The 2013 Lisbon Christmas Horse Parade was canceled due to the saturated ground conditions in the trailer parking areas.
But The Equiery Holiday Open House kicked on!
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Things to know!
Lisbon Horse Parade Saturday December 7!
Right now, the parade will go on, rain or shine. However, organizers will reconsider this evening and if it is to be canceled, a notice will be posted on www.lisbonchristmashorseparade.org and on www.equiery.com.
If you are coming to watch the parade, please stop by The Equiery for some holiday hospitality and to visit with our Holiday vendors (select December advertisers). We are located at 16008 Frederick Rd, Lisbon, MD 21765, and will have front row seats for the parade!
Off-The-Track Thoroughbred Survey
This is the most comprehensive survey ever done on the post-race life of Thoroughbreds bred for the track. The Thoroughbred is the most prolific breed in Maryland and it is our state horse. If you have such a Thoroughbred (and it is hard not to in Maryland), please take a few moments to fill out this survey. So far, over 3,600 horses have been included in the study. Please encourage everyone you know to participate. The survey is being conducted by the Retired Racehorse Training Project, and the results will be published in The Equiery. To participate, please click here.
December Equiery Headlines
Now available online or in a tack or feed store near you, the December Equiery includes:
- A fabulous article on Miss Patsy du Pont by Louisa Emerick
- Tons of great gift ideas!
- A guide to the latest and greatest equine books that some how tie into the Maryland equestrian community – also great gift ideas.
- An excerpt from the upcoming book “Russia and her Orlov Trotters” by Judith Robinson
- Reviews of this year’s Washington International and Fair Hill International
- Lots of fun and color photos in the 2013 Maryland Hunt Club Roster
Plus – we were once again everywhere in November! We have Out & About photos from
- Harrison Mule Days
- The Maryland Million
- Jenny Camp
- Fair Hill International Festival
- Washington International Horse Show
On Friday, November 22, 2013, David Wells (trainer of Rapid Redux, owned by Marylander Robert Cole, Jr.) and three others were arrested on federal fraud charges at Penn National Race Course in Grantsville, PA. Additional charges include doping horses to rig races. Investigators include the FBI, the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission, Pennsylvania state police, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Dauphin County District Attorney’s office.
Penn National Race Course is owned and operated by Penn National Gaming, which is a contender for gaming license at Rosecroft Raceway in Prince George’s County.
Read more in The Blood-Horse.
The National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS), a non-regulatory division of USDA–APHIS–VS, in collaboration with the National Agricultural Statistics Service is planning for the Equine 2015 study, NAHMS third national study of the equine industry. The survey is scheduled to begin in summer 2015.
Comments and questions can be directed to Dr. Josie Traub-Dargatz at 970-494-7261 or Josie.Traub-Dargatz@aphis.usda.gov
According to the Carroll County Times, on Thursday, November 14, the Maryland State Police used a rescue hoist from one of its new Agusta AW-139 helicopters to extricate a female horseback rider who suffered a head injury from a remote area of Patapsco Valley State Park near Sykesville Thursday. Click here to read the rest of the article by S. Wayne Carter Jr.
The rider, whose name has not been released, was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma. We do not know her condition, nor do we know the condition of her horse. Any of our readers with additional information can contact email@example.com or call us at 1-800-244-9580.
According to CCT, this was the first rescue using the hoist equipment on the new helicopter, which works much faster (two to three times as fast) than old helicopter hoists.
In August, Spencer Bramble and his roan Quarter Horse gelding, Pure Blue Boon, won the American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Championship in tie-down roping in Oklahoma City. Bramble and his other mount, the buckskin gelding, W R Lynxalena, were the Reserve World Champions. The Bramble family operates Quail Covey Farm in Queen Anne County.
This evening, November 16, Boon will accompany Spencer to Rosecroft to accept The Maryland Horse Industry Board’s Touch of Class award at the Rosecroft Raceway. The award will be presented during the Maryland Horse Council’s Harness Racing Dinner Program. Presenting the award on behalf of the Governor will be the Maryland Secretary of Agriculture Buddy Hance, along with
MHIB Chairman Jim Steele, Maryland Horse Council president Jane Seigler and MHIB board members Eli Solomon and Kathleen Tabor.
MHIB presents the Touch of Class Award every month to Maryland horses and people who have achieved national and international recognition. So far, more than 50 Maryland horses and people have been honored for winning national/international titles in 21 different equine disciplines.
The MHC Harness Racing Evening is open to all. Click here and then SCROLL DOWN for more information.
In response to the strong public pushback, the State of Maryland announced yesterday, via the Maryland Department of Agriculture, that it is withdrawing its proposed regulations to implement the new Maryland Phosphorus Management Tool (PMT) from consideration by the Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review (AELR). This action also cancels the AELR hearing on the regulation scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 20.
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At their November 12th meeting, the Maryland Farm Bureau Board of Directors discussed the pending Phosphorus Management Tool (PMT) regulations. They concluded that farmers should not be asked to do more at a time when they are exceeding the ag sector’s cleanup goal for the TMDL Watershed Implementation Plan. They encouraged all Farm Bureau members to send comments before the November 18th deadline.
MFB strongly believes that it makes no sense to impose this burden on farmers when — at 130% — farmers are the only sector to reach their Bay cleanup goals in the most recent analysis. MFB thus understandably concludes that Maryland farmers are doing more than their fair share to clean up the Bay.
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Now available online or in a tack or feed store near you, the November Equiery includes:
- Review of Cavalia’s Odysseo and opening night
- Barrels and barrels of photos of Maryland western riders!
- Lots of beautiful Maryland brides!
- Anne Arundel Honors Phil & Alice Dibben
- Race Writer & Maryland Favorite Son Vinnie Perrone’s new documentary on MPTV
- Latest on Ag Regs
- The latest on that crazy Rain Tax!
- EPA lawsuits that affect horse people
- Maryland Horse Council annual report
- A profile on Equiery award winner Kelsey McArthur
And boy, were we busy in October! The Equiery was Out & About at
Plus, get your Holiday Shopping started now!
Check out all the holiday gifts and deals featured throughout the issue.
Missed getting your ad in the November issue, but need to sell something NOW? No worries! We can put your classified ad online right away! Call today! 1-800-244-9580
An October 24, 2013 article by Joanthan Pitts in The Baltimore Sun reports on the reopening of a revitalized and refurbished A-rabber stable in Baltimore City, owned by Dorothy Jones. In the article, Pitts reports that these colorful Baltimore street vendors are beginning to accept and comply with the city’s requirement to microchip their cart ponies.******* Attention Equiery Facebook Followers! Find and tag yourself and your friends! Hundreds of photos now posted from these events:
- Opening Night of Cavalia’s Odysseo, featuring a Who’s Who from the Maryland equestrian community!
- Fair Hill International
- Washington International Barn Night