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segments of Maryland’s horse industry

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Maryland Horse Council News

New Podcast Episode: Meet John Nunn

A new episode of the Maryland Horse Council podcast has dropped! Host Rachann Mayer talks with John Nunn, a member of the Board of Directors of the Maryland Horse Council and our Vice President for Sponsorship. John is the founder of Nunn Finer Products, which makes tack for Dressage, Eventing, …

Maryland Horse Council News

November President’s Letter – A Guide to Charitable Giving

The November issue of The Equiery is typically our Giving Issue, designed to get everyone ready for Giving Tuesday. It’s that time of year when non-profits hope for end-of-year donations and taxpayers look for tax deductions. But many find the process of sifting through charities somewhat daunting. Fortunately, there is …

Maryland Connections at the Breeders Cup World Championships

The premier event on the Thoroughbred flat racing calendar is this weekend — the 2023 Breeder Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park. The championships consist of 14 Grade 1 stakes races, each with a purse of at least $1 million, run over every length and every surface. The card …

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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