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4-H Country Rebels
Mary Delia • Ripley • 410-798-0732

4-H Therapeutic Riding of Carroll County

4-H service project providing therapeutic riding for children (age 3 and up) and adults with disabilities. Small group lessons, horse shows and preparation. Volunteers needed. • Peggie Roland • 410-876-1760 • peggier@att.net • www.trp4h.org

Allegany County 4-H
Youth development. • Lacie Ashby • 301-724-3320 • lashby@umd.edu • http://allegany.umd.edu/

Amateur Jousting Club of Maryland
Open to riders and non-riders. Maryland Jousting runs from April to September with state Championship. A family sport - all are welcome to learn the Maryland State Sport. • Tiffany Ramsey • 443-632-7037 • tr4hdogs96@hotmail.com • http://ajc.psyberia.com

American Brabant Association
Preserves and promotes the breed in the U.S. $20.00 a year buys 4 newsletters plus membership, including a breeder list. • Karen Gruner • 301-631-2222 • brabant@ruralheritage.com • www.ruralheritage.com/brabant

American Connemara Pony Society
Breed association with local chapter (Region III). Regional meetings, events, and an annual show. • Marian McEvilly • 703-354-0912 • clipclop@email.com • www.acps.org

American Horse Trials Foundation
Non-profit organization assisting event, show jump, dressage and endurance riders as well as drivers and organizers of these sports in raising tax deductible financial support for national and international competition. National or international level athletes can apply for grants to train or compete. • Donna Field • 443-262-9555 • ahtf@worldnet.att.net • www.ahtf3day.org

American University Equestrian Team
Zone 4, Region 1 of the IHSA. AU Team rides at Oatland Stables in Brookeville with Star Daily as their coach • Jenny Knauss • 610-202-3450 • aueqteam@gmail.com • http://sites.google.com/site/aueqteam/

American Vaulting Association, Butler Vaulters
AVA is a non-profit group with more than 100 AVA vaulting clubs and affiliates across the U.S. The Butler Vaulters are Maryland’s homestate club. • Becki Hardie • 301-977-6600 • becki@butlerschool.org • www.americanvaulting.org

Annapolis Pony Club
Children’s riding club. Quiz rallies, fun days, clinics, educational opportunities, field trips, and more. Established in 1963. • Kim Stokes • 410-867-1821 • happyhillsfarm@yahoo.com • http://annapolisponyclub.com

Arabber Preservation Society
Non-profit organization dedicated to the support and preservation of Baltimore’s horse-cart vendors (Arabbers). • Dan Van Allen • 410-385-1277 • cooldanvan@gmail.com • www.baltimoremd.com/arabber/

Arabian Horse Association of Delmarva
Jennifer Wilson • 302-236-2095 • jensimagination@earthlink.net • www.ahadelmarva.com

Baltimore County 4-H Horse Program
The Baltimore County 4-H horse program enables youth ages 8-18 to develop leadership abilities, character to assume responsibilities and have fun. • Nia Imoni Fields • 410-771-1921 • nfields@umd.edu • www.baltimorecounty.umd.edu

Baltimore County Horse Show Association
Non-profit organization offering 16 Hunter/Jumper competitions a year along with year end awards. • Kim Margiotta • 443-841-0563 • mmargiokka@comcast.net • www.bchsa.org

Barn Buddies 4-H Club
410-835-2363

Bits & Bridles 4-H Club
4-H club for the Frederick area • Vicki Bazan • 301-831-8715 • nazab844@aol.com

Blue Ridge Arabian Horse Association
Cathy McElroy • 410-857-3540 • horsinaround1@netscape.com • www.4braha.com

Burntwoods Pony Club
Youth mounted and unmounted horsemanship education. Eventing, showjumping, dressage, games, polocrosse competitions. • Cheryl Resch • 301-854-3360 • http://burntwoods.ponyclub.org/

Caroline County Extension & 4-H
Maryland Extension youth development program for all youth ages 5-18. • Sharon Pahlman • 410-479-4030 • spahlman@umd.edu • www.caroline.umd.edu

Carroll County Equestrian Council
Volunteer based organization that represents all breeds & disciplines. Has provided equine recreation & education for 25 years. Works with Carroll Co. Dept of Recreation & Parks. Annual membership $15. Meetings 1st Tues of month at 7:30p in Carroll Co. Office Building • Carolyn Garber • 410-549-5141 • CCECofMD@yahoo.com • www.carrollcountyequestriancouncil.org

Carroll County Western Circuit
Open club that promotes English/Western shows, clinics, and trail rides; working towards improving the horse/human relationship through love and commitment. Annual Dues $10-Indiv, $20 Family • Lynda Arnold • 410-875-2050 • Lynda1011@aol.com • www.theccwc.com

Carrollton Hounds
Juniors through adults, jumping and non-jumping. Fox chasing Sept-March, Wed & Sun. Spring & fall hunter paces. Social gatherings & trail rides. • Dulany Noble, MFH • 410-429-4965 • DulanyN@aol.com • www.carrolltonhounds.org

Catholic University Equestrian Team
Competes as part of Zone 4, Region 1 of the IHSA. • Emily Goudreau • www.cua.edu

Cecil County Jumper Show Series
Offers jumping classes such as Puddle Jumpers, Hopeful, and Schooling Levels I & II. $10/year membership qualifies you for year end awards. • JoAnn Kricker • 410-392-2242 • jkricker@dol.net

Centaurs 4-H Club
Membership is on an annual basis: $50 per member or $75 per family. • Marcie Barnard • 410-461-3985 • marcie.barnard@ngc.com • www.geocities.com/centaurs4hclub

Central Maryland Jousting Club
Mike Virts • 301-834-7629

Central Maryland Saddle Club
Trail riding club. Single membership: $20/year, family: $30/year. • Ed Parlaman • hosswizard@aol.com

Chesapeake Plantation Walking Horse Club
Memberships: $10, Single; $15, Family. Friendly help with all breeds of gaited horses; monthly FREE trail rides, camping, clinics, parades, newsletter w/classifieds. • Jacquelyn Cowan • 410-923-6157 • cpwhclub@yahoo.com • http://cpwhclub.wordpress.com/

Chesapeake Pony Club

Established in 1959. Part of the USPC, Delmarva region. One of the leading junior equestrian organizations. Teaches riding, horse management and teamwork. Mounted & unmounted meetings, dressage show, jumping, eventing, and mounted games. • Linda Williams • 443-513-0044 • lindaswms@comcast.net

