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Article - Agriculture




§2–701.

    (a)    In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.

    (b)    “Board” means the Maryland Horse Industry Board.

    (c)    “Boarding stable” means an establishment that solicits or offers to the public to stable horses.

    (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.

    (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.

    (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.

    (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.