It is with great sadness that we post this announcement.
Mark Page, the husband of Sue Page our Secretary and long time volunteer, has passed away. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Sue and her family. Notice
Attention all winter-weary eventers! Have you considered using one of the many hunter paces taking place in Maryland this spring as a fun, safe, and affordable way to get yourself, some friends, and your horses out and across the country for a bit of a tune-up? Although organized by hunt clubs, you do NOT have to have ever fox hunted to participate! Just form a team with at least one other rider, choose to jump high, low, or not at all, and set off together on a prescribed course over typical fox hunting country. You can go at your own pace or, to be competitive, go for either fastest or optimum time. (Unlike eventing, optimum time is set by a field master to simulate riding to working hounds and isn’t revealed until the last team finishes.) Hunter paces are great for green horses who might benefit from a lead and green riders who might like having a more experienced person right there with them. And with an entry fee of $20 per horse, you sure can’t beat the price! Click here to view the rules and classes.
THE MCTA Horse Trials at Shawan Downs will be here before you know it.
Again this year, our USEA Recognized Event will be held on the first weekend in May – May 3rd and 4th. All levels from BN to Advanced will be offered.
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to be given as a prize at MCTA Horse Trials.
Professional nutritionists, consultants, government officials, university scientists, students, farmers, ranchers and allied industry personnel should not miss this opportunity to learn about new discoveries within the animal nutrition industry. It is a pleasure to invite you to the upcoming 12th Annual Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Conference. This year’s meeting will be held on March 26-27, 2014 at the North Baltimore Plaza Hotel, in Timonium, MD.
The primary focus of this conference is the nutrition of the poultry, dairy, and equine species. This conference represents the formal collaboration between institutions and industries in Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Delaware and New Jersey. Our commitment is to provide up-to-date application science for the animal feeding industry.
Equine topics will focus on Equine Gut Health and include: Measuring Gastrointestinal Permeability in Horses, Feeding Horses with GI Disease, Gastrointestinal Health: What we know and what we need to know, Nutrient Transport in the Equine Intestine, When Fermentation Goes Awry, Effects of Antibiotics on Gut Microbes,and Practically Teaching Gut health: A hands-on workshop.
Registration includes admission to all of the sessions, conference reception, the social hour on March 26th, a group luncheon on March 27th, and a paper and CD copy of the proceedings. A one day registration option is available for March 27th. Accommodation arrangements need to be made before February 28, 2014 to ensure the lowest rates. The hotel has provided a block of rooms at an attractive price ($107.00/night, single or double occupancy, excluding tax). Contact the hotel at 410-252-7373 and ask for Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Conference reservations. New this year, online registration with credit card payment is available at the MANC website!
Registration materials, venue information, the updated program, past proceedings, and the 2014 abstracts will be available on our website at www.manc.umd.edu . Please return your registration form and make your room reservations promptly.
Photos from the January 11th, 2014
MCTA 2013 Banquet
are now available in
Many thanks to Leslie Bertram.
Source: University of Maryland Extension
If you are hauling horses, you may be subject to licensing and vehicle registration regulations beyond those required for operating a passenger car. If your horse enterprise involves any exchange of money, or if your vehicle or combination is over a certain size, you may be required to obtain a United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) number, a Motor Carrier (MC) number, and/or a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).
This publication outlines the state and federal regulations that may apply if you live in Maryland and/or operate vehicles that are tagged with Maryland license plates. This material is a guide to assist you in understanding the regulations but should not be quoted as law. There may be other requirements that apply to your specific situation that are not discussed in this publication.
Source: The Equiery
Happy New Year! $30k awarded to various Maryland equine-related projects
An environmental study to research manure composting practices, programs to support and expand equine youth activities, projects that will develop and improve public access horseback riding trails, and other initiatives to help therapeutic, rescue and retired racehorse rehabilitation programs are among the 28 recipients receiving $30,000 in grants from the Maryland Horse Industry Board (MHIB), a program within the Maryland Department of Agriculture. The annual grants program helps to strengthen the industry by building awareness in the horse industry through research, education and promotional activities.