Directory of Maryland Clubs & Associations

Did you know that, according to the Atlas for American Sports, Maryland has more equestrian competitions per square mile than any other state? When you add in all the other equestrian activities, such as parades, trail riding and foxchasing – Maryland has something for every person and every horse, pony, mule, donkey and mini! And, for each activity, there is a club, membership or organization.

In this issue of T e Equiery, we feature a complete list of all equine-related membership organizations in Maryland and for

Marylanders. Obligatory disclaimers: this list does not include the national organizations that are headquartered in Maryland, just regional organizations. T is list does not include organizations that are not membership-based and driven. T is list does not include charities or humane societies that may off er “memberships” but which are not membership driven. To fi nd out more about these organizations, visit, navigate to “resources” and select directories, where you will fi nd this list along with links to the websites. Or you can google them! Final disclaimer: we made every eff ort to ensure a complete list; if your Maryland equine-related membership organization is miss- ing, please email or call 1-800-244-9580 and we will get you included in our online edition!

Breed Specifi c American Connemara Pony Society, Region III Breed association with local chapter. Regional meetings, events and an annual show.

Blue Ridge Arabian Horse Association (BRAHA) Affi liate of the Arabian Horse Association. Promotes the modern Ara- bian horse through multi-discipline shows, annual futurity, clinics and trail rides. Cloverleaf Standardbred Owners Association Consists of owners, trainers, drivers, grooms and other interested par- ties involved in the Standardbred racing industry in Maryland. Chesapeake Plantation Walking Horse Club Welcomes all breeds, all gaits and all riding levels. Monthly free trail rides, camping, clinics, parades, newsletter w/classifi eds. Sponsor of the Chesapeake Gaited Getaway each October. Delmarva Paint Horse Club Founded in 1991 to promote the American Paint Horse on the Eastern Shores of Maryland, Virginia and in Delaware. Eastern Amateur Arabian Horse Association Established in 1976. Off er amateur classes for Arabian/Half Arabian as well as All Breed classes. Family friendly club with low entry fees and year-end awards Eastern Region Andalusian Horse Club To educate members and general public on the Iberian Horses (An- dalusisan, Lusitano, Portuguese, Spanish Portugese X) standards, his- tory and beautiful traditions. Formed in 1992. Eastern Welsh Circuit Established in 1991. To promote Welsh shows and to provide an in- centive for competing in Welsh breeding and performance divisions. Year-end high score awards in various Welsh divisions. Free State Appaloosa Horse Club Promotes the Appaloosa breed and supports its owners and trainers. Frida Icelandic Riding Club A group of Icelandic horse owners from across the Mid-Atlantic cater- ing to the diverse interests and riding backgrounds of our member- ship, breed promotion, etc. Maryland Arabian Horse Association Dedicated to promoting the Arabian Horse at the grassroots level. Of- fers trail rides, clinics, special events, etc. Maryland Draft Horse & Mule Association Promote sportsmanship and exchange knowledge. Encourage breed- ing and promote the draft horse and mule industries through spon- soring events such as conformation shows, pulls and clinics. Maryland Horse Breeders Association Formed in 1929 to encourage, promote, protect and improve the horse breeding industry in Maryland. While emphasis traditionally has been on production of TB racehorses, MHBA encourages all equine sports. Maryland Pony Breeders Formed in 1953, MPB is the oldest known pony breeding organization in the U.S. E-newsletters, annual directory, high score awards, website advertising, Facebook. Holds one 2-day show each year. Maryland Pony of the Americas Club Devoted to the development of youth riders. Off ering shows with various class types, including open classes which allow non-member 22 | THE EQUIERY | SEPTEMBER 2017

