Maryland Adopts ?Graded Stakes? Testing -
The Maryland Racing Commission began testing all equine urine and blood samples in accordance with graded stakes protocol earlier this year, according to executive director Mike Hopkins. Frank Vespe, reporting for The Racing Biz, stated that the move to upgrade the state?s testing came following a mid-March mid-Atlantic regulators’ meeting. Hopkins told Vespe, ?You?ve got […]
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New System Composts 1.5 tons of Manure in Two weeks -
On June 14, an innovative manure composting system was unveiled at Days End Farm Horse Rescue in Howard County, the first such project made possible by Maryland?s Animal Waste Technology Grant Fund. Although composting is not new, this contained vessel composting system, when installed, reduces environmental factors that impact the composting success. The state-of-the-art system […]
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Summer Daytripping with The Equiery -
(first appeared in the June 2016 issue of The Equiery) Looking for something fun to do this summer without taking a week off from work? There are plenty of interesting and horse-related things to do right here in Maryland! Below are our staff?s favorite places and things to do within the Free State related to […]
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Veterinarian Earns Touch of Class -
Dr. Kathleen Anderson was presented with the Maryland Horse Industry Board?s May Touch of Class Award on May 28 during the Fair Hill Races in Elkton. Dr. Anderson is the current president of the American Association for Equine Practitioners. Pictured from left: Fair Hill International executive director Carla Geiersbach, Maryland Secretary of the Department of […]
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Assistance Allowed: Maryland Eventers Weigh in on New USEA Test Division -
By Katherine O. Rizzo (first appeared in the April 2016 issue of The Equiery) At the start of the 2015 eventing season, the U.S. Eventing Association Membership Committee, in response to the decline in members at the lowest levels of the sport, proposed a new division called Assistance Allowed in which competitors would be allowed […]
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Katie McCoy Named WIHS 2016 Youth Ambassador -
The Washington International Horse Show recently announced that Katherine F. McCoy of Arlington, Virginia is this year?s Youth Ambassador. The 16-year-old senior at Yorktown High School trains here in Maryland with Adrian Ford of Big Easy Farm in Boyds. McCoy competes in equitation, hunters and jumpers and traveled to Florida this past winter for the […]
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NCAA, IEA and Summer Interns! -
The July Equiery just hit the stores and is full of contributions by this year’s summer interns Sara Gordon, Leanna Bostrom and Elizabeth Scully. You can read all about them on page 17 and then see what they wrote and the photos they have been taking throughout the issue. Below are a few newsy items […]
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Day Tripping through Southern Maryland -
Just in time for last minute summer day trips! This month, the Maryland Horse Industry Board and the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC) debuted “Hoofbeats Through History: The Southern Maryland Historic Horse Trail.” A new heritage ?trail,? Hoofbeats through History is a self-guided equine tour, a network of destinations highlighting the important role horses […]
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FHI to bid on 4-Star -
The board of directors of Fair Hill International has accepted the invitation extended to them by the United States Equestrian Federation to submit a bid to become only the second 4-Star event in the United States (and the seventh in the world). This new Olympic-caliber event would be held in the autumn of 2018. FHI currently […]
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After 11 days, Playdoh the Paso found in Patapsco! -
Playdoh has been found! See Equiery Facebook for more details. On May 27, around noon, Susan Crawford?s 10-year-old chestnut pony slipped on a trail near the railroad tracks in Marriottsville and took off when Crawford dismounted. Crawford was out trail riding with friends along the tracks. ?We were close to the tunnel on the tracks,? […]
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