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Agenda from the Day

  2019 Md Horse Forum

 Celebrating our Successes,
Planning our Future

Thursday, August 8, 2019
8:00AM to 4:00PM
Goucher College
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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over view of horse forum.png8am: Registration & Refreshments

9am: Opening Remarks

9:30am Sessions

9:30 am: Perception of the Horse Industry
Merrick Hall

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
Kraushaar Auditorium​

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
Merrick Hall

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 
Kraushaar Auditorium​

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

1:15pm Sessions

1:15pmProtection and Use of Recreational Riding Spaces
Merrick Hall

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  
Kraushaar Auditorium​

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 Sessions

2:30pm: Education Availability and Impact 
Merrick Hall

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  
Kraushaar Auditorium​

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! 
4pm-6pm Reception

 Refreshments and music by the George Mayo Family Band.

Reception Sponsored by the Maryland Horse Breeders Assoc.

Tours of Goucher College & Stables Available ​



 2019 Maryland Horse Forum Sponsors: 

Presenting Sponsor:


Maryland Equine Transition Service (METS) 



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Maryland Jockey Club
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 Maryland Department of Agriculture
Silver Sponsors

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 Maryland Standardbred Breeders AssociationMaryland Standardbred
Breeders Association

National Steeplechase Foundation





Rural Maryland Council

          *in-kind     +partial in-kind 






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