Representing all
segments of Maryland’s horse industry

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Latest News

New Helmet Law for Minors to Take Effect Oct. 1

Starting October 1, an adult who is present and directly supervising a minor may not allow the minor to ride a horse unless the minor is wearing a properly secured helmet that meets or exceeds ASTM standards for helmets for equestrian use. The law applies to riding on public roads …

BSF Liam Wins Maryland Sport Horse Award at the Maryland International CCI4*-S

Thora Pollak’s BSF Liam won our inaugural High Point Maryland Sport Horse award this weekend at the Maryland International Horse Trials at Loch Moy Farm. The award goes to the highest placed horse bred in Maryland by a Maryland breeder. BSF Liam is a 2013 Connemara/Thoroughbred cross by Ballywhim An …

The July Equiery Is Out!

The July Equiery is out, just in time for leisurely reading over the 4th of July weekend. The issue contains tips for beating the heat, a feature story on ranch riding, and a summary of our popular liability waiver webinar. The issue also includes our President’s report on her trip …

What We Do

The mission and
history of MHC

The Maryland Horse Council, Inc. (MHC) is the § 501(c)(6) trade association that has represented the Maryland horse industry for over 35 years. Our core mission is to lobby state and local government for sensible and economically sound positions, and to provide educational and business networking resources for the Maryland horse community.


Our Issues



One Common Bond: the Maryland Horse
One Common Voice: the Maryland Horse Council

The Maryland horse industry is impressive. There are more horses per square mile (10.5) in Maryland than in any other state in the country, and 51.8% of Maryland households contain at least one horse enthusiast. Our industry contributes $2.4 billion to the Maryland economy.

Come join us and help ensure that everyone enjoys the ride!

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MHC’s trade publication is The Equiery, which provides the Maryland horse community with horse industry news, educational articles, photos, and profiles on horse businesses and horse people, as well as a service directory for businesses that serve the Maryland horse industry.

How you can support MHC​

Become a Member

Join together with others who love horses and are dedicated to a great future for Maryland’s equines.

Become a Sponsor

We love working with our sponsors to ensure that their needs and business goals are met.

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