Chesapeake Pony of the Americas Club
Nancy Shuster • 443-655-1718 • mudman21078@yahoo.com

Chesapeake Trail Riding Club
Family-oriented not for profit riding club with fundraisers during the year to benefit equine charities. $10/single, $20/family membership. • Catherine Peloquin • 410-652-9454 • cpenguin57@aol.com

Churchville Pony Club
Training tomorrows horsemen today. Members of the USPC. Serving Harford and York Counties. • Amy Scampton • 410-688-1051 • amy5111@verizon.com • www.churchvilleponyclub.com

Combined Eastern Shore Horse Show Association
Show membership only, no individual membership required. For year end points to count: $15 for performance horses/ponies and $10 for equitation riders. Series of English & Western horse shows held on the Delmarva Peninsula. Affialiated with USA Equestrian and MHSA. • Myra & Wayne Spencer • 410-873-2708 • invitefarm@msn.com • www.ceshs.org

De La Brooke Foxhounds
Foxhunting Club with kennels @ Mt Victoria, MD; professional Huntsman and 40 couple of hounds; Weds, Sats, and every other Mon. Trailride in fall. Six junior hunts a year. Membership area - Charles, St. Mary’s and Calvert Counties (Southern MD). Two hunter paces spring and fall (open to anyone). Guests welcome, contact field secretary or Masters. • Kathleen Blanche • 301-934-1016 • kathblanche@gmail.com • 4-H Country Rebels • Mary Delia Ripley • 410-798-0732

De La Brooke Pony Club
USPC affiliate. Serves Charles and St. Mary's Counties- formed in 1978, about 30 children currently. Benefits are lessons and teamwork- a "happy child on a happy horse.” • Jeana Hill • 301-373-4771 • jeana@protasisinc.com • www.delabrookeponyclub.com

Delmarva Driving Club
Promotes an interest in and knowledge of horse-drawn vehicles and equines. Organizes drives andother activities. • Donna Hurst • 302-492-3932 • ajustakountrygal@aol.com • www.delmarvadrivingclub.com

Eastern Amateur Arabian Horse Show Circuit
Promotes purebred and partbred Arabian horses through futurities and competitions. Various membership types $10-$25. Family organization for amateurs. Show entry fees under $10. Fifty+ classes for all ages and seats, year end banquet. • Patricia Dilworth • 410-482-2106 • dilworthp@verizon.net • www.eaahsc.com

Eastern Region Andalusian Horse Club
Mission: to promote harmony and goodwill among the community of Iberian Horses: Andalusians, Spanish, Portuguese, Spanish/Portuguese, and cross-breds through annual shows, clinics, social events, and a regular newsletter. Works to increase public awareness of the Iberian Horse, and the history and traditions of the breed. • Jenni Coyle • 540-832-7631 • membership@erahc.org • www.erahc.org

Eastern Shore Jousting Association, Inc.
Dues-$5 per year- Established 1970- Appox. 100 members-Hold about 14 jousting tournaments all over the eastern shore and hold educational clinics. All ages from leadline on up • Diane Sherwood • 410-364-5172

Eastern Welsh Circuit
Sally Steinmetz • 410-734-4515 • rosehavenfarm@comcast.net

Easy Riders 4-H Club

an organization in Harford County, Maryland, mainly based around the horse project. We have horse shows, educational clinics, parties and other activities throughout the year. Meetings on the second Thursday of each month at the Extension Office in Forest Hill, MD beginning at 7:00 p.m • Cynthia S. Warner • 410-692-5596 • www.easyriders4hclub.webs.com

Equestrian Partners in Conservation (EPIC)
a Montgomery County-focused community organizing effort to engage the equestrian community in a strategic effort to conserve land for equestrian purposes and increase equestrian access to private and public lands. • David Tobin • 240-498-0473 • info@epicmontgomery.org • http://epicmontgomery.org/

Equitarians OPRC

OPRC welcomes riders from all disciplines over the age of 21. Founded in 1998. Goals: To create a club for over 21 equestrians based on the high standards of USPC and have safe, enjoyable riding activities, meet other riders with a fresh new outlook on the sport, and encourage knowledge of horses. Do not have to own a horse to join. • Joanne McAlphin • 301-390-0380 • Tobi_xp@verizon.net http://oldpeoplesridingclub.org/chapters/equitarians.htm

Fair Hill Volunteer Mounted Patrol

Unit located at Fair Hill National Resource Management Area. The Volunteer Mounted Patrol assists park rangers with public education and awareness, raise funds for trail maintenance, help with special events, and patrol park trails. • Karen Reynolds • 410-392-4454 • fairhillvmp@hotmail.com • http://fairhillvmp.com

Foal Acquisition Network, Inc. (FANI) & Ladd’s Landing
$40 membership fee, but anyone can apply to join the organization’s internet group. FANI acquires Premarin foals and re-homes them. • Kim Berger • info@pmufani.org • www.pmufani.org

Formidable Founders OPRC/Reality Inn Farm
For the horse enthusiasts age 21 and older. Riders from all disciplines welcome. Host clinics in various disciplines. Quarterly dinners and occasional speakers. • Whitney Williams • 410-554-8991 • whitjohnw@yahoo.com • www.formidablefounders.oldpeoplesridingclub.org

Foxatday Hounds
Marsha Pusey • 410-749-2108

Frederick County 4-H Therapeutic Riding Program
Volunteer organization. Enjoy fresh air and friendships. Come volunteer as grooms, horse leaders, or side walkers. Bring a friend, make new friends. See the joy and pride in our clients. No horse experience necessary. Volunteers must be 14 years of age. Help Frederick county disabled citizens to enjoy freedom on horseback. • Debbie Endlich • 301-898-3587 • fc4htrp@aol.com • www.fc4htrp.org

Frederick County Equine Alliance
The Frederick County Equine Alliance is a nonprofit volunteer run organization that has a three point mission: 1) To promote equestrian activities and preserve open spaces for all youth and adults in Frederick County, ultimately bringing together all disciplines and breeds of equine enthusiast. 2) To provide a voice in the county that represents equestrian interests in terms of zoning, laws pertaining to horses and the development of facilities for the enjoyment of equestrian pursuits. 3) To support activities that provide for further education of all equine enthusiasts and the general public alike, while at the same time increasing the awareness of equine businesses in our county. We will work in conjunction with the Maryland Horse Council, Frederick County Office of Economic Development and Maryland Farm Bureau. • Arlene Atkins • info@frederickcountyequine.org • www.frederickcountyequine.org

