The Maryland Equestrian Club is a fully-equipped horsemanship
club located on the University of Maryland, College Park Campus.
We are entirely non-profit and volunteer-run by students from
the University of Maryland. Students can learn balanced seat
English riding, teaching, training, practical horse care, and
barn management. Please explore our pages to learn more!
our website for further information!
Welcome to the Maryland
in 1985, the Maryland Horse Council (MHC) seeks to unify,
inform, and represent Maryland’s diverse horse community. As
the industry’s state legislative representative and trade
association, MHC protects and promotes the horse industry by
providing a united voice in the Maryland state legislature and
state agencies, by interacting with the media and the general
public, and by keeping its members informed on issues that
affect them and their horses.
In 1998, the MHC's
lobbying efforts were successful in advancing legislation that
created the Maryland Horse Industry Board (MHIB) with the
Department of Agriculture. The MHIB serves as a commodity board
that promotes the horse industry and licenses stables in
/ Upcoming Events
Evening at the Races
Saturday April 12th
- beginning at 5pm
their 65th Anniversary! Come See the Pacers and
Member Tickets - $35
purchase as many tickets as they'd like)
Non-Member Tickets -
(Purchase of a
Non-Member ticket comes with a 1-year Individual
Join us for an evening
of great speakers and exciting races!
A buffet dinner is
included with your ticket*. (*Gratuity is not included.)
here for your Tickets
5:30 pm - Ted Black
MidAtlantic Region of
USHWA, United States Harness Writers Association &
Reporter for Gazette will handicap races 1-4
6:00 pm - Helene
Gregory & Jennifer Conner
Talk about Racing Under
Saddle - Monte racing, a hybrid of harness and
thoroughbred racing. A popular pari-mutuel sport in
France, where many top trotters and drivers compete in
both sulky and under-saddle races.
6:40 pm - 1st race to
7:00pm - 2nd race
7:05 pm - Karen Craft
Trustee of Harness
Horse Youth Foundation, Director of Facilities for
7:20pm - 3rd race
7:40pm - 4th race
7:45pm - Julia Jesu
Close Up Show Stables
8:15pm - Tom Cooke
(Time between races
is subject to change.)
Business Network Meeting & Lunch
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pleasant Prospect Farm
Brookeville, MD 20833
Required by Thursday, April 17th, 2014
(maximum 2 per
business, farm, or charity & foundation)
To Get A Loan For Your Equine-Related Business
Keith WIlls, Commercial Loan Officer, Farm Credit;
Patrick Shurney, Senior Vice President, Sandy Spring
Hayward, AXA Advisors
Looking to grow or
launch a business? Do you need to expand or upgrade your
facilities? Buy new facilities or invest in equipment or
vehicles? Or maybe you just need a line of credit until
cash flow improves, or a bridge loan? Regardless
of the type of loan or type of business, there are some
specific actions that can help you qualify for getting
the financing you need. Plus, with interest rates
low but forecasted to climb, NOW may be the most
economical time to get that loan. Horse businesses
don't always fit neatly into the standard business
molds. This session will help you determine what kind of
loan you might need, where you might go to get it, and
what you need to do to get your fiscal house (or barn)
in order so that you can qualify. Discussion points will
are some of the differences when applying for a
business loan vs. a real estate loan?
is a debt-to-income ration, how do I determine mine,
and what do most banks require?
does my credit score affect my ability to get a
can I convince my bank that my horse business is a
income documentation will the bank look for?
I build business credit instead of using my personal
are the pros/cons of interest only, variable rate
and fixed rate loans?
owning property vs. leasing property affect my tax
will I need to get a business loan? Is it worth
going through the SBA?
are some things I can do to prepare so that I am
successful getting a loan?
is a 1031 Exchange and why does it matter?
Horse Council 2013 Annual Report is ready ... Click
Congratulations to the
Maryland Horse Council's newly-elected Directors-at-Large who
will serve on the Board of Directors from July 2014 to June
HERE for the list of names.
Manager: Margaret Rizzo at firstname.lastname@example.org