up shortly!” Once opened, the Sparks (Baltimore County) farm will off er full care boarding. Gillian has been in horses for 17 years and as spent most of her adult life working professionally in the industry, spending 6 years as a manager at Dover Saddlery and two years as their sad- dle-fi tting consultant.

Legacy Spring Farm: Jennifer Bevan-Dangel has over 20 years of experience with horses, including working at several barns in Mary- land and volunteering at a horse rescue. In 2019, her family acquired a 30-acre farm in Howard County, which they are slowly transitioning from a sheep farm to a boarding and

training facility. Jennifer has worked as a full-time policy advocate and non-profi t director since graduating from the University of Maryland School of Law in 2005. She currently serves as the Maryland State Di- rector for the Humane Society of the United States.

Middle Ridge Animal Rescue, Inc.: Middle Ridge Animal Rescue, a 501(c)3 licensed non-profi t, is a lifetime sanctuary and adoption or- ganization dedicated to helping homeless and rescued cats and hors- es. Based in Middletown Valley, the rescue was founded by Whitney Thompson.

Misty Manor: Misty Manor, founded by Judi Reinke, is one of the old- est stables in Maryland, located in Marriottsville, off ering guided trail rides, lessons and boarding. J After Judi’s death earier this year, daugh- ter Nichole Reinke and her wife Gina Piellusch have taken over reins.

Too Late For Press: In the next issue, fi nd out about new member Tra- vys Harvey, an Annapolis-based attorney.

WELCOME BACK TO RENEWED MEMBERS Welcome back to renewed members Tim and Tracey Gay, owners of Mol- ly Hill, a boarding and lesson farm in Whiteford. The Gays were stationed in Maryland, arriving over 20 years ago and ending up falling in love with Har- ford County. After Tim retired from the Army, he and Tracey (a teacher) decid- ed it was time to “return to their roots.” Tracey grew up in New Jersey on a small farm with a few cows and a Paint mare. Tim grew up on a farm in South Carolina, and from this farm comes the name “Molly Hill.” A full service facility,

in addition to boarding and lessons the farm also provides pony par- ties and ring rentals.


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by the Maryland Horse Council) is designed to meet the demands of MHC’s Industry Professional Members: a place where you can publi- cize your professional news and updates. Have you taken on a new partner? Hired a new manager or trainer? Brought a new vet into your practice? Promoted an employee? Moved your location? Received a commendation or award? Changed brokerages or practices? Hired a new director of development? If so, we want to know! Please send your news to

WHAT IS AN INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL? Industry Professional Memberships are open to owners and manag- ers of equine or equine-related businesses, farms and shows/events, and to independent contractors and service providers. Equine businesses include (but are not limited to) farms and stables

off ering any equine-related service (such as boarding, training, les- sons, trail rides, pony parties, breeding, mare care, foaling, carriage horses, and equine entertainment). Equine-related businesses include (but are not limited to) tack, feed and other retail stores; trailer manufacturers, sales & service; shipping; feed mills; manufacturers of saddles, supplements, tack, and shoes; hay, straw, shavings, feed, and other products; insurance, fi nancial, le- gal, accounting, and marketing services ; auction houses and sales sites; competition venues and race tracks; veterinary practices and hospitals. Independent contractors include (but are not limited to) veterinari-

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