The horse world has been turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic and things are beginning to get back to normal, depending on the state and local governments. We thought we’d look at how one horse-centric state is handling re-entry after months of regulations.
Ross Peddicord is the head of the Maryland Horse Industry Board, part of the Maryland Department of Agriculture. He’s also part of a task force set up to advise on when and how sports, including non-racing horse sports, should reopen in his state. Maryland has been hit fairly hard by the COVID-19 Pandemic, they’re 10th in the nation by number of cases, and as of today they’ve had over 44,000 cases and over 2,200 deaths. The Maryland Horse Industry Board, which licenses over 700 stables across the state, has been proactive about communicating what’s allowed when it comes to horses.