Frederick Pony Club
Founded in 1962. PC grounds at Moxley Field in Ijamsville. Meetings, rallies, fun days, quiz bowls. • Sissy Fleming • 301-293-2225 • fpc-fleming@comcast.net • http://frederick.ponyclub.org

Free State Appaloosa Horse Club

Promotes the Appaloosa breed and supports its owners and trainers. Membership dues $15-individual, $25- family. • David Kessler • 410-922-2694 • drkessler@comcast.net • www.geocities.com/freeappy/

Free State Riding Club
All Riders are WELCOME!!! Free State Riding Club presents a series of schooling shows that are designed to help the green horse and novice rider accomplish their goals. Shows are held on the third Saturday of the month from April through October. Year-end awards given. • Nancy Johnson • 301-805-9385 • info@freestateridingclub.org • www.freestateridingclub.org

Friends of the Woodstock Equestrian Park
A not-for-profit organization promoting private-public partnership in promoting equestrian facilities and trails at Woodstock Equestrian Park in Montgomery County. • Lydia McClain • 301-765-9270 • info@equestrianpark.org • http://www.equestrianpark.org/

George Washington University Equestrian Team
Competes in Zone 4, Region 1 of the IHSA. GWU team rides out of Tulip Pond Farm in Poolesville under the instruction of coach Daphne Boogaard. • Daphne Boogaard • 240-687-3183 • tulippond@aol.com • http://gwequestrian.com/

Gillvale Farm/Elkridge-Harford Pony Club

Formed in 1952. Located in N. Central MD. Meetings, rallies, games, shows, learning horsemanship and horse mastership. • Tom & Louise Gill • 410-459-4405 • louisenice@aol.com • http://www.elkridgeharfordponyclub.com/

Glen Hollow Pony Club
Founded in 1998. Most members are from the Westminster and S. PA. area. Weekly lessons and involved in regional activities. • Debbie & Megan McGrain • 717-451-7065 • dkmcgrain@embarqmail.com• http://www.eteamz.com/GlenHollowPonyClub/

Goucher College Equestrian Team
Competes as part of Zone 4, Region 1 of the IHSA. College has barn and equestrian facility on campus and ride under the instruction of head coach Patte Zumbrun. • Patte Zumbrun • 410-337-6247 • pzumbrun@goucher.edu • http://athletics.goucher.edu/sports/equest/index

Great Falls Vaulting Club
is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit group that offers lessons in vaulting and horsemanship to the community. In 2009, Great Falls Vaulters celebrated their 30th year as a registered American Vaulting Association Club! We welcome vaulters of all ages and abilities and invite you to stop by one of our practices and learn more about the team. Team practices at Rickman Farm, home of Great and Small, a therapeutic riding program in Boyds. • Jennifer Williams • 301-317-7964 • greatfallsvaulters.weebly.com/

Green Spring Hounds Pony Clubs
Formed in 1958. Membership is the Glyndon/Green Spring Valley Hunt territory area. • Pamela Stocksdale • 410-374-1976 • pamjs313@gmail.com

Green Spring Valley Hounds
The Green Spring Valley territory consists of about 35 miles square in Baltimore County and all of Carroll County. The home country and north country are open and rolling with great deal of grass. Some sections lying in between are rough and heavily wooded. Post-rail, coops, and board fences predominate. The east side of the country adjoins Elkridge-Harford Hunt; on the west and northwest side of the country adjoins Howard County Iron-Bridge Hunt and the Frederick county line. • Edward Halle • 410-472-3382 • nedhalle@aol.com • http://www.gsvhounds.com/

Harford Horse Shows Association
Promotes and sponsors horse shows, clinics, and special horse related events for its members, families and friends. Offers performance and equitation classes, 15 competitions per year, and year end awards. Ind. $35 Family $45 • Michele Palmieri • 410-218-5354 • Michele_Palmieri@ars.aon.com • www.hhsamd.org

Heritage Equestrian Association
Nancy Saylor • 301-898-5017 • mikecadd@aol.com

Hood College Equestrian Team
Competes in Zone 4, Region 1 of the IHSA. The team rides under the instruction of co-head coaches Lisa Mitchell, and Karen Fenwick, owner of North Fork School of Equitation. • Lisa Mitchell • 301-663-3131 • mitchelll@hood.edu • http://www.hoodathletics.com/sports/equest/index

Hoofbeat 4-H Saddle Club

Meetings are held the 2nd Monday of every month at 7 pm at the Carroll County Ag Center in Westminster, MD. Dues are $10. There is no August meeting. 4-H is open to all. • Kathleen & Andrea Drzewianowski • 410-848-0731 • kadski4h@qis.net

Horse ‘N’ Around 4-H
Montgomery county Youth club for kids 8-18 who love horses. Emphasis on knowledge and care of horses. Active in community service projects. Fun and chance for competition with or without horses. Meetings are held at 7pm on the third Monday of each month at the Montgomery Co. Fairgrounds, Building 6, Hall 2. • Holly Hamilton • 301-509-8478 • silverho@aol.com • http://groups.yahoo.com/group/4hhorseclub/

Howard County Farm Bureau, Inc.
Private, non-profit membership organization. Promotes and facilitates farming and rural life. Year formed: 1920’s, currently approx. 500 members, affiliated with the American Farm Bureau and the State Farm Bureau, serves Howard County. Annual dues are $60. 10% off nationwide insurance with membership. Newsletter 6x’s a year, every other month breakfasts at fairgrounds with guest speakers. • Merhlyn Barnes • 410-489-4465 • merhlynbarnes@aol.com • http://www.howardfarmbureau.org/

Howard County Horse Shows

Year end awards and Medal Finals, newsletters, various events. Hunter, Pleasure, Equitation and Jumper shows in Howard, Montgomery, Carroll and Frederick counties. • Miki Carroll • 301-774-4451 • carroll6454@aol.com • www.hchsa.net

