Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Watch for Black Widows

Keep an eye out in your barns this time of year for Black Widow spiders - we've seen several in our barn in Caroline County. They're generally reclusive and stay hidden, but their bite is nasty!

Black widow spider infestations appearing around Cecil

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Caroline-Dorchester County Fair

Information is now online for entry in the Caroline-Dorchester County Fair at:

All 4-H, FFA & Open Livestock Show Exhibitors must have their entries postmarked by JULY 1st. The 4H and Open Horse Show will be held in Denton, MD on Friday, August 2.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Invitation to Caroline County Maryland horse people

Happy Spring!

I invite any of Caroline County horse people - whether barn owners, horse owners, riders, or general horse enthusiasts - to send along to me any announcements about local events and happenings here. Also please let us know about any legal or political concerns which affect horses and horse ownership in our area. You can follow these announcements by email by signing up in the right-hand column.

While I don't reside in Caroline County, our horses are boarded there so I'm in the county nearly every day!

On May 5, Horses in Harmony in Preston, MD is planning a dressage show organized by PVDA Bayside Chapter. We plan to bring my OTTB mare Briar Rose to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Secretariat's Kentucky Derby win - her great-granddaddy on both sides! We may also bring my kids' new pony Belle Nuit. The season is gearing up and we have shows or other equestrian events penciled in on our calendar nearly every upcoming weekend.

See you at the shows!

Nancy Toby

Tuesday, April 2, 2013


Welcome to the Maryland Horse Council's Open Forum for Caroline County residents.  We'll be using this space to update you on happenings in your county.  Feel free to post here in the comments section or e-mail your county representative Nancy Toby ( with any important news.