The Equiery’s Directory of Maryland Clubs & Associations

Horse Show Association. Blue Ridge Riding Club Hosts horse shows and events in Boonsboro. Harford Horse Shows Association Family-oriented, local level hunter horse show organization. Sanc- tioned horse and pony shows for all rider ages in Harford and Balti- more counties as well as southern Pennsylvania. Howard County Horse Shows Association Formed with the goal of having safe and enjoyable quality horse shows at convenient locations in Howard county. Intercollegiate Horse Show Association, Zone 4, Reg. 1 Founded on the principle that any college student should be able to participate in horse shows regardless of his/her riding ability or fi nan- cial status. Collegiate riders compete individually and as teams. Maryland Horse Shows Association Founded in 1932. Affi liate member of USHJA. One of the oldest con- tinuous horse show associations in the U.S. To foster horsemanship and competitive riding while promoting the welfare of horses and ponies. Maryland Open Horse Show Series A series of schooling shows designed to help both horses and riders. Fundraiser for various charities chosen by the MOHSS Junior Board with a portion of proceeds made from each show donated. Mountain Top Saddle Club, Inc. Holds competitions at the Garrett County Fairgrounds in McHenry. Open pleasure shows. Everyone welcome. All breeds. National Capitol Adult Equestrian League Provides an opportunity for adult riders to be part of a team, promote the art of equitation, foster competition and camaraderie, as well as encourage social functions centered around equestrian activities. National Capitol Equitation League League equitation competition. Teams from area barns and schools participate round robin meets patterned after the IHSA. Points earned by each rider are cumulative throughout the year for the team. National Capitol Short Stirrup Equestrian League Provides an opportunity for junior riders to be part of a team, promote the art of equitation, foster competition and camaraderie, as well as encourage social functions centered around equestrian activities. US Hunter Jumper Association - Zone 3 The offi cial hunter/jumper affi liate of the U.S. Equestrian Federation. Competition-based sport organization that serves members through ed- ucational programs, awards and recognition, communication and rules. Washington Bridle Trails Association (WBTA) ...................24 Organized in 1940 to encourage an interest in horses and horseback riding. Hosts Hunter/Jumper shows at Meadowbrook.

Jousting Amateur Jousting Club of Maryland A family sport - all are welcome to learn the Maryland State Sport. Open to riders and non-riders. Maryland Jousting runs from April to September with state Championship. Central Maryland Jousting Club Club devoted to Maryland’s State Sport. Eastern Shore Jousting Association, Inc. Established 1970. Appox.100 members. Hold about 14 jousting tour- naments all over the Eastern Shore and hold educational clinics. All ages from leadline on up. Meet second Wednesday of every month. Maryland Jousting Tournament Association Promotes the sport of jousting as a family sport where members of all ages may compete. Makes eff orts to keep alive the quaint, color- ful, ancient traditions of the Age of Chivalry associated with the sport. Western Maryland Jousting Club Membership and voting rights with the association.

Lobbying/Governement Relations Carroll County Equestrian Council Volunteer based organization that represents all breeds and disci- plines. Providing equine recreation and education since 1984. Works with Carroll Co. Recreation & Parks. Meetings fi rst Tues of month. Frederick County Equine Alliance Nonprofi t, volunteer-run. Promote equestrian activities and busi- nesses. Preserves open spaces in Frederick Co. Provides voice that represents equestrian interests in zoning, laws pertaining to horses. Maryland Association of Equine Practitioners Association for the communication and continuing education of equine practitioners in Maryland. Maryland Association for Wildlife Conservation Formed in 1976 to promote and protect all hunters’ rights in general, and those who purse game with hounds or dogs in particular. Maryland Farm Bureau To promote and protect Maryland agriculture and rural life, and act as an advocate of safe, environmentally responsible and economically sound food and fi ber production. Maryland Horse Council Since 1985, MHC has represented Maryland’s diverse equestrian com- munity as the horse industry’s trade association. Protect and promote the equine industry to Maryland government and general public. Tuckahoe Equestrian Center A non-profi t 501 C-3 organization, TEC provides a facility for eques- trian events and seeks to promote education and enjoyment by family and youth of all equestrians. Also off ers Buckaroo Club for youth.

Wicomico Equestrian Club, Ltd A non-profi t club that leases and manages the Wicomico Equestrian Center.

Miscellaneous Great Falls Vaulting Club Off ers lessons in vaulting and horsemanship. Vaulters of all ages and abilities. Team practices at Rickman Farm in Boyds. International Side Saddle Organization Off ers publications, clinics, year-end awards (including novice and youth), online forum, quarterly magazine and information on show regulations. Library has the largest sidesaddle holdings in the world. Maryland Light Dragoons A living history group portraying the War of 1812 cavalry of Maryland militia. Representing Captain Frederick Wilson’s troop (Kent Co.) that played key role in defeat of British forces at the Battle of Caulk’s Field. Mounted Games Across America, Inc. Non-profi t, all volunteer organization devoted to playing, promoting, and teaching the discipline of mounted games. Open to all ages, of- fers family memberships. Old People’s Riding Club Equitarians Chapter Founded in 1998 for over 21 equestrians based on the high standards of USPC and have safe, enjoyable riding activities, meet other riders and encourage knowledge of horses. Do not have to own a horse to join. Old People’s Riding Club Freedom Chapter Based in Hollywood and catering to the rider over 21 years. Provides a combination of learning events, trail rides and trying new things just for the fun of it. English and Western riders are welcome. Old People’s Riding Club Formidable Founders Chapter Open to anyone 21 years and up. Very supportive to both beginner rid- ers and young horses. Social events both on and off the horse. Mem- bers from Anne Arundel, Calvert, PG and Charles counties. Pasadena Horse & Pony Association Established in 1995 to promote interest in horses, horsemanship and horseback riding as a recreational activity. A 501(c)4 organization. Clin- ics, trail rides, contests, horse shows, camps and speakers at meetings. Saddle Gals & Guys Equestrian Drill Club performs synchronized drills to music at fairs, shows, horse event, and parades.

Polo & Polocrosse Capitol Polo Club Located in Poolesville on nearly 600 acres in the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve. Facilities include three full size polo fi elds, one outdoor arena, one indoor arena and a full grandstand/clubhouse. | 800-244-9580




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