Code: Agricultural Articles 2-701 through 2-719, and 6-107.2
Regulations: COMAR 15.16.01 regulations .01- .08, COMAR 15.16.02 regulations .01 - .08, and COMAR 15.18.05 regulations .01 -.09
Entity’s Vision and Mission:
The mission of the Maryland Horse Industry Board (the Board) is to safeguard the health and well being of Maryland’s Horse Industry as well as to provide for its future development. To this end, the Board intends to:
Partial list of Vision/ Goals:
The purpose of the Maryland Horse Industry Board (MHIB), as enumerated in Article 2-708.1 of the Annotated Code of Maryland is, taken broadly, to promote equestrian activities and the use of horses for recreation through promotional activities that create awareness and visibility for the equine industry, educational and research projects to benefit the equine industry, and developmental efforts, such as job training programs, facilities planning and export marketing to stimulate the growth of the local horse economy. Moreover, the board serves in an advisory capacity to the Secretary of Agriculture regarding matters affecting the industry and as the licensing body for Maryland stables. To this end the Board has a mission which includes regulatory, advisory, promotional and educational roles.
Current implementation of the Board’s mission:
1. Raise the level of public awareness of Maryland’s equestrian/equine traditions;
2. Raise the level of public awareness of the positive impact of horses on the quality of life in Maryland.
3. To increase visibility of Maryland equestrian/ equine activities.
4. To provide support as a resource for Maryland horse owners.
5. To foster a standard of care for Maryland horses.
James Steele Spokesperson,Chairman
Ross PeddicordExecutive Director50 Harry S. Truman ParkwayAnnapolis, MD 21401Email: email@example.comTelephone: 410-841-5798 Fax: 410-841-5780
50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401