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U.S. House Passes Anti-Soring Act

On November 14, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, H.R. 5441, by an overwhelming 304 to 111 bipartisan vote. This legislation will amend the 1970 Horse Protection Act by closing loopholes that have allowed violators to continue the abusive practice of “soring” Tennessee Walking Horses and certain other breeds. The bill also bans devices used for soring and strengthen penalities for those who break the rules. “For decades, we’ve...
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Attention Equine Competitors! With so many equine sports here in Maryland to choose from, we want to know what you participate in. Please take our quick survey below and let us know what types of competitions in Maryland you compete in.

And post photos in the comments below too! (please include competition name and venue, horse and rider names)

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Attention Equine Competitors! With so many equine sports here in Maryland to choose from, we want to know what you participate in. Please take our quick survey below and let us know what types of competitions in Maryland you compete in. 

And post photos in the comments below too! (please include competition name and venue, horse and rider names)

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Dressage, TRC Fun shows , Trail challenge, cavaletti clinic, trail rides , working cows and mounting shooting. Little bit of everything

2022 US Eventing Future Event Horse National Champion 2 yo, Magnific Coco Chanel, a Cleveland Bay Sporthorse filly, (Magnific Cimon x Duckling xx) bred and owned by Marcia Brody, handled by Martin Douzant.

I compete in 3 "other" sports- Ride and Tie, Equathon and Mounted Orienteering. This photo is me and my Rocky Mountain mare Freya from the Equathon at the Foxcatcher at Fair Hill

Barb Sullivan & Aluinn Wyatt, Connemara pony.. USA Working Equitation licensed show in Bulls Gap TN.

The Maryland Horse Trials Fall Starter 2, Izzy Beaumont and Cara’s Huntsman (photo by Charles Toler!)

2nd event at Olney Farm Starter trial for Let's Play Nine 2016 Maryland Bred Gelding By Super Ninety Nine who retired a year ago after Racing for Country Life Farm in Fallston Md. PHOTO CREDIT Amy Flemming

Dressage, Working Equitation, Trail Challenges and Trail ❤️

Natalie Matthews competing on Rappahannock at Full Moon Farms, Farm and Family Show, Finksburg, MD July 31st.

Some local shows ,gymkhana, but mostly trail riding. Cathy McElroy and Priceless @ union mills.2022

The last picture you posted is of my Arab and I at an endurance ride in Virginia this year. I also compete in eventing.

Eventing, Beginner novice at a loch moy starter ❤️

Rebecca Yount and Dior, 19-year-old Oldenburg mare. Competing in Level 4 Working Equitation at Gelinas Farm, New Hampshire.

Thurmont Riding Club; Old Fashion Speed Show - Ten & Under Barrels; Braxton Cope (Age 3) and Red Nic Diamond

MD IBRA - Chasin’ Cans For Cornell Benefit Show - Pee Wee Barrels; Bristol Cope - Age 8 and Diamonds Dashin Jet

Capital City Vaulting Challenge - PG Equestrian Center; Jessica Carpenter, 16; Rosemary

Extreme Mountain Trail - Double C Farm

Diana Jones & At Daybreak at the Ships Quarters Hunter Pace (Optimum Time Flat)

Zoey Herron and Daisy At Free Rein Horse Show Series and Rescue Benefit at Oak Ridge Park, MD

MD IBRA - Chasin’ Cans For Cornell Benefit Show - Masters Division; Mary Beth Davis and Diamonds Dashin Jet

MD IBRA - Chasin’ Cans For Cornell Benefit Show - Pee Wee Barrels; Bailey Cope - Age 10 and Diamonds Dashin Jet

2022 Fall Full Moon Farm HT, Junior Novice. Carla Lindsay on Take Note (aka Memo)

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This week's photo is of Maryland-bred and multiple stakes winner Talk Show Man (Great Notion x Mark Me Special) at the Orange County Vixen hunt on 12/1 with Lindy Gutman in the irons. Photo by Middleburg Photos

That's an amazing picture of an amazing 4' jump.

He was also a good racehorse..

