Representing all
segments of Maryland’s horse industry

Latest News

Horse Industry Economic Impact Study Closing Friday, September 29

Our umbrella association, the American Horse Council, has been running its latest National Economic Impact Survey all summer and is getting ready to close the survey next Friday, September 29.   The survey will demonstrate the value of the equine industry to the national and state economies by analyzing “the direct, indirect, and …

Thoroughbred Racetrack Operating Authority Responds to MHC’s Letter re Open Meetings Act Violations

We are pleased to report that TROA responded to our letter within 1 business day and graciously apologized for the procedural growing pains it is experiencing. TROA said that “[a]s the Authority continues to solidify its processes, [it] welcomes the opportunity to speak with [MHC}  to discuss engaging the industry …

MHC Letter to the Thoroughbred Racetrack Operating Authority re Compliance with Maryland Open Meetings Act

On September 8, the Maryland Horse Council sent the following letter to Greg Cross, the Chair of the new Thoroughbred Racetrack Operating Authority.  We copied Gov. Wes Moore, Secretary of Agriculture Kevin Atticks, Attorney General Anthony Brown, key members of the General Assembly leadership, the county executives of Anne Arundel …

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.

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

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