Archive for June, 2011
(Part 1 and part 2 of this editorial first appeared in the June 2011 print edition of The Equiery.) Has the Maryland horse industry hit a tipping point? (To find out what is a “tipping point,” please see yesterday’s column.) Yes, if the energy and activity of both the Maryland Horse Industry Board and the [...]
(This editorial first appeared in the June 2011 print edition of The Equiery.) Dictionary.com defines “the tipping point” as “the culmination of a buildup of small changes that effects a big change.” The Cambridge Dictionary, Cambridge University Press defintes a tipping point as “the time at which a change or an effect cannot be stopped.” [...]
The Maryland foxhunting community lost a great friend when former Green Spring Valley Hounds Master Kitty Jenkins passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2011.
UPDATED JULY 2, 2011: There will be a celebration of Ray’s life on Sunday, July 3 at 5 p.m. at The Potomac Hunt Club on Peach Tree Road in Barnesville, MD. Contributions may be made in his name to Hospice of Frederick County, 516 Trail Avenue, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, Maryland 21702.
Proposed changes to nutrient management laws are onerous to horse farm owners By Pam Saul Below you will find the list of changes to the Nutrient Management Plan, which have been proposed by the Maryland Department of Agriculture. Deadline for commenting on the proposed changes is Wednesday, June 29, 2011. Every horse owner needs to [...]
In the spring of 2009, Baltimore County animal control was alerted to a situation of a living horse who had been under a tarp for five days (according to reports). Upon investigation, a gray mare named Calypso, at 400–500 pounds, was found to be too deteriorated to be rehabilitated and was euthanized. While there, officials [...]
On Friday, June 18, 2011, 34 counts of criminal neglect were filed against Marsha Parkinson of Canterbury Farms in Centreville, Maryland. In April, authorities euthanized 6 and impounded 140 malnourished Polish Arabians at the Eastern Shore breeding farm.
The following is a public service announcement. Dear Trail Users: Each year Maryland is apportioned National Recreational Trails Program funds through the Federal Surface Transportation Equity Act for disbursement to qualifying projects. These funds, administered by the Maryland State Highway Administration, have made it possible for communities across the State to develop, improve and maintain [...]
Finally, after months of anticipation, Frank Stronach and his new “The Stronach Group” has acquired Penn National Gaming’s ownership percentage of the Maryland Jockey Club. According to a June 16, 2011 MJC press release, effective July 1, 2011, following completion of the MI Developments reorganization, the transaction will give The Stronach Group full ownership of [...]
NEW! Digital edition of The Equiery now on line! Digital ads are available in two formats: the digital print edition and in the searchable format on equiery.com- which also features new ads daily! Plus – Check out these Maryland Horse Sport Headlines on equiery.com: Visit The Equiery’s eventing blog to find out how seven Maryland eventers [...]