Howard County Pony Club
Member of USPC. One of the leading Jr. Equestrian organizations in the world. Not necessary for child to own pony/horse but must have access to one when needed. Opportunities offered in Dressage, eventing, show jumping, mounted games and others. During unmounted meetings members learn about horse management. Ages 7-21 are invited. • Ann Moxley • 410-489-3637 • fivemoxleys@verizon.net • http://howardcounty.ponyclub.org

Howard County Youth Horse Show Series
Schooling show classes ranging from English Equitation, to Western Pleasure, to Trail, held at Schooley Mill Park and the Howard Co. Fairgrounds. Fundraises for 4-H. • Pam Gilmer • 301-580-3393 • barnswallow5@aol.com

Howard County-Iron Bridge Hounds
Established 1930. Recognized 1932. Meet: Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays until deer season. Then Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Visitors permitted to hunt - for details contact the Honorary Secretary or one of the Masters. The country extends about 20 miles east to west and 10 miles north to south in Howard County. It is rolling with wooded areas. All types of jumps. Under agreement with the New Market-Middletown Valley Hounds, a portion of Frederick County is hunted by both hunts. • Crystal Kimball • crystalsecretary@comcast.net • http://www.hcibhounds.com

Inter-School Horse Show
The Inter-School Horse Show series (ISHS) offers riders in grades 6th -12th a unique opportunity to compete in a sport that is normally not offered in schools. We give the student riders an opportunity, whether they own a horse or not, to compete as a member of a team representing their school. We emphasize a positive atmosphere of fair play, goodwill, and sportsmanship. We allow riders of all levels, the chance to compete in a safe environment. Shows held 1-2 times a month during the achademic year. • Devereaux Raskauskas • 301-948-1244 • devereaux03@msn.com • www.interschoolhorseshow.org

International Side Saddle Organization
Offers publications, clinics, year-end awards (including novice & youth), online forum, quarterly magazine, and information on show regulations. Our library has the largest sidesaddle holdings in the world, offering inter-library loan of hard-to-find and out of print volumes. • 918-685-0072 • info@sidesaddle.com • www.sidesaddle.com

Iron Bridge Hounds Pony Club
Members from Montgomery and Howard counties, ages 10-21. Participate in quizzes, mounted games, dressage, combined training, show jumping, and lessons. • Rumsey Keefe • 301-260-1969 • timandrumsey@yahoo.com • http://ironbridgehounds.ponyclub.org/

Kent County 4-H Horse Program
$10 participation fee. Benefits inlcude research-based knowledge from the University of Maryland, comraderie, and fun! • Beth • Hill • 410-778-1661 • emshill@umd.edu • www.equinestudies.umd.edu

League of Maryland Horsemen
LOMH was founded in 1950 and now consists of over 900 members. Hosts shows, trail rides, etc. • Ed & Cindy Marson • 301-440-5083 • eccjj@aol.com • http://www.lomh.net/

Lehigh Riding Club
Hunter/Jumper shows in Westminster. • Beverly Abbott • 410-756-6057 • lehighridingclub@yahoo.com • www.stableandarena.com/lehigh

Linthicum 4-H Hi Riders
Fun, equine-focused 4-H group for youth 8-18 providing educational opportunities including horse bowl, horse judging, hippology & field trips. Host 5 open horse shows a year and have year-end banquet. Horse ownership is not required. Annual Dues $30. • Donna Umberger • 410-760-4148 • 4hhiriders@gmail.com • http://www.linthicum4hhiriders.org/

Long Green Pony Club
LGPC is a member of the Maryland Region of United States Pony Clubs, Inc. Most of our activities take place in the Long Green and Monkton areas of Baltimore County, Maryland. We also participate in rallies and other competitions throughout the Maryland Region and nationally. Some of the organized interests of LGPC include Dressage, Cross Country, Show Jumping, Quiz, Polocrosse, Fox Hunting, Tetrathlon, and Games. • Laura Jenifer • 410-665-1714 • ljenifer@cherryjeniferlaw.com • http://longgreenponyclub.tripod.com

Marlborough Hunt Club, Inc.
Foxhunting club. Established 1936. Registered 1944. Recognized 1949. Meet: Thursdays and Sundays, visitors should call secretary. The country has rolling hills, open fields, wooded areas. • Katherine Kelly Cawood MFH • 410-268-6969 • cawoodlaw@hotmail.com • http://www.marlboroughhuntclub.com/

Marlborough Pony Club
Part of the USPC Capital Region • Sandra Wiseman • 301-627-8248 • wisemanst@aol.com • http://marlborough.ponyclub.org

Maryland 4-H Foundation
The Maryland 4-H Foundation was founded in 1959 with the purpose of supporting national trips, Maryland 4-H events, Maryland county grants and programs, awards and scholarships and program endowments for the youth of Maryland. Some of these Maryland 4-H programs include National 4-H Congress and Conference, Animal Science Judging Trips, the State Diamond Clover Program, the Berlage Innovative Grants Program for after-school programs, Maryland State Teen Council, the State Communications Contest, ten scholarships for senior Maryland 4-H members and alumni, and twenty-five program endowments that support ongoing Maryland 4-H programs in all project areas. • Amanda Clougherty • 301-314-7835 • akbrown@umd.edu • http://www.mymaryland4hfoundation.com/

Maryland Arabian Horse Association
MAHA membership open to everyone. It offers trail rides, clinics, special events, monthly newsletter. • Ann Robinson • 301-888-1312 • randaaf@yahoo.com • www.marylandarabian.com

Maryland Association for the Preservation of Equestrian Sports (MAPES)

Non- profit organization to aid in the preservation of equestrian sports and the pursuit thereof; to encourage and support educational programs concerning issues and topics of importance in equestrian sports; to encourage the exchange of information and ideas between specialized fields of equestrian sports. $25/yr. • Sandra R. Crow • 301-627-5315 • Lurchers03@aol.com

Maryland Association for Wildlife Conservation
Albert J.A. (Jay) • Young • 410-557-6203 • jay@lawbrown.com • www.mawc.net

Maryland Association of Equine Practitioners
Veterinarians in horse practice. • Peter F. Radue, DVM • 301-829-2170

Maryland Combined Training Association
Individual-$30 Family-$35-Benefits include reduced rates on clinics, year-end event, special trophies, awards and trophies. Infromative mailings and new friends with a shared interest. • Ami Howard • 410-877-7690 • ahoward152@msn.com • www.mdcta.com

