ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — If you’re wanting to get outside for some fresh air, there’s one more thing on a long list of things you can’t do during the state’s stay at home order: go horseback riding in a Maryland State Park.

Maryland DNR posted the clarification on their social media accounts Wednesday morning.

” In accordance with Governor Hogan’s emergency actions to protect public health during the COVID-19 pandemic, horseback riding is prohibited in Maryland State Parks,” DNR stated.

Maryland State Park entrances have been closed since last week to discourage large crowds from gathering at parks during the coronavirus quarantine.


Gov. Larry Hogan said people can still go on walks and exercise outdoors during the quarantine.

This week, officials have also encouraged people to wear masks when they are outdoors.

For the latest information on coronavirus go to the Maryland Health Department’s website or call 211. You can find all of WJZ’s coverage on coronavirus in Maryland here.

  1. Anita Ramos says:

    I live in Va and I know that you can’t ride everywhere. But We all know that Bridle Paths are far less crowded than ANY bike or hiking trail. Not allowing trailering in or groups sounds sensible.
    Your horse need exercise just like your dog. You need exercise. You all need to contact your representatives at local and state level and YOUR Governor. What makes your horse different from a bicycle or a family of uncontrolled children??

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