AHC Economic Impact Study – Survey Available Now


The American Horse Council Foundation is seeking to update the economic impact study of the horse industry in 2017.

We hope to obtain a breakout study for the state of Texas, so we need as many respondents as possible.
The most recent economic impact study in 2005 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 US economy, involved more than 4 million Americans and 9.2 million horses, and supported 1.4 million full-time jobs.

The study also provided invaluable demographic data and insights into professions and other industries that are impacted by equine ownership.

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

Click here to go to the survey, which has an August 18 deadline.

Thank you for your participation in this important study.