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$30,000 awarded to 23 Maryland horse groups

  $30,000 in grants is being distributed by the Maryland Horse Industry Board (an ag commodity board housed at the Maryland Department of Agriculture) for 23 projects ranging from training to help animal control workers in equine welfare cases, enhance facilities for inner city children to learn about horses and horsemanship, and restore historic Maryland horse racing films from the 1920s that have never been seen by the public.  Nearly half of this year’s grantees received funding for projects related to 4-H, Pony Club and therapeutic horsemanship programs. (Scroll down to see who is getting a grant.) Funding for these grants and the Maryland Horse Industry Board is provided by the Maryland Feed Fund, which collects $6 on every ton of horse feed sold in the state. The funding is collected through the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s Weights & Measures Section (these are the folks that make sure that when you purchase a gallon of milk or gas is a true gallon, or that 50 lb bag of horse feed is 50 pounds). Projects are evaluated based on their value to the industry, degree of industry promotion, size and scope of activity, financial need, potential for matching funds, and overall quality of the written presentation. Grants are capped at $3,000 in order to award funds to as many groups as possible. Grant recipients are...

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Maryland hosts 210 horses for tomorrow’s Inaugural Parade

Right now, as we Maryland horse people get ready to go to sleep, 210 horses from all around the U.S. are snuggled into their stalls at the Prince George’s Equestrian Center, resting for their big performance tomorrow: The 2017 Presidential Inaugural Parade. By the time dawn breaks, these horses will be en route to the staging area for the parade, which does not begin until sometime in the afternoon (official start time is “thereafter;” see below).

Suffice it to say, while our equine stars may be dozing, their bevy of support people are surely buzzing around them, whitening, show sheening, braiding, etc. (how is a pony supposed to get his beauty rest?).

Today, our friends at the Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlborough welcomed the following:

-1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment (Fort Hood, TX): 14 horses (arrived Jan. 17)
-1st Infantry Division Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard (Fort Riley, KS): 14 horses
-Boone County Elite 4-H Equestrian Drill Team (Burlington, Kentucky): 10 horses
-Cleveland Police Mounted Unit (Ohio): 5 horses
-Culver Academies Black Horse Troop & Equestriennes (Indiana): 80 horses
-First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry: 18 horses
-Merced County Sheriff’s Posse (CA): 15 horses
-Michigan Multi-Jurisdictional Mounted Police Drill Team & Color Guard (Ann Arbor, MI): 22 horses
-Mid America Cowgirls Rodeo Drill Team (New Buffalo, MI): 16 horses
-The Freedom Riders (Kersey, Colorado): 6 horses
-U.S Border Patrol: 10 horses

These are not all of the horses in the parade, but it is most of them. Some of the entries are located a reasonable distance from Washington, so one would assume those groups will be coming from their home stables: Caisson Platoon from Fort Myer, HHC, 1st Battalion, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (aka “The Old Guard”).

Here is the official public schedule:
• 11:30 a.m.: Swearing-in ceremony
• Around noon: Oath of office and inaugural address
• Early afternoon: Luncheon
• After lunch: Review of Armed Forces
• Thereafter: Inaugural parade

We hear-tell that “thereafter” for the start of the parade is estimated to be about 2 p.m.

Roads are starting to close NOW. The official word is “Everyone will need a lot of patience and should be prepared to wait in long lines.”

Translated: beginning now, it is going to be virtually impossible to get in and/or around Washington, D.C. for the next 24 hours.
Solution: go to the Maryland Horse World Expo on Friday!
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Maryland hosts 210 horses for tomorrow’s Inaugural Parade

Right now, as we Maryland horse people get ready to go to sleep, 210 horses from all around the U.S. are snuggled into their stalls at the Prince George’s Equestrian Center, resting for their big performance tomorrow: The 2017 Presidential Inaugural Parade. By the time dawn breaks, these horses will be en route to the staging area for the parade, which does not begin until sometime in the afternoon (official start time is “thereafter;” see below). 

Suffice it to say, while our equine stars may be dozing, their bevy of support people are surely buzzing around them, whitening, show sheening, braiding, etc. (how is a pony supposed to get his beauty rest?). 

Today, our friends at the Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlborough welcomed the following:

-1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment (Fort Hood, TX): 14 horses (arrived Jan. 17)
-1st Infantry Division Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard (Fort Riley, KS): 14 horses
-Boone County Elite 4-H Equestrian Drill Team (Burlington, Kentucky): 10 horses
-Cleveland Police Mounted Unit (Ohio): 5 horses
-Culver Academies Black Horse Troop & Equestriennes (Indiana): 80 horses
-First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry: 18 horses
-Merced County Sheriff’s Posse (CA): 15 horses
-Michigan Multi-Jurisdictional Mounted Police Drill Team & Color Guard (Ann Arbor, MI): 22 horses
-Mid America Cowgirls Rodeo Drill Team (New Buffalo, MI): 16 horses
-The Freedom Riders (Kersey, Colorado): 6 horses
-U.S Border Patrol: 10 horses

These are not all of the horses in the parade, but it is most of them. Some of the entries are located a reasonable distance from Washington, so one would assume those groups will be coming from their home stables: Caisson Platoon from Fort Myer, HHC, 1st Battalion, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (aka “The Old Guard”). 