Maryland Council for Special Equestrians, Inc.
410-418-4300

Maryland Council of Equestrian Therapies
MCET was formed in 1987 to provide a statewide forum for the exchange of ideas, skills, information, experiences and resources relating to all aspects of Therapeutic equine activities. Membership: $25 • Mary Shunk • 410-239-1998 • mstheretreat99@gmail.com

Maryland Draft & Mule Association

Neil Parish • 443-506-7750 • www.mddrafthorseandmule.com

Maryland Dressage Association
MDA’s Mission: 1) Encourage, promote, educate, and participate in the art of classical dressage on a local, state, and national level; 2) Promote good sportsmanship among MDA members, friends, and other associations; 3) Provide a means of association for those interested in the art of dressage. Memberships: Lifetime - $375, Patron - $20, Junior - $30, Senior - $35, Family - $35 + $17/person. • Jacqueline Caldwell • 410-282-0765 • keelysdressagequeen@live.com • www.marylandressage.org

Maryland Equestrian Foundation/ Rosaryville Conservancy
Dorothy • Troutman • 301-627-1327 • dorothytroutman@aol.com

Maryland Farm Bureau

To promote and protect Maryland agriculture and rural life.• 410-922-3426 • http://www.mdfarmbureau.com

Maryland FFA Foundation
A 501(c)(3) organization supporting the Maryland FFA program in order to contribute to the professional and personal development of Maryland youth. • Ronald J. Seibel • 240-463-9829 • rjseibel@erols.com • www.mdffafoundation.org

Maryland Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative Coalition
Promotes voluntary and technical assistance on grazing lands and pastures. Members have access to pasture walks and technical workshops on pasture and land management. • Elmer M. Dengler • 443-482-2922

Maryland Harness Horse Owners & Breeders Association

William Leager

Maryland Horse Council
Since 1983, MHC has represented Maryland's diverse equestrian community as the horse industry's trade associaiton. We protect and promote the equine industry to the Maryland government and the general public through media and our membership. • Margaret Rizzo • 410-489-7826 • www.mdhorsecouncil.org

Maryland Horse and Pony Show
The Annual Maryland Horse & Pony show held indoors at the Prince Georg'e Equestrian Center. 'A ' rated USEF Hunter show. From Lead Line classes to Local Divisions to Equitation Finals there is something for everyone. Show indoors before The Capital Challenge and Washington International Horse Shows. Hope to see you at the show! • 410-591-8993 • http://www.marylandhorseandponyshow.com/

Maryland Horse Breeders Association

Breeder/Owner Membership - $100; Associate Membership - $50, includes subscription to Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred magazine, automatic NTRA membership, and other discounts. Formed in 1929, approximately 725 members. • Cricket Goodall • 410-252-2100 • cricket@marylandthoroughbred.com • www.marylandthoroughbred.com

Maryland Horse Shows Association
Founded in 1932, one of the oldest, continuous horse show associations in the U.S. Goal is to provide the latest news and information regarding rated shows throughout the region and to foster horsemanship, competitive riding, and equitable rules while promoting the welfare of horses & ponies. Affiliate member of USHJA. • Beverly Abbott • 410-259-2575 • secretary@mdhsa.org • www.mdhsa.org

Maryland Jockey Club
410-578-4458 • ceverly@marylandracing.com • www.marylandracing.com

Maryland Jousting Tournament Association
Promotes the sport of jousting as a family sport, where members of all ages may compete. Makes efforts to keep alive the quaint, colorful, ancient traditions of the Age of Chivalry associated with the sport. • Vicki Betts • 410-795-5067 • contactus@marylandjousting.com • www.geocities.com/marylandjousting/

Maryland Light Dragoons
A living history group that portrays the War of 1812 cavalry of the Maryland militia. Representing Captain Frederick Wilson's troop, which was from Kent County. The troop played a key role in the defeat of British forces at the Battle of Caulk's Field as well as being critical to the Chespeake Compaign against the British in 1813 to 1814. • Michael Bosworth • 703-864-4174 • michael.bosworth@mac.com • www.MdLD.org

Maryland Polo Club
Call 410-557-6448 for schedule of games or information on learning how to play polo. • Art Gompf • 410-557-6448 • marylandpolo.com

Maryland Pony Breeders, Inc.
Formed in 1953, making it the oldest pony breeding organization in the US. Memberships: Sr. $20, Family $25, Jr. $15, Members receive bi-monthly newsletter, annual color directory, eligibility for High Score awards, Awards banquet, meetings, informational seminar. Holds one 2-day show each year at the Bel Air Equestrian Center. • Tiz Benedict • 410-518-9928 • mbenedic65@aol.com www.marylandponybreeders.org

Maryland Pony of the Americas Club
Devoted to the development of youth riders. Offering shows with various class types, including open classes which allow non-member participation. Members qualify for year-end awards. • Linda Snyder • 443-220-8894 • lsnyder43@msn.com • www.mdpoac.com

Maryland Standardbred Breeders Association

Promotion of Standardbred breeding and ownership.. Associate members dues $25 for the first family member and $15 for each additional member. • Ralph Hayward • 301-372-8268 • hurricanebo@msn.com • www.mdbreeders.org

Maryland State Quarter Horse Association

Our purpse is to improve and promote the American Quarter Horse breed and stimulate the sale, breeding, exhibition, general use and enjoyment of the Quarter Horse. • Sandy Brewer • 410-531-1250 • SandBrewer@aol.com • www.msqha.com/

Maryland Steeplechase Association

For the preservation and promotion of development of steeplechase racing in Maryland through the organization of the annual Governor’s Cup Series. the Jonathan Kiser Memorial Endowment Fund and Scholarship and other programs. • Crystal Kimball • 410-489-7826 • crystalsecretary@marylandsteeplechasing.com • www.marylandsteeplechasing.org

Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association
Non-profit organization that services trainers and owner-trainers in Maryland. • Wayne Wright • 410-265-6842 • info@mdhorsemen.com • www.mdhorsemen.com

Maryland Western Horse Association
Promotes interest in horses, horsemanship, and horseback riding as a recreational activity, and encourages and facilitates the training of horses in the state of MD. Open to all breeds, many disciplines offered at shows. Classes for all ages and skill levels. Memberships- Family: $20, Individual: $10, Youth: $7 • Heidi • Kern • 443-848-1924 • mwhaheidi@yahoo.com • www.mwha.org

