Maryland Horse Library And Education Center Opens In Reisterstown
REISTERSTOWN - On Friday, Baltimore County officials and residents gathered for the grand opening of the Maryland Horse Library and Education Center in Reisterstown.
The new center is located at 321 Main Street (headquarters of the Maryland Horse Breeders Association) and is operated by the Maryland Horse Foundation.
Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski delivered a statement noting Baltimore County's, and specifically, Reisterstown's, historical connections to equine history.
"Baltimore County is a great location for this education center because we have over 1,500 horse farms and over 20,000 acres of land that's part of equine history. To be here in historic Reisterstown; we're close to Pimlico, we're close to Sagamore Farm, we're close to some of the great historic families who have just been a part of our great industry here," Olszewski said. "This is going to be a center; it's going to attract people from all over the world to take in some of this rich history we have to celebrate here in Maryland and Baltimore County, explore our incredible open spaces, check out our great Main Street, and enjoy over 8,000 acres of our awesome parks."
Baltimore County has long been considered one of the equestrian capitals of the United States. According to Visit Maryland, the county is home to over 10,000 horses, the most of any jurisdiction in the state.