Representing all
segments of Maryland’s horse industry

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Latest News

Check Out Our Latest Podcast Episode!

Rachann talks with Savannah “Woodge” Fulton, a full-time horse trainer and upper level eventer, about her equestrian background and her international show career. Fulton ended her 2023 season with an impressive third place finish at the CCI3*-L at the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill in October, and she started …

The Maryland Horse Industry Has Grown 38% Since 2017

The results of the American Horse Council’s Economic Impact Study of the Maryland horse industry are out, and it shows that every sector of our industry has grown since 2017. The overall industry grew 38%, from $2.1 billion in 2017 to $2.9 billion today. The fastest growing sector of the …

The February Equiery Is Out!

The February issue of The Equiery hit the shelves today with full coverage of the many 2023 year-end awards collected by Maryland riders, breeders, and horses. The issue also covers the first weeks of the 2024 legislative session in Annapolis, and it includes our regular full news reporting and Industry …

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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