• Sarah Lipkowitz

Maryland Equestrian Events

Updated: Aug 30, 2019

Maryland is full of equestrians and while the World Horse Expo no longer takes place in the state, there are still plenty of events for equestrians to attend throughout the year. Here are some of Maryland’s most popular equestrian events!

Lisbon Christmas Parade. Given that 2018 is almost through, I figured I should begin with one of the few remaining events for the year. This Lisbon, Maryland tradition is officially called the The Great Lisbon Farmers Feed The Hungry Christmas Parade. In 2017, the event raised over $15,000 and over 1 ton of nonperishable food items were donated. Check out this wonderful event this December!

EQUUS Film Festival. This film festival stops at the Maryland State Fair Grounds in Timonium, Maryland in January.

Days End Farm Trainer’s Challenge. This wonderful April event benefits the Days End Farm Horse Rescue. Trainers are paired with a horse for 90 days and complete an obstacle course and a freestyle performance.

Preakness. The second leg of the Triple Crown takes place in Baltimore each May. InfieldFest has become more popular in recent years and has featured bands and artists such as Train, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, and Post Malone. Go for the day to enjoy races, music, food, and beer.

Ride For Life. PVDA hosts this benefit for the Johns Hopkins Breast Center at the Prince George’s Equestrian Center each June. Ride For Life is a USDF/USEF Recognized event. Compete in dressage classes during the day and take in the Dancing Horse Challenge in the evening. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved and support this amazing event!

Ronny Maher Memorial Polo Match. Since 1998, this event has taken place to benefit the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. Watch the match and support this cause each July at the MD Polo Club.

Horseland At The Maryland State Fair. This event features dozens of exhibitions and demos and it takes place in Timonium, Maryland in late August.

Bill Pickett Rodeo. The rodeo stops in Maryland at the Prince George’s Equestrian Center every September!

Fair Hill International. This CCI** and CCI*** is one of the most prestigious three day events in the world. Head up to Fair Hill, Maryland in October to check out this event.

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