Do you love horses?  Have horses?  Operate a horse-related business?  Own or manage a horse farm?  Ride horses?  Then a Maryland Horse Council membership is for you!

MDScarfHat PoloThe Maryland Horse Council represents ALL of Maryland's horse community, from recreational riding to top sport horses to backyard ponies and therapy horses. We promote programs and policies to protect horse health and safety, foster a vibrant horse industry and safeguard equestrian lands for horse farms, competitions and riding. 

Maryland has more horses per square mile than any other state and is home to about 100,000 horses and 705,000 acres of horse farms.  As your advocate, the Maryland Horse Council tracks legislation and regulations to assure that they support our horse community. We provide quality information to the media on the positive contribution of horses to life in Maryland. And we hold frequent on-line and in person seminars for education on diverse topics such as insurance, labor regulations, fire prevention and farm stewardship. Our Industry Professional members benefit from high-level networking and discounted products and services.  

FarmLife HannahCanonAnd we celebrate the wonderful world of horses with special Members Only events at beautiful horse farms and at fun competition venues such as polo matches and hunt races.

We invite you to show your support for our horses and the horse industry in Maryland and to join together with others who love horses and are dedicated to a great future for Maryland's equines.

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Types of Membership

Individual:  Annual-$50  

Open to any interested individual who supports the goals and purposes of MHC. Critical issues facing individual horse owners and horse enthusiasts include in-state competition facilities, preservation and creation of public bridle trails, taxes, insurance, regulation of equine health care professionals, zoning and preservation issues, and much more.

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Youth:  Annual - $5

Open to any interested individual (age 21 and under) who supports the goals and purposes of MHC.

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Industry ProfessionalAnnual-$125

Industry Professional membership is open to any business, farm, service provider, or professional company, corporation, partnership, or sole proprietorship entity; and any legally formed not-for-profit or non-profit entity that has received or has applied for IRS recognition under sections 501(c)(3) through 501(c)9 of the US Internal Revenue Code. This category combines the former Business, Farm, and Charity/Foundation categories, and is open to any entity or individual who is in business, full or part-time, in the horse world.

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Association:  Annual-$125 

Association membership is open to groups, clubs, and associations that have voting general memberships. 

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If mailing payment, please send the completed form with payment to:

Maryland Horse Council

PO Box 606
Lisbon, MD 21765

Email or call (844) MDHORSE (844-634-6773) or 800-244-9580 for further information

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