Mason-Dixon Miniature Horse Association

Serves both youths & adults in all aspects of Miniature Horse ownership. Provides fun, safe & educational atmosphere, focusing on Miniature Horse conformation & showmanship. Halter, trail, jumping, driving. • Kelly Drechsler • 410-596-4407 • rkdrechsler@aol.com

Mason-Dixon Paso Fino Horse Association

Offering parades, clinics, drill teams, shows, and trail rides. Classes for all ages at local and national shows. • Lisa Gorsuch • 410-848-9532 • middlefieldfarm@verizon.net • www.masondixonpfha.org

Mayberry Hunt Club
Hunts out of Taneytown. • Gil Abbott • 410-751-1366

Mid Atlantic Tennessee Walking Horse Association
Organization for people who own, ride, or admire the Tennessee Walking Horse. Founded on the following principles: sound horses, fair competition, and publilc education. Memberships: Individual ($20), Family ($30), and Youth ($15). • Maria Perez • 866-424-5347 • springvalley96@gmail.com • www.matwha.com

Mid-Atlantic Lipizzan Association
Purpose: to promote the Lipizzan breed on a regional level, to educate the public about this noble breed and to encourage Lipizzan owners to participate in equestrian events. • Melanie Adams • madams8550@aol.com • http://malalipizzan.net

Mid-Atlantic Morgan Horse Club

Sponsors Youth of the Year award at Mid-Atlantic horse show in June at Virginia Horse Park in Lexington VA . Nationally affiliated with the American Morgan Horse Association Youth. • Cathy Altomare • 301-293-2345 • alto5@msn.com • www.midamorgan.com

Mid-Atlantic Saddlebred Association

Promotes the use of American Saddlebreds in all disciplines, as well as the breeding of part American Saddlebred sport horses. • Diane Hauslein • 703-525-9238 • hauslein@nti.org

Middletown Valley Beagles
James Farber, Sr. • 301-371-5325 • gonaway@adelphia.net

Morgan Midgets Youth Group
Youth group comprised of students & members of Sweet Rock Stables and the American Morgan Horse Youth Association. • Roxann Baldwin • 410-374-3870 • swtrck@qis.net • http://www.sweetrockstables.com/assets/Midgets.html

Mount Airy Saddle Pals

Annual dues $15/family, $10/single. All breed organization hosting trail rides. • Patti Lee Mathes • 301-253-4391 • dmathes105@aol.com

Mount Carmel Hounds

foxhunting club • William & Barrie Reightler • 410-692-6270 • breightler@marylandthoroughbred.com

Mount St. Mary’s Riding Club & Team
Competes as part of Zone 4, Region 1 of the IHSA. Team rides under the instruction of head coach Janis Groomes. • Elizabeth Holtry • 301-447-5308 • holtry@msmary.edu • www.msmary.edu

Mountain Top Saddle Club, Inc.

Hold competitions at the Garret County Fairgrounds in McHenry, MD. • Sandra Savage • 301-387-4550

Mounted Games Across America, Inc.
MGAA is a non-profit, all volunteer organization devoted to playing, promoting, and teaching the discipline of mounted games. Membership: $25/individual, $40/family. • Stacey Calhoun • 410-489-4055 • calhouns@hotmail.com • www.mountedgames.org

Mounted Wanderers 4-H Horse & Pony Club

English and western open show circuit at Oak Ridge Park in Hughesville. • Kim Gladwell • 301-375-7511 • mw4hclub@verizon.net • www.mw4hclub.com

Mt Top Wagon Train Association

Mary VanSickle • 301-746-8257

My Lady’s Manor Driving Club

Offers a variety of clinics and events to help you get started driving, and diverse acitivities to continue your interest. Our events cover a range of different tastes and levels which can be casual or formal, relaxing or challenging. From pleasure and picnic drives to international-caliber competitive events; our members do it all. • Chris Owsianiecki • 410-374-5096 • finallymarooned@aol.com • www.mlmdc.org

National Capital Adult Equestrian League
The league provides an opportunity for adult riders to be a viable part of a team, promote the art of equitation, foster competition and camaraderie, as well as encourage social functions centered around equestrian activities. Good sportsmanship and a no stress competiton atmosphere are emphasized. • Laura Johnson • 301-627-9088 • wbcoachlaura@yahoo.com • www.ncelaffiliates.com

National Capital Short Stirrup Equestrian League
The league provides an opportunity for junior riders to be a viable part of a team, promote the art of equitation, foster competition and camaraderie, as well as encourage social functions centered around equestrian activities. Good sportsmanship and a no stress competiton atmosphere are emphasized. • Emily Merkel • 301-661-6453 • www.ncelaffiliates.com

National Capitol Equitation League
Equitation competition - teams from area riding schools participate in a series of round robin meets patterned after the Intercollegiate leagues. Points earned by each rider are cumulative throughout the year for the team. Limit of 12 teams per league. Registration is $225 per team. • Laura Johnson • 443-995-0981 • wbcoachlaura@yahoo.com • www.ncel.us

National Steeplechase Association, Inc.

Membership fees-Regular-$150 General Admission, Member Pin Patron$500-Parking Pass, voting rights, annual yearbook, pins. • Peter D. McGivney • 410-392-0700 • info@nationalsteeplechase.com • www.nationalsteeplechase.com

New Market-Middletown Valley Hounds
Fox chasing, great tail gates, parties, terrier races, hound shows, and more. • Bonnie Kepner • 301-582-2686 • bonskep@aol.com • www.nm-mvh.com

North American Point-to-Point Association & MD Junior Hunt Cup

Dedicated to preserving and promoting the sport of steeplechase racing for all ages. • Regina Welsh • 410-329-3749 • reginawelsh@msn.com • www.NAPTP.com

OPRC Freedom Chapter
Based in Hollywood and catering to the rider over 21 years. Provides a combination of leasrning events, trail rides and trying new things just for the fun of it. English and Western riders are welcome as well as non-riders. Montly unmounted meetings plus mounted events. • Robin Goebel • 410-610-5748 • goebelkr@comcast.net • http://freedom.oprc.us/index.html

Pasadena Horse & Pony Association

Family (3 or more) membership $25 yearly, Single membership $15 yearly 2 persons $20 yearly. • Allison Asti • 410-360-2050 • aasti@comcast.net • www.pasadenahorse.org

