Maryland Horse Library & Education Center

Maryland Horse Library & Education Center

Welcome to the Library

Welcome to the Library

The Maryland Horse Library & Education Center is the largest library of its kind on the east coast, its shelves holding thousands of books dedicated exclusively to horses. Visitors may browse shelves on a variety of topics, from breeds to training methods, riding disciplines to the history of horse sports, and much much more. Officially opened in December 2022, MHLEC serves as a hub for learning and collaboration, while honoring the long history of horses in Maryland. In addition to its non-lending, special collections reference library, MHLEC offers a meeting space, a gallery, educational exhibits and programs.


The Maryland Horse Library & Education Center went from dream to reality when the offices of the Maryland Horse Breeders Association, established in 1929, moved to its permanent home in Reisterstown in the summer of 2020. The library occupies what was originally Grace Methodist Church (built circa 1866). In September 2021, MHLEC was designated by the Maryland Horse Industry Board (MHIB) as the Educational and Cultural Center of the Maryland Horse Park System.

Upcoming Library & Maryland Horse Foundation Events

Mar 27

Women & Horses Speaker Panel

In celebration of Women's History Month, the Maryland Horse Library & Education Center will host a panel to talk about "Women & Horses" on Monday, March 27, at 4 pm. Hear from a group of accomplished Maryland women with diverse equine backgrounds as they share stories and discuss their experiences in the Maryland horse community. Speakers featured in this panel include Georganne Hale, VP of racing development for the Maryland Jockey Club, Cappy Jackson, an award-winning equine photographer, Cindy Halle, a multiple-championship winning polo coach at Garrison Forest School and the Maryland Polo Club, Karen Fulton, head trainer and owner of Full Moon Farm in Finksburg and vice chair of the Maryland Horse Industry Board, and champion amateur show jumper Terry West, recently inducted into the MHSA Hall of Fame. This event is part of the Maryland Horse Library & Education Center's monthly talks, an ongoing series held on the fourth Monday of each month. Visit to stay updated on future installments. Attendance is free. For more information about the panel and other activities at the Maryland Horse Library, visit, call (410) 252-2100, or email RSVP→
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Apr 8

Finding Eggs at Foxie G

Hosted by The Maryland Horse Foundation, Finding Eggs at Foxie G offers lots of fun for the whole family! Live music from Eddy Viscosity and the Turbulent Core Kid's games Wine tasting and wine for purchase from Elk Run Vineyards Cookin' with Greece food truck ...and more! Egg Hunt begins at 12:30pm. Tickets $20 per car. Dogs welcome on a leash with a current rabies tag. All proceeds benefit the Foxie G Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit horse and cat rescue. LEARN MORE→
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Jun 5

2023 Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program

Applications due April 21, 2023! APPLY NOW Launched in 2017, the Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program is an educational program presented by the Maryland Horse Foundation (MHF) that aims to: Increase awareness of the diverse career options in the Thoroughbred industry Give participants access to leaders of the Maryland Thoroughbred community Highlight various paths for pursuing a career in the Thoroughbred industry Address a critical need to attract and retain experienced and devoted employees Over the course of a week, participants are encouraged to fully engage in the Maryland Thoroughbred industry and explore a multitude of career options. Graduates of the MTCP are eligible to apply for Career Development Funds, one-time funding that can be used to further career pursuits within two years after the program ends. Interested? Contact Becky Remsberg at with questions. LEARN MORE→
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The Maryland Horse Library and Education Center is a multi-faceted facility that honors the history and importance of Maryland’s horse industry. Visitors can expand their knowledge of all things equine while using the library, which houses more than 5,000 volumes; attending educational programs; viewing exhibits in the gallery; and making use of the versatile meeting room. The site is centrally located and easily accessible at 321 Main Street in Reisterstown.

In the Media

Where’s Marty? Maryland Horse Library on WJZ

On January 10, 2023, Marty Bass visited the Maryland Horse Library & Education Center as part of his "Where's Marty?" series. Take a sneak peak at the segment below or click HERE to view the full feature.
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Silks Wall

Silks Wall

One of the most distinctive features of the Maryland Horse Library & Education Center is the silks wall! Arranged in 4 x 3 grid and visible to passerby traveling northbound on Reisterstown Road, the silks wall pays tribute to some great names in Maryland racing history.

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Visit Us

321 Main Street

Reisterstown, MD 21136


9AM – 5PM
Mon – Fri

The Library will be CLOSED for the following dates in 2023:

April 7

May 29 (Memorial Day)

July 4

September 4 (Labor Day)

November 23-24 (Thanksgiving)

December 23-25

December 29


Questions? Contact us!