AHC to Update National Economic Impact Study

The 2005 study documented the economic effects of the racing, showing, and other segments of the horse industry.
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The American Horse Council (AHC) Foundation is seeking to update the Economic Impact Study of the Horse Industry in 2017.

The 2005 Economic Impact Study documented the economic effects of the racing, showing, recreation, and other segments of the horse industry. It established that the horse industry in all its segments, including racing, showing, and recreation, had a $39 billion effect on the U.S. economy; involved more than 4 million Americans and 9.2 million horses; and supported 1.4 million full-time jobs. The study also provided demographic data and insights into professions and other industries that are impacted by the equine ownership.

The AHC said the study has proven to be helpful to the industry’s efforts in Congress and state legislatures and in documenting its size and diversity to the public, press, and media.

The 2017 study will include expanded demographic information to include the impact that youth involvement has on the industry, as well as a more in-depth of analysis of all segments of the industry—such as rescues, sanctuaries, and therapeutic riding centers

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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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