Peninsula Dressage Association

Chapter of PVDA • Jenny Mlyniet • 443-359-8449 • peninsuladressage.wordpress.com/
Penn-Marydel Welsh Pony & Cob Society • Host a “Gold Rated” show in June each year at the Bel Air Equestrian Center. • Louise Gill • 410-459-4405 • louisenice@aol.com

Plantation Driving Club
Club organizes and sponsors activities such as pleasure and picnic drives, clinics, video meetings, trips to competitions, and visits to local harness makers shops. • Susan Kreckman • 301-751-8991 • skreckman_PDC@verizon.net • www.plantationdrivingclub.org

Plantation Walking Horses of Maryland
Join for a trail ride, clinic, demo, or show. Members eligible for versatility and high point awards, receive monthly newsletter, monthly club meetings, often with guest speakers, participation in parades and hands-on clinics, friendly help and fun. Specialize in gaited horses, but all breeds welcome. Dues are $15 for Individual, $20 for Family. • Louise Semancik • 410-329-3940 • corbettmanorfarm@yahoo.com • www.pwhm.net

Potomac Hunt Club
Formed in 1931. Provides foxchasing activities and has social functions for all members. Dues • Skip Crawford, II MFH • 301-972-7621 • vickiskip@intairnet.com • www.potomachunt.org

Potomac Pony Club
Program for youth teaching riding, mounted sports, and the care of horses & ponies, thereby developing responsibility, moral judgment, leadership and self-confidence. Offers riding lesson programs, educational meetings, and follows the USPC curriculum. • Roberta Johnson • 301-916-1167 • jhrjohnson@intairnet.com • www.potomac.ponyclub.org

Potomac Valley Dressage Association
Member benefits include many schooling shows, recognized shows, clinics, scholarships, awards, newsletters and special youth programs. Established 1964 approx. 1200 members. • Betty Thorpe • 301-562-0798 • bsthorpe@aol.com • www.pvda.org

Preserve Harness Racing Group, LLC
To help preserve harness racing in Maryland. • Arthur Lisi • 703-531-9945 • arthur_lisi@yahoo.com

Prettyboy Hunt Club
Baltimore/Carroll counties • Katherine Powder • 717-227-1729 • overdew1@msn.com

Queen Anne’s County Cooperative Extension 4-H
For 4-H members, ages 5-18 years. Volunteer leaders, agricultural community - adult horse owners, nutrient management plans and pasture information for horse owners. • Christine Johnston • 410-758-0166 • cjohnstn@umd.edu • http://extension.umd.edu/local/QueenAnnes/

Reber Hounds
Edwin R. Fry • 410-778-2372 • edfry@baybroadband.net

Redland Hunt Pony Club
Founded in 1958. Organization for youths 6-25 teaching riding, mounted sports, horse management, and equestrian knowledge. Most activities occur in and around Sandy Spring and Olney in Montgomery county. • Margaret & Sammi Cowan • 301-854-0278 • deercreekfarm@mac.com • www.redlandhunt.ponyclub.org

Rolling Hills Ranch Pony Club
Renee Luther • 410-378-3817 • reneeluther@netzero.net • www.rollinghillsranch.org

Rose Hill Carriage Society

$10 Non-horse owner, $20 Individual, $30 Family Membership. Membership in this organization in this organization is open to those interested in the furtherance of driving. The purpose of this organizaiton is to provide education about carriages and driving and to pormote good fellowship among those interested in driving. • Mary Ann & Fred Scire • 301-293-3065

Rough Riders Horsemen

Mission: to spread love, education, and enjoyment of horses everywhere we go. • Darin Coleman • 240-731-8133 • roughriderspresident@yahoo.com • www.roughridershorsemen.bravehost.com

Saddle Gals & Guys Equestrian Drill Team
$20/year membership. Perform synchronized drills to music at fairs, shows, horse events, and parades. • Patti Lee Mathes • 301-253-4391 • dmathes105@aol.com

Saddles & Stirrups 4-H
June Porter • 301-432-2786

Seneca Valley Pony Club
Local affiliate of the USPC. Teaches riding, horse knowledge, and horse management to young riders. Sponsors 2 USEA-recognized horse trials a year. • Nancy Jones • 301-253-4514 • 2011svpcdc@gmail.com • www.senecavalleyponyclub.org

Shenandoah Valley Pony Club
Part of the Capital Region Pony Club. • Amber Baughman • 301-842-3301 • www.shenandoahvalley.ponyclub.org

Shetland Pony Society of North America
Promotes the preservation of the traditional Shetland pony, with substance, soundness, and suitability for all ages. Members ($25/single; $35/family) are eligible for point awards with both SPSNA and Maryland Pony Breeders, clinics, futurities and several conformation and performance shows during the summer. • Laurie Donaldson • 717-993-3775 • shetlandponysociety@hotmail.com • www.shetlandponysociety.org

Shore Dressage Chapter of PVDA
Chapter members must be paid PVDA members. Benefits include newsletters, clinics, lectures, demonstrations, schooling shows. Year end awards, fun! • Deri Jeffers • 757-302-0224 • deripiaffe@aol.com • www.shoredressage.tripod.com

Southern Maryland Horse Association

Committed to promoting horsemanship, sportsmanship and the betterment of the equestrian sport. Caters to novice rider and green horse, promoting FUN while learning to show. Year end awards; english, western, jumpers, conformation/model, saddleseat, trail. • Mari Douglas Kehrig • 410-533-1406 • smhahorseshow@aol.com • www.smhahorseshow.com

Southern Maryland Quarter Horse Association
To promote the American Quarter Horse breed. Membership dues: $25-standard, $5-youth • Julie Murphy • 301-934-8424 • jmurphy16@comcast.net • www.smqha.org

Southern Maryland Trail Riders
Family oriented non-competitive trail riding and camping with horses. $30 annual family membership, $20 individual, $8 charter (per person), $18 charter family. • Mary Hare • 301-934-3453 • mary_qbhi@yahoo.com • www.smtr.org

St. Augustine Pony Club
USPC member. Holds horse trials in Chesapeake City. Learn all about horses, make new friends, and have fun! • Bonnie Shriner • 302-376-1077 • bonnie@staugustineponyclub.com • www.staugustineponyclub.com

