The Maryland Horse Council, The Equiery and University of Maryland Extensions are teaming up to host a “Getting Started With Horses in Maryland” webinar series this month.

We are happy to welcome newcomers to the horse world in October as we celebrate Maryland Horse Month! Join us for weekly webinars as we discuss how to get started in this fabulous industry.

How to Find a Place to Ride – October 7, 2020, 4pm

Lots of families are discovering the mental and physical benefits of horseback riding and are curious about getting involved in this great outdoor activity. If you are wondering how to find a riding barn that meets your needs, join Anne Litz of the Maryland Horse Industry Board and Katherine Rizzo, Equiery editor, as they share their advice on finding a place to ride.


What to Wear and Bring When Riding Horses  – October 14, 2020, 4pm

Are you looking forward to starting riding lessons and realize you have no idea what you need to wear and bring? Learn about the basic gear and items a barn may require for lessons or showing so you can be prepared. Our experts from The Surrey and Fair Hill Saddlery will go through the “must have” items for every rider.


How to Select a Horse to Buy or Lease  – October 21, 2020, 4pm

When you are finally ready for your own horse, the options can be overwhelming! Brittney Carow of the Maryland Equine Transition Service and Dr. Justin Sobota of South Mountain Equine will discuss what you should look for and considerations to be made to find the horse that is right for you!


Buying a Horse Property: Know Before You Buy – October 28, 2020, 4pm

Are you ready to make the leap into farm ownership and keep your horses at home? Purchasing a farm is a big decision. Tracy Diamond, realtor, has a lot of experience in matching property to new owners and will share tips to make your search more efficient. Keith Wills from Mid Atlantic Farm Credit will join in to share how to prepare for financing that dream farm!