Maryland Horse Board Grant Program

Grants Recipients

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The purpose of the Maryland Horse Board Grants Program is to develop the Maryland Horse Industry by supporting research, education and promotional activities.

Toward that end, the MHIB each year accepts grant applications for research, educational and promotional projects that support horses or the equestrian community, or develop new opportunities for the Maryland horse industry. 

Funding for these grants and for MHIB is provided by the Maryland Feed Fund, which collects $6 on every ton of horse feed sold in Maryland.  

Organizations eligible for MHIB grants include non-profit organizations, clubs and associations, businesses, farms and stables, government entities, schools and educational institutions. Projects of interest to the Board include those that develop new opportunities for the Maryland horse industry.

Projects will be evaluated for their value to the industry, degree of industry promotion, size and scope of activity, financial need, potential for matching funds, benefits and quality of the written presentation. Grant requests should not exceed $3,000. The average grant amount is approximately $1,200. In FY 2015,28 projects received $30,000 in grant allocations.

All grant applications are typically due in early October with recipients announced in early January. Projects should be completed by June 30.

The MHIB was established in 1998 to promote and develop the equine industry in Maryland. For more information, contact MHIB Executive Director Ross Peddicord at 410-841-5798 or email ross.peddicord@maryland.gov.

Contact Information

Ross Peddicord
Program Executive Director

50 Harry S. Truman Parkway
Annapolis, MD 21401

Telephone: 410-841-5798
Fax: 410-841-5780

Grants Information

The 2016 grant cycle opens Aug. 1, 2015; Application deadline is Oct. 2, 2015.
Past Award Winners