Horse Discovery Center

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MHIB launched a statewide network of 35 Horse Discovery Centers in 15 counties in April 2015. These centers are part of a volunteer, certified program of already existing licensed stables that welcome the general public of all ages and experience levels to learn about horses in a knowledgeable and friendly environment. The breadth and diversity of the stables in the Discovery Center network is wide and deep. They range from trail riding centers to Western riding operations to horse rescues and stables offering summer camps, English equitation, even Civil War re-enactments. Geographically they are located in all regions of the state. MHIB invited it's more than 700 licensed stables to volunteer to become a Horse Discover Center if they were willing to meet stringent criteria and eagerly welcome newcomers with open arms to educate them about horses and horsemanship. Criteria included proof of commercial liability insurance; written programs and procedures addressing safety rules and public outreach; clean, sanitary conditions, equipment, and facilities; and of course, well cared for and healthy horses!  Visit one of our HDC's today!

Applications are open to apply to be an HDC.
Deadline March 5th, 2021

Applications to become an HDC open every two years - Horse Discovery Centers renew each year and attend an Annual Meeting.

Email Anne Litz for more information

Click below to learn more about each HDC! 

A Moment in Time ​·  Amazing Grace Equestrian Center · Camp Letts Equestrian Center YMCA · Chesapeake Therapeutic Riding · Clark’s Elioak Farm · Coexist Stables · Days End Farm Horse Rescue · Dun-Pikin Farm · En-Tice-Ment Stables at Obligation Farm · Fairwinds Farm and Stables​ · Foxie G Foundation · Freedom Hill Horse Rescue · Full Moon Farm · Graham Equestrian Center · High Ridge Farm · Holly Ridge Farm Equestrian Center · Linden Farm · Lucky Cricket Farm · Mexico Farms Equestrian Center · Molly Hill Farm · Peaceable Pastures · River Valley Ranch · Rolling Hills Ranch and Freedom Hill Therapeutic Riding Program · Rose of Sharon Equestrian School · STAR Equestrian Center · Sweet Rock Stables · Talbot Run Equestrian Center  Talisman Therapeutic Riding · The Big Purple Barn · The Greenwell Foundation · The Retreat at Beckleysville · Vandermere Farm & Stables · vR Growth and Learning Center · Waredaca · Wellspring of Life Farm · Windy Way Horses · Worthmore Equestrian Center​​

If you have any questions please email Anne Litz
Press Release for our 2019 Seven New Horse Discovery Centers!

HDC's by County Map!​

Click here to find the best Horse Discovery Center for you in our 

Searchable HDC Database!

Click here to view the Horse Discovery Center Rack Card

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