After the stock market crash helped end Noah Abramson's promising career as a professional show jumper, the Howard County native is making an impact as a thoroughbred trainer and won with one of his horses running Preakness Day.
The Board of Public Works on Wednesday unanimously approved $1 million for improvements to the Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area, which is to be the new host of an annual international event.
Maryland, Va., compete to permanently host large international equestrian event. Fair Hill is angling for the four-star event and state officials say it could have an annual economic impact of $20 million to $30 million each year.
The 28th annual Howard Community College Columbia Classic Grand Prix, held Sept. 19 at Marama Farm in Clarksville, is Howard Community College's largest fundraiser. All proceeds go to the school's educational fund to provide scholarships for needy students. Since its inception nearly 30 years ago, more than $3 million has been raised through ticket sales, raffles and sponsorships opportunities.
Madison Mitzel didn't start out to break a record. After all, she was only 5 and in kindergarten. But by the time Mitzel graduated fifth grade at Warren Elementary School and was given a prize for perfect attendance, she had a goal – to not miss a day "for the rest of school."
Towson teen equestriansSamantha Rehak and MadelynVanWestervelt have qualified to compete in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association Championship April 24-26 in West Palm Beach, Fla. with the Full Moon Farm team, of Finksburg.
Marilyn Little has been competing in and winning show jumping competitions, in which horses leap over obstacles as tall as 6 feet, since she was 19. But it was the World Equestrian Games that inspired her to take on three-day eventing.
Laurel Park, which sits on the borders of Anne Arundel, Howard and Prince George's counties, isn't technically in the city of Laurel, but track and city have a long, mutually beneficial relationship dating back to the track's opening in 1911. On Saturday, Nov. 9, the running of the City of Laurel Stakes, all Laurel residents were offered free admission, parking and a Make a Bet on Us voucher as well as food and drink discounts.
A long-time equestrian journalist for the Baltimore Sun, Boniface was posthumously awarded the 2013 Robert and Anne Heighe Award for Excellence in Equestrian journalism on Thursday evening. This is the second year the award has been given.
Sherlock Swann Gillet, a Baltimore County farmer and water utility owner, died Sept. 9. Family members said that he went out for his daily horseback ride in Glyndon and did not return. He was later found in a field.
Baltimore tourism leaders will have to find another way to draw visitors over Labor Day weekend after the Grand Prix of Baltimore was canceled. They are focused on more sporting events and filling up the dead time of winter.
One of the half-brothers of Kentucky Derby winner Orb, who finished a close up third in Saturday's Travers Stakes at Saratoga, has moved to Maryland in preparation for entering stallion duty at Country Life Farm in Bel Air.
Josh Pons, president of the Maryland Horse Breeders Association and a two-time Eclipse Award winning writer, shares his remarks delivered at Monday's funeral in Havre de Grace for his fellow horseman and Harford County resident Allen Murray.
Funeral services for E. Allen Murray Jr., a prominent Maryland thoroughbred horse breeder and owner and lifelong Harford County resident, will be held on Monday, Aug. 19, at Zellman Funeral Home in Havre de Grace at 11 a.m.
This October, Harford Community College will honor African-Americans' contributions to some of those races and to horse racing as a whole in "Beauty in Sport: Celebration of Black Jockeys in Harford County, Maryland, and Beyond."