Welcome to the Maryland Horse Council!


Established in 1985, the Maryland Horse Council (MHC) seeks to unify, inform, and represent Maryland’s diverse horse community. As the industry’s state legislative representative and trade association, MHC protects and promotes the horse industry by providing a united voice in the Maryland state legislature and state agencies, by interacting with the media and the general public, and by keeping its members informed on issues that affect them and their horses.

In 1998, the MHC's lobbying efforts were successful in advancing legislation that created the Maryland Horse Industry Board (MHIB) with the Department of Agriculture. The MHIB serves as a commodity board that promotes the horse industry and licenses stables in Maryland.

 News / Upcoming Events

* Hold the Date *


Monday, October 13
Columbus Day

2:00 – 4:00 pm

Brooke Grove Farm
18420 Brooke Grove Road
Olney, Maryland


  • Composting: Modern Management of Our Organic Horse Manure

  • Tour of the Brooke Grove Farm Composting Operation by Charlie Mess

  • Details on Other Speakers Coming Soon

Refreshments Provided

Click HERE to reserve your space!

Questions? Contact our Farm Stewardship Committee Chair,
Jane Thery
: theryjane@gmail.com

The Maryland Horse Council 2013 Annual Report is ready ... Click HERE

Congratulations to the Maryland Horse Council's newly-elected Directors-at-Large who will serve on the Board of Directors from July 2014 to June 2016.  Click HERE for the list of names.


MHC 7th Annual BBQ

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Thanks to everyone who came out ... we had a great time!

Check out the BBQ / Vineyard Tour photos in our Facebook album
(click on the collage) ...


Association Manager:  Margaret Rizzo at admin@mdhorsecouncil.org


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Association Manager:  Margaret Rizzo at admin@mdhorsecouncil.org

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