Representing all
segments of Maryland’s horse industry

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MHC News and Updates

Letter from MHC’s President

Preakness Weekend is upon us and many of you are interested in what will happen to the Preakness Stakes in the coming years. The Letter from the President in the May issue of The Equiery explains the nitty gritty of the state’s plans for Maryland Thoroughbred racing in general, and …

The May Equiery Is Out!

Our annual Preakness issue of The Equiery is out! The May issue includes stories about off-the-track Thoroughbreds from around the state as well as some interesting Preakness facts and stats. The issue also includes a wrap up of the 2024 legislative session and Maryland-bred sport horse winners for the first …

MHC News and Updates

Farm Stewardship Tips for New Horse Farm Owners

First published in the April 2024 Equiery Many horse people dream of one day owning their own horse farm. For some, it is a lifelong dream; for others it is a necessity for their businesses. Horse farms in Maryland are subject to a number of environmental and safety regulations, however, …

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.


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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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