News & Updates

New Equiery Art Contest

Deadline: Oct. 10, 2023 The Equiery and the Maryland Horse Council are proud to announce a new contest for equine artists and artisans. The new contest is open to Maryland residents who specialize in two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork.  The Grand Champion artwork will be featured on the November 2023 Equiery cover with an interior editorial …

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September Government Relations Report

by Jane Seigler, MHC Government Relations Committee Co-Chair (first published in the September 2023 Equiery) You might be forgiven if you imagine that your Government Relations Committee, with the State Legislature out of session since April, has been sitting by the pool drinking margaritas all summer. You might be forgiven …

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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 …

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September MHC President’s Letter

by Kimberly K. Egan MHC President (first published in the September 2023 Equiery) September begins a season of transition. Summer vacations end, children go back to school, the weather starts to change, and we all start to turn to the next big thing. This year, we said goodbye to two …

The September Equiery Is Out!

The September Equiery is out! This issue contains the full calendar of events for the rest of the year. September and October are PACKED with Maryland horse events for every region, every discipline, and every level. Members, look for your copy in the mail. Non-members, pick one up at your …

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MHC Government Relations Update

by Jane Seigler, MHC Government Relations Committee Co-Chair (first published in the August 2023 Equiery) The Maryland Horse Council established its Political Action Committee in 2011 to provide a way to support financially the campaigns of candidates for state office who understand and support our public policy agenda. Rightly or …

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MHC Podcast — New Episode Available

New episodes of the MHC Podcast drop twice a month. The latest episode is now out and features an interview with Jane Seigler, President of the Maryland Horse Council Political Action Committee. Seigler and MHC Podcast host Rachann Mayer talk about what the PAC does and why it is so important …

MHIB 2024 Grant Cycle Now Open!

ANNAPOLIS, MD (August 1, 2022)- The Maryland Horse Industry Board (MHIB) has announced that has begun accepting grant applications for the 2024 grant year. The goals of the grant program are to promote the Maryland equine industry by increasing public awareness and participation, advancing education and training, supporting and promoting …

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