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Jody Petty 25 Years of Racing Memories

by Katherine O. Rizzo (First Appeared in the June 2017 Issue of The Equiery)    When you pull up Jody Petty’s race record on Central Entry Office, it is 30 pages long! Thirty pages of very small print! The database states that he has had 1281 starts in his two and a half decades as a jump jockey. And that is all by a man who says he “sort of just fell into the sport.” Originally from Elkton, Petty now lives just over the border in Unionville, PA and officially retired from steeplechasing at this year’s Fair Hill Point-to-Point...

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A peek at the people behind the Preakness

by Katherine O. Rizzo with photos by Jim McCue (first appeared in the May 2017 print edition of The Equiery; #Preakness2017) With well over 100,000 people converging on Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore for one important race day in May and billions watching around the world, the Preakness Stakes is very much in the spotlight. The pressure is high to put on a good show and the race goes off each year without a hitch only because of the people behind the Preakness. These men and women hold all kinds of jobs from general manager to track farrier to pony riders...

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Who’s Who in Equine Studies

Dr. Charlie Apter Dr. Apter joined the faculty of the Department of Animal and Avian Sciences at University of Maryland College Park in August 2012 as Livestock Lecturer. He received a BS from Clemson University and a PhD in Animal Science (Equine) from Texas A&M University, after which he taught for 11 years in NE Missouri at Truman State University where he managed a 45-head university-owned horse herd. He was then named Director of Agriculture at Northeast Texas Community College in Mount Pleasant, TX, where he worked for five years before joining the faculty at University of Maryland. He...

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Who’s Who on the Maryland Horse Industry Board

Maryland Horse Industry Board • 410-841-5861 • http://mda.maryland.gov/horseboard/Pages/horse_board.aspx Established by legislation in 1998, the Maryland Horse Industry Board, housed within the Maryland Department of Agriculture, functions as a commodity board to help develop and promote the state’s horse industry. To understand more about what the board can and cannot do, and how it differs from the Maryland Horse Council, please visit equiery.com. Board members are appointed by the Governor to represent different segments of the horse industry; these segments are outlined in the law authorizing the Board. The Maryland Department of Agriculture and other interested parties can make recommendations...

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Who’s Who in the Maryland Horse Council

One Common Bond – The Horse; One Common Voice – Maryland Horse Council The Maryland Horse Council is the umbrella organization for all horse organizations in Maryland. The board of directors consists of one representative from each member organization, as well as directors at large who represent individuals, farm and business memberships, and youth groups. The board of directors, which meets quarterly, elects the officers and the executive committee. The executive committee serves as the steering committee for the council, meeting monthly and conferring regularly to oversee housekeeping and planning issues for MHC. They are your representatives. Please feel...

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The Equiery’s Annual Yearbook of Champions

The Equiery congratulates all of our readers for a fantastic show season. The following photos are the Champion, Reserve Champion and Special Award winners submitted to The Equiery‘s 2016 Yearbook of Champions. Congratulations again and good luck in 2017. Deadline for the 2017 Yearbook is January 10, 2018 so mark your calendars now! BryceMcNichol BCHSA Pleasure Pony Ch Bryce McNichol & Drummer Boy (owned by Country Hill Farm) KennaCramerShannonBlessing MHSA Regional Children’s/Adult Am Jumper Res Ch Kenna Cramer & Lord Henry, pictured with 3rd place winner Shannon Blessing on Lupin du Rezidal ResCh_AshtonEashSullivan MSQHA Novice Am Res Ch Ashton Eash Sullivan & Suddenly Spicy 36th Annual Awards Banquet HCHSA Sm/Med Pony Hunter Ch Kamryn Barth & Tuckahoe Bay © Tracy Loppatto LisaWwilliams MSQHA Amateur Ch Lisa Williams & Zippin Some Jack © High Time Photography AlenaKrantz_WGP HHSA Equitation 13 & Under Ch, Lg Low Pony Hunter Ch, Lg Pony Hunter Ch, Equitation Rider Ch, Pony Hunter Ch, High Pt Open Performance Ch; BCHSA Lg Low Pony Hunter Res Ch Alena Krantz & Surprise Package (owned by Karen Zinkhan) © WG Photography LiviaSchulller FADS Eventing Ch Livia Schuller & Sunny Smiles AliciaSwartzbeck MSQHA Novice Am Ch, Amateur Res Ch Alicia Swartzbeck & Toosleepyforscotch © Al Grusha TinaParks_VK PVDA Intro Adult Am Ch Tina Parks & Rhapsody In Gold © Vickie Kirpatrick MadelineMurphy GSHPC Dressage Ch Madeline Murphy ResCh_AdalineFair HHSA Pleasure...

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