Here is the official public schedule:
• 11:30 a.m.: Swearing-in ceremony
• Around noon: Oath of office and inaugural address
• Early afternoon: Luncheon
• After lunch: Review of Armed Forces
• Thereafter: Inaugural parade

We hear-tell that “thereafter” for the start of the parade is estimated to be about 2 p.m.

Roads are starting to close NOW. The official word is “Everyone will need a lot of patience and should be prepared to wait in long lines.”

Translated: beginning now, it is going to be virtually impossible to get in and/or around Washington, D.C. for the next 24 hours.
Solution: go to the Maryland Horse World Expo on Friday!

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Claire LaceyPeople might also be interested to note the huge borax wagons being drawn by a team of 20 Mules! Commissioned by Death Valley Conservency these are authentic replicas of the wagons used to haul Borax out of Death Valley. From Engel's in Joliet to training in Death Valley, to The Rose Parade to Washington. This is Historic! A huge project & testament to what teamwork can accomplish www.ktvq.com/story/34166510/montana-built-wagons-appear-in-rose-parade

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Megan Anderson LauAnd please keep in your thoughts the nearly 50 police horses out there patrolling the mall and surrounding areas!!

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De RamondaThe fort Riley Calvary is throwing some of the Mustang s we're teamed by the inmates at Hutchinson prison

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Jane TheryWelcome to Maryland USA parade horses!

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Diane Paslay EllisYou are so right! This is so cool. The horses from Ft. Riley have been in the local news all week.

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Dulany NobleWow. Nice plug The Equiery for the horse expo!

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Linda FabiszakFANTASTIC!

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Margaret CoutoAwesome

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Cathryn Sophia named top Mid-Atlantic TB

Maryland-bred Cathryn Sophia was just named the top horse bred in the Mid-Atlantic by a poll put out by the Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred/The Racing Biz. Voting was done by about two dozen media members and other Thoroughbred racing participants in the Mid-Atlantic region. Cathryn Sophia’s stellar 2016 season had her finishing in the money in all seven of her starts, winning four of them. She won three graded races and earned more than $1.1 million in 2016 alone. The big win of the year by the 2013 daughter of Street Boss was the Kentucky Oaks (G1) in May. She won by 2 3/4 lengths with Javier Castellano in the irons. The filly’s breeder Robert T. Manfuso told The Racing Biz, “It’s exciting. She’s a Maryland-bred and winning the Kentucky Oaks in an incredible thing.” The filly is out of Sheave, an unraced mare by Mineshaft. She was sold by Manfuso in 2014 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Fall Yearling Sale in Timonium and was bought by Charles Zacney for $30,000. He named the filly after his niece. She went in training with John Servis, based out of Prax Racing and was campaigned under the Cash Is King LLC silks. Servis called her a true campaigner. Zacney sold Cathryn Sophia at this past November’s Fasig-Tipton sale for $1.4 million. She was bought by SF Bloodstock and...

Maryland Horse Council to “Go Big”

As president Steuart Pittman has quipped, the time has come for the Maryland Horse Council to “go big or go home,” and so, in order to “go big,” MHC is looking to “go pro” by partnering with a professional association management firm. MHC was founded 30 years ago specifically for the purpose of influencing legislators to create a horse park; that horse park is the Prince George’s Equestrian Center. By the time it was five years old, MHC had shifted to a statewide mission: to represent the diverse horse industry at the state level on legislative and regulatory matters. Since the mid-90s, membership and activities have skyrocketed, and as current president Jane Seigler explains, “We’ve kind of become a victim of our own success.” Until 10 years ago, MHC was managed completely by volunteers (disclaimer: for about 15 years, The Equiery actually provided the management services for MHC, and is an ongoing sponsor of MHC). By 2006, MHC had outgrown The Equiery’s ability to manage it as a “volunteer” (i.e., donating our labor and our resources), and so MHC hired its first association manager, Vanessa Finney, who also worked part time for several other associations. Soon one of those associations snapped her up full time. MHC lobbyist Nancy Hill helped bridge the gap until Mythic Landing Enterprises was hired to provide administrative services. This was during...

$30,000 awarded to 23 Maryland horse groups

  $30,000 in grants is being distributed by the Maryland Horse Industry Board (an ag commodity board housed at the Maryland Department of Agriculture) for 23 projects ranging from training to help animal control workers in equine welfare cases, enhance facilities for inner city children to learn about horses and horsemanship, and restore historic Maryland horse racing films from the 1920s that have never been seen by the public.  Nearly half of this year’s grantees received funding for projects related to 4-H, Pony Club and therapeutic horsemanship programs. (Scroll down to see who is getting a grant.) Funding for these grants and the Maryland Horse Industry Board is provided by the Maryland Feed Fund, which collects $6 on every ton of horse feed sold in the state. The funding is collected through the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s Weights & Measures Section (these are the folks that make sure that when you purchase a gallon of milk or gas is a true gallon, or that 50 lb bag of horse feed is 50 pounds). Projects are evaluated based on their value to the industry, degree of industry promotion, size and scope of activity, financial need, potential for matching funds, and overall quality of the written presentation. Grants are capped at $3,000 in order to award funds to as many groups as possible. Grant recipients are...
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