The Maryland Horse Foundation will kick off the new year with a clothing drive to collect warm winter clothing and riding attire that will be distributed to young equestrians in need this winter season. The clothing drive will run from January 2nd until the end of March 2024.

Recommended items are new or gently used hats, gloves, scarves, pants, sweatshirts, long-sleeve shirts, tights, socks, breeches, jodhpurs, and boots. All sizes are accepted and appreciated. Items will be donated to Baltimore-county based programs that offer riding instruction to low-income students.

“Buying warm riding attire can be very costly, especially among young riders going through a growth spurt,” reflected Jeanne Schnell, Director of Development for the Maryland Horse Foundation. “This initiative is a great way for people to donate items that can be used to keep riders safe and warm this winter.”

Beginning January 2nd, unwrapped items may be dropped off inside the Maryland Horse Library and Education Center located at 321 Main Street in Reisterstown, Maryland. The Library and Education Center is open from 9 AM – 5 PM Monday through Friday.

Revamp your closet, reorganize your tack room, and repurpose your riding clothes for a good cause!

Inquiries about donations or clothing distribution can be directed to Jeanne Schnell via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (410) 252 – 2100 extension 113.

The Maryland Horse Foundation (MHF) was chartered in 1988 by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association to serve various education and charitable needs of the Maryland Horse Industry.

The MHF supports several educational programs and lectures and oversees the maintenance of MarylandHorse.com. Additionally, the MHF is responsible for the operation of the Maryland Horse Library & Education Center, one of the anchor sites of the Maryland Horse Park System. We are proud to work directly with several industry partners in our endeavors to promote the Maryland Horse Industry.

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