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Next MSA Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, June 6th
3:00 PM

Executive Boardroom

Warehouse at Camden Yards
333 W. Camden St., Suite 500
Baltimore, MD  21201

 

 Meeting notice current as of 5/15/2017

 

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Feasibility Study Find Horse Park Concept Vital to Growth of Maryland’s Horse Industry

(Annapolis - Nov. 29) -- Phase One of a new study conducted by The Maryland Horse Industry Board (MHIB) and the Maryland Stadium Authority finds that the concept of developing a Maryland Horse Park continues to be vital to the growth of the state's horse industry but offers some new approaches to an initial study conducted in 2005. The original study recommended building a large central facility similar to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky for about $120 million. The new study finds that Maryland already has many of the essential components for such a park at existing facilities. The new study suggests that a new horse park can be made up of a system of existing and perhaps upgraded equine facilities across the state that can be linked together and operate cooperatively rather than as strictly individual venues. While suggesting that a linked system would likely work for Maryland, the study makes no conclusive recommendation on actual implementation and leaves the door open to other possibilities. Phase Two of the study will investigate exactly what needs to be done to maximize the use of the state's current equine facilities and study the potential these facilities have for attracting national and international events, competitions, and visitors to Maryland. Phase Two is scheduled to begin early in 2013 and be completed by the fall. The study is funded jointly by the MHIB and the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development. To read the study. For more information, contact MHIB Executive Director Ross Peddicord at: 410-841-5798 or ross.peddicord@maryland.gov