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§ 2-701. Definitions

West's Annotated Code of MarylandAgricultureEffective: July 1, 2012

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Title 2. Department of Agriculture (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 7. Maryland Horse Industry Board (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2012
MD Code, Agriculture, § 2-701
§ 2-701. Definitions
In general
(a) In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.
(b) “Board” means the Maryland Horse Industry Board.
Boarding stable
(c) “Boarding stable” means an establishment that solicits or offers to the public to stable horses.
Equine activities
(d) “Equine activities” includes teaching equestrian skills, participating in equestrian competitions, exhibitions or other displays of equestrian skills, and caring for, breeding, boarding, renting, riding, or training horses.
(e) “Horse” includes horses, donkeys, mules, and ponies.
Horse establishment
(f) “Horse establishment” means an establishment that solicits or offers to the public any of the following services:
(1) A boarding stable;
(2) A lesson or rental stable; or
(3) A rescue or sanctuary stable.
Lesson or rental stable
(g) “Lesson or rental stable” means an establishment in connection with which one or more horses are offered to the public to be let for hire, to be ridden or driven, either with or without the furnishing of riding or driving instructions.
Rescue or sanctuary stable
(h) “Rescue or sanctuary stable” means an establishment that offers to the public to shelter or keep one or more horses for humane purposes with or without compensation and with or without tax-exempt status.
(i) “Stable” means a place where one or more horses are under the care, custody, and control of an operator.


Acts 1968, c. 474; Acts 1969, c. 209; Acts 1973, c. 410; Acts 1977, c. 646; Acts 1980, c. 618 § 2; Acts 1998, c. 416, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1998. Amended by Acts 2007, c. 100, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2007; Acts 2009, c. 699, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2009; Acts 2012, c. 19, § 1, eff. July 1, 2012.
MD Code, Agriculture, § 2-701, MD AGRIC § 2-701
Current through all emergency effective legislation from the 2020 Regular Session of the General Assembly.
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