Mission and Vision
Graham Equestrian Center is a non-profit organization committed to educating the minds, improving the bodies and lifting the spirits of local children and adults, regardless of income or (dis)ability, through the joy of horses.
Located just 2 miles north of the Baltimore Beltway, Graham Equestrian Center is easily accessible to everyone in the Baltimore-DC-Philadelphia corridor. It lies on the edge of Gunpowder Falls State Park and boasts many trails that wind down to the Big Gunpowder Falls, a favorite recreational area for park hikers, bikers, and riders.
The park is named for Dr. Albert Graham, the original property owner who deeded his farm to the park system with the stipulation that horses remain a part of its activities. In keeping with his bequest, GEC has filled the 22 stall barn and, in conjunction with a management program developed by the Maryland Department of Agriculture, has rehabilitated nearly 20 acres of pasture for the occupants’ grazing pleasure. Additional improvements include a small barn, two lighted arenas and a round pen for more intensive training, In the future, we hope to add an indoor arena to enable year-round activities.
GEC is a premier equine educational facility in the Parkville community in Baltimore County. We are a Maryland Horse Industry Board Horse Discovery Center and we welcome the public for our educational events. Scout troops and groups participating in community service have taken advantage of our educational program with one-day sessions of basic horsemanship. Our outreach programs, large lesson program, Horse Discovery Days and open house events are all part of our effort to expand the awareness and benefits of equine interaction into our community.
Our Facilities and Amenities
- 215’x100′ sand and stone dust jump arena with lights
- 60’x120′ stone dust training arena with lights
- Cross Country jump field
- Round pen
- 4 large dry lots each with a connecting grass field for seasonal turnout
- 22 stall main barn
- Lesson tack area complete with 2 stall barn and lights
- 2 outdoor wash stalls
- Live in Barn Management
- Endless hiking and riding trails through adjoining Gunpowder Falls State Park