Prominent Maryland Equestrians In The News
On Tuesday, May 14, racing fans gathered at the American Film Institute in Silver Spring for an evening dedicated to honoring equine excellence. The evening began with a live taping of ESPN.com’s “In the Gate,” a podcast panel discussion on the controversy behind Secretariat’s record-breaking time at the 1973 Preakness Stakes. On the panel were [...]
Saturday, May 4, 2013 was a glorious day for Maryland’s Thoroughbred connections, with triumphs in two of racing’s most prestigious events: The Kentucky Derby and the Virginia Gold Cup. Going For the Gold Starting closest to home, Michael Wharton’s Grinding Speed, with Mark Beecher in the irons, handily won the 88th running of the Virginia [...]
Patrick Smithwick wins Seventh Annual Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award Writer, teacher, photographer and lifelong horseman Patrick Smithwick has been awarded the seventh annual Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award, for his 2012 autobiographical workFlying Change: A Year of Racing and Family and Steeplechasing.
On Sat. Dec. 8, after the Lisbon Ol’ Fashioned Christmas Horse Parade, McDonogh School senior Jacob Pope and Maryland National Capital Park Police Officer Megan Lau will be presented with Touch of Class awards by Maryland Secretary of Agriculture Buddy Hance.
The Maryland Horse Industry Board will present its September and October “Touch of Class” Awards to OlympianSuzanne Stettinius and International Mounted Games Champion Mackenzie Taylor during Winner’s Circle ceremonies at the Jim McKay Maryland Million on October 6 at Laurel Park, October 6, 2012 around 4:20 pm. The Touch of Class Award is presented every [...]
Two Maryland-born polocrosse players who compete at the national and international level have been named the August “Touch of Class” award winners by the Maryland Horse Industry Board (MHIB). Dori Johnson (who we in Maryland know by her maiden name of Wiseman) and Caroline Gardiner returned this month from representing the United States in a [...]
Well, it is official! Suzanne Stettinius (pictured on the right with her U.S. Modern Pentathlon teammates) of Parkton can forever add the word “Olympian” next to her name. The 24-year-old just completed her first Olympic Games on August 12 in London in the woman’s Modern Pentathlon. The event has competitors running, swimming, fencing, riding and [...]
Bill Boniface has been appointed by Governor Martin O’Malley to serve as one of the five new members to the Maryland Agricultural Commission, an advisory body comprised of representatives from different commodity groups who provide the Agriculture Secretary with information and recommendations on policies and issues facing the agriculture industry. Members serve three-year terms and [...]
Maryland’s own Suzanne Stettinius is headed to the U.S. Olympics to complete in the women’s modern pentathlon! In this interview with Channel 13′s Denise Koch, Suzanne talks about how she grew up riding, learned to shoot from her dad, and – as a natural athlete – of course, ran and swam, but that it was [...]
The Maryland Horse Industry Board (MHIB) recognized the sport of dressage when it presented the Touch of Class Award to one horse, a national coach, and three U.S. Dressage Federation gold medalists who have helped propel Maryland’s dressage community into the national spotlight. Jousting, which is Maryland’s official state sport, offers four national titles available, [...]