Current Maryland Horse Council vice president, and former MHC president, Steuart Pittman was voted in as Anne Arundel County’s county executive this past Tuesday. Pittman received 51.8% of the county’s votes while incumbent Steve Schuh received 48.1%. In addition, the County Council flipped to a 4-3 Democratic majority.

A life-long horseman, Pittman and his siblings are the eighth generation of his family to own the 550-acre Dodon Farm in Davidsonville. At Dodon, Pittman made a career as a breeder, trainer and competitor in three-day eventing. Pittman competed through the Advanced level on his Maryland-bred Thoroughbred stallion Salute The Truth. He grew up riding with St. Margaret’s Pony Club and the Marlborough Hunt Club and graduated from the University of Chicago. After graduating from college, Pittman spent eight years as a political and community organizer in Chicago, Des Moines and Washington, DC before returning to Dodon. He also founded the Retired Racehorse Project and currently is the organization’s board chair.