Welcome to the Maryland Horse Industry

​Welcome to the Maryland Horse Industry Board! 

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 that includes regulatory, advisory, promotional, and educational roles.


COVID-19 Updates for Horse Industry

Governor Hogan Announces End of Statewide Mask Mandate

See the Maryland Department of Health and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more information. Any questions related to specific businesses can be sent to secretary.commerce@maryland.gov

COVID-19 Assistance for the Agriculture Industry​

Questions about your Stable?
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 Maryland Licensed Stables
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Directory to Trail Riding Stables & Guided Trail Rides in Maryland​​
Veteran Maryland trail riders have assembled these TIPS to help you prepare both you and your horse by following these basic guidelines​​

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The Maryland General Assembly’s Office of Legislative Audits operates a toll-free fraud hotline to receive allegations of fraud and/or abuse of State government resources. Information reported to the hotline in the past has helped to eliminate certain fraudulent activities and protect State resources.

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