participation. Members qualify for year-end awards. Maryland Standardbred Breeders Association Organization for the promotion of Standardbred breeding, ownership and racing. Maryland State Quarter Horse Association Established in 1960 to promote and improve the American Quarter Horse breed and stimulate the sale, breeding, exhibition, general use and enjoyment of the Quarter Horse. Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association Offi cially authorized organization that represents, assists and pro- motes the interests of Maryland’s Thoroughbred owners and trainers. Mason Dixon Paso Fino Horse Association Off ering parades, clinics, drill teams, shows and trail rides. Classes for all ages at local and national shows celebrating the Paso Fino. Mason-Dixon Miniature Horse Association Serves both youths and adults in all aspects of Miniature Horse own- ership. Provides fun, safe and educational atmosphere, focusing on conformation, showmanship, halter, trail, jumping and driving. Mid-Atlantic Lipizzan Association To promote the Lipizzan breed on a regional level, to educate the public about this noble breed and to encourage Lipizzan owners to participate in equestrian events. Plantation Walking Horses of Maryland Trail rides, clinics, demos, parades and shows. Members eligible for versa- tility and high point awards, monthly newsletter and club meetings often with guest speakers. Specialize in gaited horses, but all breeds welcome. Southern Maryland Quarter Horse Association The Southern Maryland Quarter Horse Association is a 501(c)(5) non- profi t organization founded in 1969 and works to promote the Ameri- can Quarter Horse in the State of Maryland

Dressage Maryland Dressage Association Encourage, promote, educate and participate in the art of classical dressage on a local, state and national level. Promote good sports- manship among members, friends and other associations. Potomac Valley Dressage Association ..............................23 Promoting education in the art and sport of Dressage since 1964. Of- fers several regional chapters throughout the state.

Driving American Driving Society - Mid Atlantic Region Mid Atlantic Recreational Drive held annually at Fair Hill. One of the largest gatherings of recreational carriage drivers in the country. Delmarva Driving Club Promotes an interest in and knowledge of horse-drawn vehicles and equines. Organizes drives and other activities. Founded in 1983. My Lady’s Manor Driving Club Formed in 1979, the club takes its name from a historic tract of land in Maryland. Purpose is to promote owning, training, driving and exhib- iting equines. Off ers clinics, shows and fun drives.

Eventing Maryland Combined Training Association ........................24 One of the oldest local combined training associations in the U.S. Ben- efi ts include year-end awards, scholarships, reduced entry fees for MCTA sponsored events and advertising for clinics/events.

Foxhunting Carrollton Hounds Juniors through adults, jumping and non-jumping fi elds. Fox chasing Sept-March, Wed and Sun. Spring and fall hunter paces. Social gath- erings and trail rides. Open hunt available to the public in the fall. De La Brooke Foxhounds W Wed and Sat meets. Fall trail ride, two hunter paces open to anyone. Six junior hunts/yr. Membership area - Charles, St. Mary’s and Calvert Co (Southern MD). Guests welcome, contact fi eld secretary or Masters. Elkridge-Harford Hunt Hunt club originally founded in 1878, believed to be a descendant of the Baltimore Fox Hunting Club. Cross-bred hounds. Goshen Hounds Founded in 1958 as a foxchasing club in the central Montgomery County. Hounds go out twice weekly from September until the end of March. Visitors are welcome to cap and should contact the Masters. Green Spring Valley Hounds Territory consists of about 35 miles square in Baltimore County and all of Carroll County. Open and rolling country with great deal of grass. Some areas rough and heavily wooded. Post-rail, coops and board fences. Howard County-Iron Bridge Hounds The Howard County-Iron Bridge Hounds is a foxchasing club that has its origins in the 1930’s. Marlborough Hunt Foxhunting club established in 1936. Registered 1944. Recognized 1949. Meet on Wed, Sun and occasional bi-days. Visitors should call secretary. The country has rolling hills, open fi elds and wooded areas. Mount Carmel Hounds Foxhunting club New Market-Middletown Valley Hounds Fox chasing, great tail gates, parties, terrier races, hound shows and more. Potomac Hunt Foxchasing club in Montgomery County with roots tracing back to 1828. Wicomico Hunt Club “Riding to hounds” on horseback on the DelMarVa peninsula since the 1920s, when it was organized by a group of Salisbury men. Formally recognized by the Masters of Foxhounds Association of America in 1929.

Hunters & Jumpers Chesapeake Bay Horse Show Association Our vision is to fi ll the need of a competitive, yet friendly show circuit for hunter/equitation riders on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware.

Combined Eastern Shore Horse Show Association Hosting series of English and Western shows on the Delmarva Penin- sula for over 65 years. Affi aliated with U.S. Equestrian and Maryland 800-244-9580 |

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