MHF Launches Capital Campaign


An artist's rendering of one of the library's collections

The Maryland Horse Foundation has announced the launch of the Maryland Horse Library and Education Center Capital Campaign, which will honor the history of horses in the state and serve as a hub for learning and collaboration.

“The way [into the horse industry] is through learning, so that's the most exciting aspect of this project,” said Josh Pons, co-chair of the Capital Campaign and president of the Maryland Horse Foundation. “There's someone out there who has a passion for the game but just doesn't know how to get started, and we could be that gateway for people, the portal where people….go 'wow, I met someone really interesting doing research in that library.'”

The campaign seeks to raise $1 million that will be used to update 3500 square feet of space in the Maryland Horse Breeders' Association's building in Reistertown. The funds will also be used to purchase furnishings, integrate current audio/video technologies and support ongoing operational costs.

“We're including all aspects of the industry–horse sports, horse activities–in what we do here and offering that to people who want to come learn,” said Cricket Goodall, executive director of the Maryland Horse Breeders Association. “That's the full circle from the founding of Maryland Horse Breeders Association in 1929, and the Maryland Horse Foundation has allowed us to amplify the focus on education.”

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