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AHCF Announces Results of 2017 Economic Impact Study

AHC Economic StudyAHCF Announces Results of 2017 Economic Impact Study

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

  • 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 = 7.2 million.

    • Texas, California, and Florida continue to be the top three states with the highest population of horses.

  • 38 million, or 30.5%, of U.S. households contain a horse enthusiast

    • 38% of participants are under the age of 18.

  • Approximately 80 million acres of land is reserved for horse-related activities.

The National Economic Impact Study is available for purchase through the AHC website here: Additionally, the 15 state breakouts will be available for purchase by the beginning of April. If you have any questions, please contact the AHC at