Join the Maryland Horse Council!
The Maryland Horse Council has a unique membership structure, which allows it to represent the broadest spectrum of people involved with or interested in horses. Our membership consists of associations, farms, businesses, charities/foundations, and individuals. The Association members, e.g., breed enthusiasts, sport and discipline groups, etc. are each entitled to one vote on the Board of Directors. The other membership categories: Business, Farm, Charity/Foundation, and Individual, exercise their voting privileges through elected Directors-at-Large. Each of these categories elects one Director-at-Large for every 25 or fewer members of the category. This composition of the Board of Directors balances the voting strength of each of the diverse groups.
Types of Membership
Association: Annual-$100 / 3-Year-$300 / 5-Year-$500 / Lifetime-$1,000
Open to all sporting, breed, and activity clubs, as well as professional organizations that have a voting membership. A member association is entitled to designate one individual to serve on the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors, by vote, decides policy and legislative positions for the Maryland equestrian community.
Business: Annual-$100 / 3-Year-$285 / 5-Year-$475 / Lifetime-$1,000
Open to any business, service or professional. Stay up-to-date on critical issues affecting the potential financial future of your business! Critical issues include monitoring tax issues, include sales tax for retails goods and/or service4s, estate taxes, etc., regulatory issues regarding feed, pharmaceuticals, neutraceuticals and supplements, equine health professionals, insurance, import/export facilities, auctions and sale sites, competition sites, and many, many more. Business members receive an invitation to exclusive Business Networking Events throughout the year.
Farm: Annual-$75 / 3-Year-$215 / 5-Year-$355 / Lifetime-$750
Open to any stable or farm! Critical issues affecting stable owners include insurance availability, liability, licensing and regulation, preservation and land use programs, infectious and contagious diseases, quarantine facilities, emergency management, attempts to tax stables as "amusement", opportunities for competition and sales in state. Make sure your voice is heard! Farm members receive an invitation to exclusive Business Networking Events throughout the year.
Charity & Foundation: Annual-$75 / 3-Year-$215 / 5-Year-$355 / Lifetime-$750
Open to legally formed not-for-profit entities that have received or have applied for IRS recognition under section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code and which do not have voting general memberships. Payment of dues as determined pursuant to Article I, Sec. 12 of these By-Laws shall entitle the association to designate one individual (and one alternate) to serve as a voting member of the Council. Charity and Foundation members enjoy the same privileges as Business and Farm members, including participation in the Business Network and its exciting events.
Individual: Annual-$40 / 3-Year-$105 / 5-Year-$175 / Lifetime-$400
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.
Youth: Annual - $5
Open to any interested individual (age 21 and under) who supports the goals and purposes of MHC.
If mailing payment, please send with completed form with payment to:Maryland Horse Council
P.O. Box 141
Damascus, MD 20872
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301.502.8929 for further information
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