Welcome to Shawan Downs!

Shawan Downs, located in Northern Baltimore County, is a premier equestrian center, featuring a state-of-the-art steeplechase course. Established by the Land Preservation Trust, Shawan Downs is situated on 300 acres of former farmland in Cockeysville, Maryland. It was founded to preserve the landscape’s agricultural legacy while building a new tradition of equestrian events that benefit local charities.

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2014 Events Calendar

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Thank you to everyone who joined us in 2014 for our spring events. You helped us to have another successful season! We're hard at work planning for this year's Legacy Chase and hope you'll join us on September 27th!

During the Legacy Chase weekend in September 2013, Shawan Downs hosted more visitors than ever before — many of which were visiting the property for the first time. The increased partnership with GBMC HealthCare in the planning of the Legacy Chase proved to be a great success and has left us eager for 2014!

Land Preservation

The Land Preservation Trust, Inc. assists Baltimore County landowners in protecting their land for future generations by facilitating voluntary conservation and agricultural easements. The Trust demonstrates its commitment to the stewardship of the land at Shawan Downs a first-class equestrian center and steeplechase course owned and operated by the Trust.


Map & Directions

Shawan Downs
1401 Shawan Road
Cockeysville, Maryland 21030

From Washington DC
  1. Take I-95 North towards Baltimore
  2. I-695 North (exit 49b) towards Towson
  3. Take Exit 23b: Falls Road/md-25 North
  4. Turn right onto Shawan Road
  5. Follow signs to specific parking locations
From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  1. Take I-95 South towards Baltimore
  2. Take I-695 West towards Towson
  3. Take I-83 North to Shawan Road
  4. (Exit 20b) heading West
  5. Travel 1.3 miles
  6. Follow signs to specific parking locations
From I-695
  1. Take I-83 North to Shawan Road
  2. (Exit 20b) heading West
  3. Travel 1.3 miles
  4. Follow signs to specific parking locations
From Baltimore City
  1. Take I-83 North to Falls Road
  2. Continue 6.2 miles on Falls Road to the light at Shawan Road
  3. Follow signs to specific parking locations