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B & D Custom Builders

How we work: We sit down and listen to your dreams and ideas for your custom building. With your dreams sketched on paper, our architects design the blue prints. When you are satisfied, our skilled construction team of Amish Builders brings your ideas into reality with wood and nails. 

We are proud of our construction work. It’s more like art to us. Our Custom Built Horse Barns and Custom Garages and Commercial Buildings can be seen on distinguished locations throughout PA, MD, DE, and NJ. Browse our portfolios, and imagine the possibilities for your custom building.

Add a personal touch to your custom horse barn or equestrian building by adding features and options that suit your style. We offer a large variety of exterior and interior options to make your structure more functional and attractive. From doors to windows, masonry to wood, shingles to steel, the options are almost endless. B & D Builders takes the time to show you your options and give you ideas so you will be satisfied with your building. We will go the extra mile to ensure that you will get what you need

The Equiery is an independently-owned and operated information and advertising publication for the Maryland equestrian community. The Equiery is published 12 times a year (monthly), and is distributed free in tack shops and feed shops in & around Maryland. For more information on equestrian services in Maryland, please contact us 1-800-244-9580 or 410-489-7826 or


Enjoy life in the country!

Once upon a time, you dreamed of owning a place in the country. A place with horses. You may have driven by a fence-lined field thinking wistfully of what it may be like to own a farm of your own.

But when you tried to get financing, you found that your commercial bank couldn’t handle homes with acreage. Or they didn’t understand financing agricultural properties. Farm Credit can help finance your dreams. We’ve been lending money for homes and farms in the country for more than 90 years. We’re the experts in rural financing, and we’ll help give your story a happy ending.

  • Flexible Financing Available for: 
  • Real estate – small or large tracts 
  • Homes 
  • Purchase of existing facilities 
  • Refinancing 
  • New construction of barns, fencing, arenas, etc. 
  • Renovations 
  • Improvements 
  • Trailers, vehicles or equipment 
  • Operating expenses 


Nobody knows the field better

Farm Credit is part of the national Farm Credit System, a system created when President Woodrow Wilson signed legislation in 1916 to form a network of banks and associations to serve agriculture and rural homeowners.

President Wilson knew in 1916 what we know today—that agriculture can be a tricky business, and that commercial banks are not always committed to its success.

Most of all, Farm Credit is committed to your success. Our loan officers don’t just want to be your lender, they want to be a resource for you, a consultant on your team. You won’t find a group of more knowledgeable, experienced individuals. Many grew up on farms, or continue to farm on their own. They know the challenges that you face, and they’re dedicated to helping you overcome them with flexible financing solutions designed to fit your needs.

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The Maryland Horse Industry Board (MHIB) is one of only about a half dozen state equine commodities boards in the country. MHIB is totally funded from private equine industry sources. Monies are accrued from the annual licensing fees paid to MHIB by the state’s approximately 600 licensed lesson, boarding, rental and rescue facilities and from the Feed Fund Assessment program. Every time a Marylander buys a bag of horse feed, 15 cents is voluntarily contributed by feed manufacturers to help fund MHIB projects and initiatives.

MHIB has three primary functions:

  1. Regulatory: to license and inspect the state’s commercial lesson, boarding, rental and rescue facilities that solicit business from the public.
  2. Advisory: to brief the Maryland Department of Agriculture and other state officials on issues regarding the Maryland horse industry.
  3. Promotional: to market, bring awareness to and help grow the state’s equine industry.

  MARBIDCO Logo The primary mission of MARBIDCO is to assist Maryland’s farm, forestry, and seafood businesses to achieve profitability and sustainability by providing targeted services that help retain existing Ag/RBI production and commerce, promote rural entrepreneurship, and nurture emerging industries. 

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Since its founding, Days End Farm Horse Rescue (DEFHR) has gone from a small non-profit sheltering a few horses to a full-scale, well respected national rescue and rehabilitation facility sheltering 120 to 150 horses annually. All horses come through animal control or humane agencies from across Maryland and surrounding states.

After their rehabilitation, the horses are evaluated and provided the training needed to best prepare them for adoption. DEFHR utilizes principles of natural horsemanship in an effort to help each horse realize its full potential as an equine partner.

The mission of Days End Farm Horse Rescue (DEFHR) is not only to rescue and rehabilitate suffering horses, but to prevent abuse and neglect through education and community outreach. DEFHR offers a wide variety of educational programs and internships providing opportunities for experiential learning. DEFHR also shares online resources for learning about equine welfare, rescue, and rehabilitation.


The Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association is the officially authorized organization that represents, assists and promotes the interests of Maryland's Thoroughbred owners and trainers. Membership in the MTHA is automatically extended to everyone licensed to own and/or train Thoroughbred race horses in this state.

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At Agape Pet Services, we understand that pets are members of the family, and we know how devastating losing a cherished friend can be. Agape Pet Services provides a full range of pet cremation services, to include horse cremation in Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina. Agape also provides pet cremation urns, cremation jewelry, and keepsakes available for delivery worldwide. We offer private cremation, private attended cremation, group cremations and resources to help you through the grieving process.

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Since 1929, the Maryland Horse Breeders Association (MHBA) has been the leading horse industry advocate within the state of Maryland. 

The MHBA functions as an informational resource for horse breeders and owners, the media, community and governmental organizations, and the general public.

As a service organization, the MHBA provides industry information, educational opportunities and legislative representation to its nearly 1,000 breeder-owner members, which include Thoroughbred breeders, owners of racehorses, steeplechase and hunt enthusiasts, and others with horse involvement.

The main purposes of the MHBA have always been to encourage, promote, protect and improve the horse breeding industry in Maryland. While emphasis traditionally has been placed on the production of Thoroughbred race horses, the MHBA encourages all sports relating to the use of horses.

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