About MHC

The Maryland Horse Council, Inc. (MHC) is a § 501(c)(6) trade association that represents all segments of the Maryland horse industry, at the state and local level. MHC has been representing 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. As part of its work, MHC participates in American Horse Council’s Coalition of State Horse Councils.

MHC is affiliated with a § 527 Political Action Committee that supports horse-friendly candidates for State and local offices. 

MHC is also affiliated with the Maryland Horse Council Foundation, Inc., a § 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to the Maryland horse industry and to solidifying the strong ties between Maryland residents and the Maryland equine community.  

Our Bylaws

Our Policy Positions

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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.

MHC has five programming committees

Government Relations Committee

Farm Stewardship Committee

Trails Stewardship Committee

Equine-Assisted Services Committee

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Sport Horse Committee

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