August 7, 2018

What You Said.... Horse Community Survey Results

Many of you took the MD Horse Community Survey in April, and we’ve been sharing the results each month on our website and in the MHC’s monthly newsletter.  This month, we share what both members and non-members said about the horse council’s mission, benefits, and communications. All of this information was considered during this year’s strategic planning process, and you might see some changes to all three areas soon!  Stay tuned.

Download a .pdf file of the survey results as they were presented to the Strategic Planning Workgroup. 


MHC’s mission is 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.

How accurately do you feel this mission statement reflects the work of the MHC?

Mission Chart


Current members, former members, and horse people in Maryland who have never been a member of the MHC all weighed in on the value of MHC’s current benefits.  Additionally, we received a long list of ideas for new programs and benefits that would be of interest to each group.  We’ll share that information in an article later this year.

Benefits Table

Communication      Comm Quote

More than 500 people (n=514) told us how they prefer to stay informed about the MHC, its activities, and issues important to them.  Although over half said they use the website, 70% prefer email updates.  The MHC has made an effort to increase its email communication with members, including a monthly newsletter and several single-topic emails on various issues and events. Of course, several folks identified The Equiery as a great way to stay informed!


Comm Graph

If you like the newsletter, send us a quick note to let us know. If you have suggestions or ideas for articles, we want to hear from you!  If you are interested in writing for the MHC, we’re always looking for volunteers, and if you are reading this on the web and would like to get the MHC newsletter (and other benefits), consider joining the MHC.  Our strength comes from our membership!

As always, if you have questions about these, or any of the survey results, please contact us at