Gunpowder Falls State Park

​Graham Equestrian Center

The Graham Equestrian Center (GEC) is located in Gunpowder Falls State Park. The GEC is a non-profit equine organization that provides an equestrian component to the park’s objective of nature tourism, and to that end, GEC promotes and offers educational opportunities to the citizens of Maryland. As a certified Horse Discovery Center by the Maryland Horse Industry Board, GEC provides a way for the community to interact with horses and learn about them in a safe and educational setting.

Graham Equestrian Center does not offer guided trail rides or horse rentals to the public.


The Graham Equestrian Center is a full care boarding facility conveniently situated only two miles north of the Baltimore Beltway on Harford Road. GEC has 22 acres of board-fenced pasture utilizing USDA approved pasture management and rotational grazing practices. Every pasture has access to large run-in sheds. The horses are kept in roomy stalls during inclement weather and are blanketed per the owners request during the winter. Worming and a customized feed plan are included in the cost of boarding. Trailer parking is available.

The facility has a lighted 100' x 200' outdoor arena, a 60' round pen and direct access to the trails of Gunpowder Falls State Park. Boarders at GEC also enjoy the wealth of events that GEC hosts year round.

Year-long Events and Classes

Lessons: The guiding principle of GEC is to become a premier equine educational facility in the state of Maryland.

Clinics and Classes: GEC offers a variety of clinics and classes throughout the year – please refer to the website (LINK: for the most up-to-date information. Most clinics offer an audit option.

Graham Equestrian Center also offers events such as:

  • Jumping competitions
  • Combined training events
  • Free “Horse Discovery Days” to introduce non-horse people to the joy of working with horses
  • An annual open house
  • Summer camps and day camps

Enjoy the Park

The GEC area of Gunpowder Falls State Park is a great place to enjoy hiking the trails, walking your dog or bird-watching. The open space around GEC is open to the public from sunrise to sunset. Please note that dogs must be kept on a leash at all times. Also please keep in mind that many horses are skittish - particular dislikes include baby strollers, umbrellas, bicycles and plastic bags. While you are welcome to enjoy the open space around our property, please keep this in mind and be aware of your surroundings in order to avoid scaring the horses. Visitors are not allowed to enter the fields or any fenced area.

Trailering In

Visitors are welcome to trailer their own horses in to ride the trails. For security purposes, please contact the Graham Equestrian Center ahead of time if you plan to bring your horses to the property. For bio-security reasons, outside horses are not allowed in the barn, riding arenas, fields or to interact with horses boarded onsite.

Be sure to visit the GEC website, where you can find information about its full care boarding facility, lesson programs and various events held throughout the year.


Graham Equestrian Center
10301 Harford Road
Glen Arm, MD 21057
Phone: 410.663.4445

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