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Located in Paradise, PA, B&D Builders is a full-service builder specializing in custom timber frame construction for horse barns, bank barns, equestrian centers, commercial buildings and, timber frame homes. With more than 20 years of experience, B&D’s designs can be found throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and as far as Colorado.

Born out of the long-standing partnership of Ben Esh and Daniel Glick, B&D Builders is a leading design-build company, along with sister companies Mid-Atlantic Timber Frames, Mid-Atlantic Steel Fabrication, and Vintage Homes and Millwork. As a family of specialized companies, they offer a team of skilled custom builders, designers, millworkers, project managers, timber suppliers, and fabricators who know the value of using quality materials and time-tested construction practices.

For B&D Builders, few things are more rewarding than building a horse barn from the ground up. Timber-by-timber, each piece is cut, milled and carved with fine precision. B&D know the success of an authentic timber frame structure rests on expert engineering, quality materials and craftsmen who are skilled in traditional post and beam construction techniques. As a custom builder in the equine market, B&D Builders has perfected this time-honored method, putting its own design stamp on each project.

B&D is recognized as much for its attention to details, like custom-designed doors, staircases and cupolas, as it is for superior construction, craftsmanship and material choices like cedar siding, river stone and custom iron work. B&D noted equestrian projects include horse barns, bank barns, indoor and open-air arenas, and commercial facilities that combine beauty and functionality.

At B&D Builders…they build it right, or they don’t build it.

(717) 687-0292 • www.banddbuilders.com


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Brothers Tim, Marcus, Matthew, and Jason Beiler launched Paradise Energy Solutions in 2009. Since then, Paradise has grown to more than 80 employees helping over 1,4000 businesses, farmers, and homeowners make a difference with solar energy.

Paradise’s customer-focused team approach has made them the “go-to” experts in the solar industry. They will always do what’s right, even at the detriment of their bottom line, because they believe that in the long run, everyone comes out ahead. Because of their commitment to doing things the right way, they have been ranked as a Top Solar Contractor by Solar Power World for eight consecutive years - and are now the #1 commercial installation company in Pennsylvania.

Paradise understands solar energy is a big investment, and that is why they provide the industry-leading “Triple Ten Guarantee:” Paradise will guarantee your system’s production for ten years, and also will cover workmanship issues for the first 10 years of the 30-year lifespan of your system. 

Like most other horse farm owners, you’re probably paying more than you need to for electric, and with the razor thin margins in the horse industry, this on-going expense leaves your bottom line vulnerable.

Will Solar, you can eliminate or at least reduce your electric bill and get around 60% of the installation cost back in year 1 through tax credits, accelerated depreciation, and grants – all while being a good steward of the environment. 

The teams of skilled, experienced solar professionals at Paradise Energy Solutions enjoy helping horse farm owners, business owners and homeowners eliminate their electrical bills.  Just ask your colleagues who own Woodvale Farms in Frederick, Palmer Animal Hospital in Myersville, or Antietam Tractor & Supply in Hagerstown about their experience with us! 

Harness the sun to power your horse farm! Schedule a review for an analysis of the solar options and opportunities for your property, and prepare a quote that will let you know your estimated return on investment, (ROI), available federal and tax incentives and system costs, and projected savings in electrical costs for the next thirty years. 

(877) 851-9269 • www.paradisesolarenergy.com

Paradise became a proud supporter of the Maryland Horse Council in 2020.


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MidAtlantic 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.

Farm Credit is committed to your success as a farm owner. Our loan officers aren’t just 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, and many continue to farm while being part of Farm Credit. 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. Our staff is also well versed on getting you the best land loan package for your situation and sometimes that means working with land programs offered by FSA and USDA, which we will do with you.

At Farm Credit, we know that many first-time farm owners are unsuccessful securing mortgages with traditional commercial banks and financial institutions. Why? Because most of the value of the farm is in the land, but traditional mortgages are loaning on the value of the house only, not the land.  We’ve been lending money for homes and farms in the country for more than 90 years, so we get it. We’re the experts in rural financing, and we’ll help give your story a happy ending, like we did for Abby Gibbon and her Fine Idea Farm!

And Farm Credit provides more than just mortgages! We can help you finance anything related to your farm, including (but not limited to) barns, fencing, indoor and outdoor arenas, solar panels, home improvements and renovations, trailers, trucks, farm equipment – and help provide for operating expenses!

Talk with one of our loan officers today. 

(888) 339-3334 • www.mafc.com • www.farmcreditequine.com

MAFC has been a proud supporter of the Maryland Horse Council since 1996.


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The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation herd lives at 18 TRF Thoroughbred retirement facilities across the country. Seven of those farms are “TRF Second Chances Program” farms located at state correctional facilities where inmates participate in a vocational training program in equine care and stable management. At Healing Arenas in California, TRF horses are retrained for adoption and work daily in equine assisted therapy. A number of our retirees also live at private farms whose owners receive a stipend for their care.

Saving horses, saving lives. Every day.

info@thoroughbredretirement.org • www.trfinc.org


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Loch Moy Farm is the home of The Maryland Horse Trials.

Just 15 minutes from Frederick, Maryland, 30 minutes from Leesburg, Virginia and only 50 minutes from DC and Baltimore, the Highlands at Loch Moy Farm offers the perfect setting for horse shows and other community and sporting events. Just a few of our offerings throughout the season: 9 acres of all-weather rings XC Schooling 365 days a year, 50 + days of competition, 4 USEA Recognized Horse Trials FEI CIC* & CIC**, East Coast FEH Championships, Loch Moy USDF Dressage Festival on 2 weekends, 6 Starter Horse Trials, Twilight Eventing and so much more! According to the USEA’s results database, MDHT was the #5 US Horse Trial Venue and the #1 Mid-Atlantic Venue in 2016

15 minutes from Frederick, Maryland, 30 minutes from Leesburg, Virginia and only 50 minutes from DC and Baltimore, the Highlands at Loch Moy Farm offers the perfect setting for horse shows and other community and sporting events.  Just a few of our offerings throughout the season:  

Contact Info: 1235 Park Mills Rd. Adamstown MD  21710
(301) 514-0111 • info@themarylandhorsetrials.com • www.themarylandhorsetrials.com


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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.

(410) 841-5798 • www.mda.maryland.gov/horseboard


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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 racehorses, the MHBA encourages all sports relating to the use of horses.

(410) 252-2100 • info@marylandthoroughbred.com • www.marylandthoroughbred.com


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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.

(410) 902-6842 • info@mdhorsemen.com • www.mdhorsemen.com


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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.

(301) 854-5037 • info@defhr.org • www.defhr.org


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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.

(301) 432-0431 • www.agapepetservices.com


 Stablemates

Stablemates Inc. has been a family owned and operated Equestrian Store serving the horse community since 1965 with experience, quality products, and respect. We stock a large variety of products for both English and Western riders at all skill levels.

We try to provide top quality products at the best prices.

Our Staff has many years of experience in both the equine industry and as riders themselves to best help you with all of your needs! We carry everything you need for everyday riding apparel to professional show clothing and more. Phone: 301-829-0333 or 800-696-5560

4502 Old National Pike, Mt Airy, MD 21771

(301) 829-0333 • www.stablematesinc.com



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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. 

(410) 267-6807 • info@marbidco.org • www.marbidco.org