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2019 Md Horse Forum
Celebrating our Successes,
Planning our Future
Thursday, August 8, 2019
8:00AM to 4:00PM
1021 Dulaney Valley Rd,
Baltimore, MD 21204
Please join us to share your thoughts and solutions to current Industry concerns.
What are we doing right?
What could we be doing better?
Where do you want to see the Horse Industry go in the next 5 years?
Categories for discussion include:
Participation, Promotion, Education
Land use, Legislature and Liability
Horse-keeping and Welfare
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8am: Registration & Refreshments
9am: Opening Remarks
9:30 am: Perception of the Horse Industry
What is the current perception of our horse industry? How does that differ from what we know to be true? How do we address this as an industry?
9:30 am: Unwanted Horses in Need of Transition
What is in place to help with those horses who can no longer be kept by current owners? What more needs to be done in this area?
9:30 am: Land Use and Availability
Kelley Lecture Hall
How can we keep horse farms, horse farms? Discuss land preservation options and how to keep land available for the next generations with limited space and increasing development.
10:45 am Sessions
10:45 am: Recruiting and Retaining the Next Generation of the Horse Industry
How do we move people from being intrigued to invested in the Horse Industry? What are barriers to participation and how do we overcome them??
10:45 am: Safeguarding our Horses’ Health
How are infectious disease outbreaks communicated to horse owners and event managers? What else do horse owners need to know
10:45 am: Existing Regulations Affecting Horse Owners
Kelly Lecture Hall
What are the current regulatory issues in your area? What are the best ways to address zoning and environmental challenges to horse farms?
12pm Lunch and Networking
1:15pmProtection and Use of Recreational Riding Spaces
How can we drive home the importance of maintaining horse trails and show facilities for the overall community? How do we make horse facilities attractive and well used by horse people?
1:15pm: Doing Better by our Horses
Where should we concentrate our efforts regarding welfare concerns? Are we transitioning our horses well? Legislation versus educating welfare: what is the best for our horses?
1:15pm: Legislation Affecting the Industry
Kelly Lecture Hall
Discuss what legislation will come up in the next session, what horse owners should be aware of, and how to be involved. What issues do you think should be in front of our legislators?
2:30pm: Education Availability and Impact
What is currently available? What kind(s) of education are horse people looking for? How do people want to receive information? Are we educating for the jobs that are out there?
2:30pm: Maryland Racing
Perception of Horse Racing, reality, and moving forward. What does Maryland have in place to ensure Racehorse welfare? What more could be done at different levels?
2:30pm: Economics, Insurance, and Liability for Horse Owners
Kelly Lecture Hall
What are the biggest issues involving insurance and liability facing horse owners and businesses? What are the economic challenges with operating a horse business? What help do horse owners and business need from the Maryland Horse Industry?
3:30 pm Summary Remarks and Touch of Class Presentation to Kaymarie Kreidel!
Refreshments and music by the George Mayo Family Band.
Reception Sponsored by the Maryland Horse Breeders Assoc.
Tours of Goucher College & Stables Available