College of Agriculture and Natural Resources | Agricultural & Resource Economics | Animal Science | Equine Program

 

 

Jenifer Nadeau, Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Science, University of Connecticut

Farhed Shah, Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Connecticut

The authors are grateful for financial support provided by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Connecticut and for research assistance from Anita Chaudhry (Graduate Student, Department of Economics, University of Wyoming), Emmanuel Genio (Graduate Student, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Connecticut), and Jose Maripani (Graduate Student, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Connecticut and Assistant Professor, Department of Business and Economics, University of Magallanes-Chile).

The horse has played a predominant role in the building of roads, clearing of land, and provision of transportation in Connecticut since its inception as a colony. Today horses continue to be important in the lives of Connecticut residents and are used for recreation, showing, work, and racing. In this publication, we share with you the main findings of a study that analyses the characteristics and economic values of the horse industry in Connecticut.