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The Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC) is now accepting listings to develop a new consumer guide in support of the region’s horse industry.
“The Southern Maryland Horse Extra” is the latest iteration of SMADC’s former “Equine Guide” (last published in 2016), and is intended to be a vibrant showcase and fully comprehensive consumer resource for the expanding equine/horse industry in the five county area of Southern Maryland (Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s, and St. Mary’s County).
Free listings are offered for Southern Maryland horse barns and facilities of all disciplines and categories: riding/lessons, boarding, training, sales, breeding, therapeutic programs and other horse-related activities.
Additionally, regional equine-related businesses, organizations and support services for horses and their owners are encouraged to submit listings including hay producers, tack shops, farriers, vets, specialized horse care facilities, feed mills/suppliers, regional shows and arenas, riding and hunt clubs, judges and trainers.
The new guide is just one element of SMADC’s continued outreach and commitment to Maryland’s horse industry. “We hope to launch the Horse Extra online in time for the Southern Maryland Horse Summit on March 8th, a one-day event featuring three seminar tracks covering topics for all disciplines and stages of riders, barn owners, businesses and equine enthusiasts,” commented SMADC Program Specialist, Karyn Owens.Later this spring the Commission will also launch, a dedicated one-stop-shop portal to state-wide equine resources, which will also be a new feature of SMADC’s Maryland FarnLINK program website.