Great picture. This certainly is an impressive team

And canary breeches

Lindy Gutman

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2 days ago
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Coming Up Dec. 7 - Dec. 13

Dec. 10 The Lisbon Christmas Parade
Dec. 10 Maryland Horse Council Open House during the Lisbon Christmas Parade
Dec. 10 By Chance Farm Long Lining Clinic w/ Jenn Hoffman

Dates may change without notice. Please verify all dates with the organizer.
To find out how your event can be included, contact Tracy at tracy@equiery.com or 800-244-9580

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Coming Up Dec. 7 - Dec. 13

Dec. 10 The Lisbon Christmas Parade 
Dec. 10 Maryland Horse Council  Open House during the Lisbon Christmas Parade
Dec. 10 By Chance Farm Long Lining Clinic w/ Jenn Hoffman

Dates may change without notice. Please verify all dates with the organizer.
To find out how your event can be included, contact Tracy at tracy@equiery.com or 800-244-9580
 
#MarylandHorseEvents
2 days ago
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It may be Tuesday but we still need your photos! Post your photos from the previous week below in the comments. Don't forget to include a caption! (photos here from June Out & About 2019) ... See MoreSee Less

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Paige Ervin and Walt with Michele Wellman at the By Chance Farm Cavaletti clinic 12/4

The Christmas Parade line up at the Donation Derby at Loch Moy Farm (Adamstown, MD)

We just got this big guy in to get ready for Wolfe Auctions new year sale. He is so much fun!!!! Who ever buys him is going to be one lucky owner!!!!

The horses and the kids have enjoyed some warmer days! Braiden Schofield(14) with his homebred 3 year old Arabian filly Aladda Callista enjoying the beautiful day at Cottone Sport Horses, in Union Bridge MD.

Spring Gap Farm horses and riders ready for the Carrollton Hounds Hunter Pace in Union Bridge, Maryland on December 4, 2022. Photo by Beth Earl.

Multiple stakes winner Talk Show Man at the Orange County Vixen hunt on 12/1 . PC Middleburg Photos

Morissa Hall and Docs peppy Minnie at the Crabby mare speed show Oakridge park October 2022

Bareback ride last weekend no stirrup November at Hidden Ridge Farm. Leslie Mallon on God’s Grace

Finally made it to see the Kelpies. The world's largest equine sculptures in Scotland!

Isabella and Copper at the donation derby at Loch Moy

Hanna Wharton & Jacks Yellow Pep “Jack” fox hunting with Howard County Iron Bridge Hounds (21 year old Quarter Horse)

Carly kern and her horse Goose!

Farrah Kern doing photo shoots for some extra adoptable pony’s at Omega Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation Center Inc

Kent Island Riding by Design, in Stevensville on the Easter Shore is thrilled to again, participate in this years "Crabbasket Christmas Tree" Project. This is in support of QAC Fishermen's Association, and it is great fun each year to get the students involved in it!!!

Lizzie and Domino at the Carrollton Hounds Hunter Pace 12/4.

Christmas Parade - City of Frostburg, Md

Beautiful sunset after a quick lungeing session with Love in the Moonlite Waldorf, MD

A nice evening ride at Gettysburg. Horse is Priceless, ridden by Cathy McElroy.

Yomar Ortiz Jr. hunting with Elkridge Harford Hounds.

Maternity photos with our little mans future ponies 🥰

Rowen getting a well deserved snack after running the Carrollton Hounds Hunter Pace

Cami kern doing. Photo shoot for Omega horse Rescue

I was enjoying some quality grooming time with my stang Charlie and he was feeling extra snuggly🥰

Josie Long and Prim Not Proper at the Donation Derby

Blaven Farm Riding Center Riders at the Donation X-Derby. (Peyton Travis, Erin Kidwell, Avery Kitchen, & Ally Armagost)

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Just a reminder from MDA!NEWS RELEASE 📰: Winter Ban on Spreading Manure Begins December 16

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Sequoia Emerson! 🤗🤗

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U.S. House Passes Anti-Soring Act

On November 14, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, H.R. 5441, by an overwhelming 304 to 111 bipartisan vote. This legislation will amend the 1970 Horse Protection Act by closing loopholes that have allowed violators to continue the abusive practice of “soring” Tennessee Walking Horses and certain other breeds. The bill also bans devices used for soring and strengthen penalities for those who break the rules. “For decades, we’ve...

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December 2022 MHC Update

First published in the December 2022 Equiery This month’s letter is brought to you by our immediate past President and current Treasurer, Neil Agate. Dear all, As former President and current Treasurer of the Maryland Horse Council (MHC), I was asked to present this letter to our members to explain a recent action of the MHC Board of Directors and to add my perspective on why it was necessary. In September, our Executive Committee proposed, and the Board of Directors approved, the first...
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