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

 

Key Results of the Study:

  • There are 43,059 horses in the state

  • 38,065 horses are privately owned

  • 4,994 horses are owned by businesses

  • 88% of horse owners are female

  • Average age of the horse owner is 45 years

  • For owners, recreation (55%) and showing (31%) are the main uses of horses

  • There are 550 horse-related businesses

  • Boarding (25%), providing training and lessons (17%) and breeding (16%) are the main activities carried out by equine businesses

  • The total annual business income is $38,962,000

  • The total value of horses owned by businesses is $32,192,600

  • The total value of horses owned privately is $284,840,39