St. Margaret’s Pony Club

Field trips, meeting, horse shows, camps, jousting, rallies. USPC member. • Janice Binkley-Cole • 443-336-7662 • jbcole2@gmail.com • www.stmargarets.ponyclub.org

St. Mary’s College of Maryland Equestrian Team

Hunt seat equitation team competing in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Zone 4 Region 1. • Jacqueline Falkowski-Schmitter • 240-298-2576 • jacqueline_falkowski_schmitter@yahoo.com • www.smcm.edu

Standardbred Pleasure Horse Org.
Breed organization affiliated with the U.S. Trotting Association. • Jane Warrington • 410-648-5850

The Educated Horsemen
Three-fold mission: (1) Training, (2) Horsemanship, (3) Education. Holds trail competitions throughtout the year. • Ray Parker • 202-421-4804 • theeducatedhorsemen@yahoo.com

Thoroughbred Racing Association
For member racetracks. • 410-392-9200 • www.tra-online.com

Tidewater Pony Club
Eliza Smith • 410-476-0446 • smithc585@aol.com

Trails & Tails
Promote safe horsemanship and education, exchange ideas and knowledge. Enjoy horses and horse people with varying interests and knowledge and experience. Formed in 2003, serves Frederick County. • Debra Peebles • 301-371-5534 • windwood3@aol.com

Tri-State Trotters 4-H Club
4-H Club centered in Cecil County, MD. • Bryan Bradley • 302-373-3008 • granitesprings@aol.com

Tri-State Walking Horse Association
Sandra Busico

TROT • Trail Riders of Today
TROT is dedicated to the preservation of existing equestrian trails and the establishment of new trails in Maryland. Membership (per year): $20/family, $30/contributing, $50/substaining. Annual Judged Pleasure Ride, trail clearing projects, and group trail rides. • Jeanne Bond • 410-275-1858 • TrotMembers@hotmail.com • http://trot-md.org/

Tuckahoe Equestrian Center/Maryland Rough Riders
Non-profit foundation promoting all equestrian activities such as trail riding, driving, 4-H, jousting, and parades. Memberships ($15/individual, $25/family) include camping at Tuckahoe EC, monthly rides, and speakers at meetings. Also offers “Buckaroo Club” for youth. • Paul McMullen • 410-482-2176 • http://www.tuckahoeequestriancenter.net/

Tuckahoe Pony Club
Delmarva Region of the USPC. Ride out of Worthmore Eq. Ctr. in Worton, near Chestertown. • Anne Singer • 410-778-6944 • www.tuckahoeponyclub.org

UMBC Equestrian Club
IHSA Zone IV, Region 1. Ride out of Patapsco Horse Center with coach Sherri Fram.• umbcequestrian@gmail.com • www.umbc.edu/studentlife/orgs/equestrian/index.php

United States Naval Academy Equestrian Team
Competes as part of Zone 4, Region 1 of the IHSA. • Eric Bowman • ebowman@usna.edu • www.usna.edu

United States Pony Club - Capital Region

Karen Tilley • 301-540-8185 • thuntllc@aol.com • capitalregion.ponyclub.org

United States Pony Club - Maryland Region

Kimberly Cranford • 410-286-0997 • kimberly.cranford@jhuapl.edu • http://marylandregion.ponyclub.org/

University of Delaware IHSA Team

IHSA team rides out of Granite Spring Stables in Warwick. Part of Zone 4 Region 4. • Bryan Bradley • 302-373-3008 • granitesprings@aol.com

University of Maryland Equestrian Team

Competes in Zone 4, Region 1 of the IHSA. Team rides out of Waredaca in Laytonsville with coach Erica Carson and instructor Katherine Rizzo • Erica Carson • Equiterps@gmail.com • www.studentorg.umd.edu/umet

Up County Horse Shows
USHJA affiliate organizatoin. Offering schooling hunter show series with year-end awards. • Renee Terselic • 301-208-0200 • webmaster@potomachorse.com • www.upcohorseshow.com

US Hunter Jumper Association
National affiliate for hunter and jumper riders. Maryland is part of Zone 3. • 859-225-6700 • www.ushja.org

US Polo Assoc Eastern Circuit
Includes 39 polo clubs. • James H. Burton III • 301-717-7161 • jimburton@USPAEasternCircuit.com • www.USPAEasternCircuit.com

Wakefield Valley Pony Club
Mission: to develop and encourage a knowledge of horsemanship including horse care and fair and friendly competition. Offering youth rallies, monthly meetings, access to group lessons for members only. Annual Dues $125 • Shelley Sturtz • 410-790-9463 • dssturtz@verizon.net • www.wakefieldvalley.ponyclub.org

Waredaca Pony Club
Waredaca offers a USPC recognized Pony Club Riding Center. Members do not have to own a horse to participate. Horses provided by Waredaca for rallies and lessons. Club is part of the Maryland Region. • Gretchen Butts • 301-570-4191 • waredaca@aol.com • www.waredaca.com

Washington Bridle Trails Association

Hunter/Jumper shows held at Meadowbrook Stables in Chevy Chase. Memberships: Single/$35, Fam/$45. Members are qualified for year end awards and receive $5 discount on class prices at shows. • Catherine Cullen • 301-652-3423 • wbtashows@gmail.com • www.wbtahorseshows.org

Washington County Horse Council

Meetings held on the second Friday of every month at 7:30 pm at the Extension Office on Sharpsburg Pike. • 301-432-4079 • ljbbasket@aol.com • www.wchorsecouncil.org

Western Maryland Jousting Club
$5.00 each per year. Membership and voting rights with the association. A voice in the association. • Leon Enfield • 301-834-7488

Wicomico Hunt
Annual Dues: $450 Single, $700 Family, $225 Inter. (18-24yrs College Students), $100 Jr. (under 17yrs), $100 Social (non-hunting) Membership includes unlimited hunting on the Delmarva Peninsula • Gale Cayce • 302-436-6011 • grc51@msn.com • www.wicomicohunt.com

Windy Knoll Horsemen, Inc.

Membership: Individual $10, Couples $15, Families $25. Based on calendar year. Includes newsletter mailings of club activities, private use of Windy Knoll Showgrounds in Crownsville, notification of judged & pleasure trail rides & discounts thru the year. • Dan Dickerson • 410-544-4056 • windykfarm@aol.com • www.riva.net/WKH



(updated 4/8/2011)