MARYLAND HORSE FORUM SET FOR AUGUST 7, 2014
A trio of
nationally-known speakers, intensive, fully-participatory
brainstorming sessions concerning industry issues, and the
presentation of several awards are among the highlights of
the 2014 Maryland Horse Forum, Thursday, August 7, 2014 at
the Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro,
has been held at five-year intervals since 2004 and brings
together approximately 300 industry leaders from all
segments of the equine community to discuss major industry
issues. Prior Forums have resulted in comprehensive
recommendations, many of which have been implemented
throughout the industry.
of this year’s Forum is "Celebrating Our
Successes, Planning for the Future." Topics
include marketing and promoting the industry; business and
regulatory issues; land, greenways and going green; and
managing the Maryland horse population.
to speak are Patti Colbert, chair of the American Horse
Council national marketing alliance; Steve Day, President
and CEO of Dover Saddlery; and Todd Gralla, global
designer of horse parks, including the recent Equestrian
Olympic venues in London.
is co-sponsored by the Maryland Horse Industry Board and
the Maryland Horse Council. Awards will be presented
throughout the program to horsemen and women for
outstanding service to the industry.
is free and open to all members of the Maryland equine
community. However, advance registration is required. To
register and learn more about the Forum, visit: http://mdhorseforum2014.eventbrite.com/.