Representing all
segments of Maryland’s horse industry

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Latest News

Our Latest Podcast Episode Is Out!

Kim Egan of the Maryland Horse Council recently took a trip to Ireland with Kevin Atticks, Maryland’s Secretary of Agriculture, to meet with members of the Irish Sport Horse community. Hear all about the trip and what they learned about genetic testing and much more! Listen to our back episodes …

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Celebrating the Lesson Horse: June Letter from MHC’s President

Summer starts this month – hooray! Summer camps and lesson programs are gearing up for three months of horse-crazy children who want little more than to spend as much time as they can with their favorite lesson horses at lesson barns and riding schools. Lucky for us, Maryland is blessed …

The June Equiery Is Out!

Our annual lesson barn issue of The Equiery is out! The June issue includes a history of the McDonogh School riding program and a collection of reader memories about the Potomac Horse Center. The issue also includes a list of Maryland parks that offer equestrian trails and our June Calendar …

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.

Become an Advertiser

We want everyone who keeps up with MHC to know what you or your business has to offer.

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