Enjoy Polo & Fabulous Food this Weekend at the MHC Annual BBQ Picnic

This Saturday, our friends at the Capitol Polo Club in Poolesville are hosting the 8th Annual Maryland Horse

Maryland Horse Council 8th Annual BBQ
Maryland Horse Council 8th Annual BBQ
Council BBQ Picnic at their 600-acre top-class polo facility in the heart of Montgomery County’s Agricultural Reserve. You are invited to attend!

Help support the work the Maryland Horse Council does for YOU as the voice of Maryland horsepeople in the state legislature as well as before regulatory agencies.Enjoy a great day of fast-paced polo matches, including a celebrity polo match, live music by the Hot Buttered Nuggets, a traditional Argentine Asado BBQ cooked by a representative of the Argentine Embassy and a silent auction to benefit the Maryland Horse Council. Adult tickets start at $35; children 6 and under free. Sponsor ticket packages are also available.
LOCATION: Capitol Polo Club, 14660 Hughes Rd., Poolesville, MD
WHEN: Saturday, September 13, 2014

TIME: 4-8 p.m.

TICKETS: Purchase online here (click the photo above to view options and prices)MORE INFO: www.mdhorsecouncil.org or email admin@mdhorsecouncil.orgWe hope to see you there!

Support EPIC at Saturday’s Green Cup of Polo

The 8th annual Green Cup of Polo will take place this Saturday, September 6, at the Capitol Polo Club in Poolesville, Maryland. This exciting event raises funds and awareness for several environmental and alternate energy organizations, including Equestrian Partners in Conservation.

The featured event is a match between Team USA and the visiting Team Pakistan. General admission is FREE! Tickets are available for VIP Grandstand and Tailgating passes. More info at www.greencuppolo.com.
Green Cup of Polo
Green Cup Polo is a benefit charity event aimed at bringing Washingtonians, corporate leaders, environmentalists, NGOs, and the Washington diplomatic corps together to network and demonstrate their commitment to protecting the environment and fight climate change. The event is the first-ever certified ‘green’ sporting event in the country supported by local, national and international businesses. Funding raised will go to support our key global beneficiaries and this year will include our long-term beneficiary Equestrian Partners in Conservation (EPIC) as well as KIDSAVE, a non-profit organization that works to create change so older forgotten orphanage and foster kids grow up in families and connected to caring adults.
This year we are honored to have the UK Trade Investment, British Embassy launch its support behind The Green Cup Polo. The British Embassy and Green Cup Polo share the same mission to raise awareness and work to solve the most pressing environmental issues we face today: curbing global warming and promoting sustainable responsible measures as well as getting toxic chemicals out of the environment.
 
It is a perfect opportunity to join our metropolitan community from VA, DC and MD in our united efforts to protect the planet and make it a safer and cleaner place for our future generations. The event will be a fun and exciting day for all with two action-packed Polo matches, equestrian performance, live music, and divot stomping – all for a great cause.

Join EPIC for a Peach of a Trail Ride!

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You are invited to join EPIC for a trail ride through Kingsbury Orchard in Dickerson.

Wind your way among fruit trees on land that has been farmed by the same family since 1907. The orchard is now known throughout the community for its apples, pears, nectarines, plums and white peaches, which are grown under the watchful eyes of Peggy Kingsbury, her son Gene Kingsbury and daughter Sue Ketron who continue the legacy passed along by Peggy’s grandfather.

At the conclusion of the ride, visit with your fellow riders while you enjoy a light lunch and sangria, featuring in-season produce straight from the orchard!

WHEN: Saturday, July 12, 2014 (Rain date: Sunday, July 13)

TIME: Arrive by 9:45 a.m. Ride leaves at 10:15.

LOCATION: Kingsbury Orchard, 19415 Peach Tree Rd., Dickerson, MD

GROUPS: Slow (walk), Medium (walk/trot)

* Proof of current negative Coggins required. Bring with you the day of the ride or email a copy to maria@epicmontgomery.org ahead of time.

* ASTM/SEI-certified headgear REQUIRED.

* Due to recent reports of disease outbreaks in the community, please keep your horse home if s/he or any horses in your barn show signs of illness.

R.S.V.P. acceptance only to maria@epicmontgomery.org no later than Thursday, July 10. Please note speed group desired and phone number where you can be reached in case of changes. Also, let us know if you have an interest in being a back-up group leader.

Download a copy of the release form. (Email before the event or bring with you. Copies will be available the day of the event.)

We look forward to seeing you there!

May 31, 2014 EPIC Trail Ride Moved to Woodstock Equestrian Park

Woodstock map
Woodstock map

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are moving this Saturday’s EPIC trail ride to the beautiful Woodstock Equestrian Park in Beallsville, Maryland. But not to worry, we’ll bring the wine with us to enjoy after our ridewith lunch!

WHEN: Saturday, May 31, 2014 (Rain date: Sunday, June 1)

TIME: Arrive by 8:45 a.m. Ride leaves at 9:15 sharp!

LOCATION: Woodstock Equestrian Park (meet in the parking lot at the main entrance of the Greenberg—west—side), 20207 Darnestown Road, Beallsville, Maryland

GROUPS: Slow (walk), Medium (walk/trot), Fast (walk/trot/canter); additional groups may be added depending on requests/number of riders.

TRAILS: Ride eight miles of beautiful groomed trails throughout the park and visit the historic Seneca Stone Barn. Download a copy of the Woodstock Equestrian Park trail map.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFO:
* Proof of current negative Coggins required. Bring with you the day of the ride or email a copy to maria@epicmontgomery.org ahead of time.

* ASTM/SEI-certified headgear REQUIRED.

R.S.V.P. acceptance only to maria@epicmontgomery.org no later than Thursday, May 29. Please note speed group desired and phone number where you can be reached in case of changes. IMPORTANT: If you RSVPd for the Sugarloaf Vineyard ride, please confirm with Maria whether or not you’ll be joining us at the new location.

Download a copy of the release form. (Email before the event or bring with you. Copies will be available the day of the event.)

We look forward to seeing you there!

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