Tuckahoe Equestrian Center marks anniversary
RIDGELY — Tuckahoe Equestrian Center will celebrate its 25th anniversary Saturday, Oct. 7, with an “Everything Equine Day,” with free demonstrations, lectures and equine-related vendors from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.
Multi-discipline demonstrations will be held throughout the day, including Hunter/Jumpers, Western Pleasure, Driving, Barrel Racing, Mounted Archery, Performance Mules, Roping, Dressage, Jousting, Trick Riding, Western Dressage, and Therapeutic Riding. There will also be lectures on Equine Dentistry, Veterinary, and Blacksmith/ farrier services.
Tuckahoe Equestrian Center is located at Tuckahoe State Park, 619 Crouse Mill Road, Ridgely. It was started by the late Cindy Berkey.
The huge show ring announcer’s stand is named “Fort Berkey” in her honor.
The show ring is 300’ x 150’ in size. There is a club house, and large, fivest all barn near the show ring. The barn is reserved for TEC members only during special events or overnight campouts/ trail rides through Tuckahoe State Park.
There is also a lighted jousting path, as jousting is the official sport of Maryland.
Tuckahoe Equestrian Center used to hold an event known as Outlaw Days as their major annual fundraiser. It ran for 15 years before being discontinued a few years ago.
Tuckahoe Equestrian Center is a registered 501(c)3 organization. Individual memberships are $15, or $25 for a family membership.
The property was donated by the Crouse family that had lived there until the early 1990s.
For further information about the schedule of events, contact Denise Hill at 1-302-249-5804.
The current officers of Tuckahoe Equestrian Center are shown at Fort Berkey, the announcer’s stand at the huge show ring. Fort Berkey is named for the late Cindy Berkey, who was instrumental in founding the center. Standing below, acting President Rob...