U.S. Equine Industry Has $122 Billion Economic Impact

This represents an increase from the $102 billion reported in the 2005 Economic Impact Study.
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U.S. Equine Industry Has $122 Billion Economic Impact
The current number of horses in the United States stands at 7.2 million. Texas, California, and Florida continue to have the highest equine populations. | Photo: iStock
The American Horse Council Foundation (AHCF) has announced the results of its 2017 Economic Impact Study of the U.S. Horse Industry, carried out in cooperation with The Innovation Group.

The study revealed that the U.S. equine industry generates approximately $122 billion in total economic impact, an increase from $102 billion in the 2005 Economic Impact Study.

The industry also provides a total employment impact of 1.74 million, and generates $79 billion in total salaries, wages, and benefits.

The current number of horses in the United States stands at 7.2 million. Texas, California, and Florida continue to have the highest equine populations

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The American Horse Council was organized in 1969 to represent the horse industry in Washington before Congress and the federal regulatory agencies. It is a nonprofit corporation that represents all segments of the equine industry.

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