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Horse Industry by the Numbers


According to the American Horse Council, the horse industry contributes approximately $39 billion in direct economic impact to the U.S. economy, and supports 1.4 million jobs on a full-time basis. When indirect and induced spending are included, the industry’s economic impact reaches $102 billion.

Some key industry statistics and economic indicators:

Estimated number of horses in the U.S.

9.2 million

Estimated number of horses by activity

Recreation- 3,906,923

Showing- 2,718,954

Racing- 844,531

Other- 1,752, 439

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