Maryland from October 9 through May 14. Plan a day of oceanside riding along the beach or stay the night at one of two equine-friendly campsites. For more information, click HERE. Note: The national seashore does not provide horses for rent. Riders must bring their own horse.  
  • Author Talk with Alvin Stone

    The Maryland Horse Library & Education Center played host to its first author talk on February 27, 2023, when Alvin Stone, the author of Stoney: the Story of my Dad's Life, an African-American Groom of Horse Racing, came by to discuss his book and his father's experiences in racing. Watch Alvin's talk at the link below! [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJUc8UYiuZI[/embed]
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