October is Apple Month
October 2, 2023
2023 Christmas Tree Farms
November 28, 2023

October is Maryland Horse Month

Governor Wes Moore has proclaimed October as Maryland Horse Month in a month long celebration of Maryland’s horse industry and the economic, recreational and therapeutic benefits of horses. With an annual economic impact of 2.1 billion dollars and with more horses per square mile than any other state it is easy to see the importance of horses to the State of Maryland. Carroll County is home to more than 6000 horses and 1700 stables with 41,500 acres in land in equine use equine. Equines & equestrians in Carroll County participate and compete in everything from trail riding and barrel racing to 3 day eventing and dressage. We are fortunate to be home to seven Horse Discovery Centers – the most in the state! You can see the full proclamation here: https://news.maryland.gov/mda/press-release/2023/10/01/governor-wes-moore-proclaims-october-as-maryland-horse-month/


Horse Discovery Centers are licensed stables that strive to provide the general public with a safe, friendly, and educational experience, particularly for those individuals who have never or rarely experienced horses personally. These centers are part of a volunteer, certified program of already existing licensed stables that welcome the general public of all ages and experience levels to learn about horses in a knowledgeable and friendly environment. To get started riding or learn more about Horse Discovery Centers: https://mda.maryland.gov/horseboard/Pages/Horse_Discovery_Centers.aspx


Carroll County’s Horse Discovery Centers:

Coexist Stables – Mount Airy

Foxie G. Foundation – Union Bridge

Full Moon Farm – Finksburg

High Ridge Farm – Manchester

River Valley Ranch – Manchester

Sweet Rock Stables – Manchester

Talbot Run Equestrian Center – Mount Airy