Discussing the Results from the National Equine Economic Impact Survey

Webinar: Data Palooza!

Press Release

In recent weeks the horse industry has seen the” reveal” of two major studies that are meant to shape the actions of the industry in the present and future. The American Horse Council’s (AHC) 2023 National Equine Economic Impact Survey was released on January 31, sharing the results from the almost year-long data collection project that covers almost every aspect of the equine industry in the United States. Then, the United Horse Coalition’s Equine Welfare Data Collective (EWDC) released its annual report covering data on at-risk equines and those in transition with nonprofit organizations.

“We realize that we have released a lot of information in a short time, but both reports have very important roles in the horse industry,” says Julie Broadway, president of the AHC.

This is why the AHC will be hosting a free webinar on Monday, March 4 at 1 pm EST titled “Data Palooza.” This webinar, which is open to all, will discuss the results from the National Equine Economic Impact Survey as well as the sixth report from the EWDC.

Panel will include:

  • Julie Broadway, CAE – President of the American Horse Council and American Horse Council Foundation
  • Ashley Harkins – Director of the United Horse Coalition
  • Kelsey Buckley –Equine Welfare Data Collective Program Administrator

Over the course of its 50-plus year history, the American Horse Council has conducted numerous national economic impact studies for the U.S. horse industry, which has included such pivotal years as 1987, 1997, 2007, 2017 and, the most recent study, 2023. Data collected will inform public and private investments in equine-related businesses, equine health care, education, land use decisions, tax policy, tourism, employment incentives, etc. During this presentation, Ms. Broadway will share highlights from the recent study and outline how legislative and regulatory issues at federal, state and local levels drive inputs and outputs that affect the economy of the horse industry.

The Equine Welfare Data Collective began collecting data on at-risk and transitioning horses in November of 2018. Five years later we are proud to publish our 6th report detailing the services organizations provided to at-risk horses and their owners in 2022. Five years of data collection and reporting will enable Ms. Harkins and Ms. Buckley to provide the industry with a snapshot of the hard work and dedication shown every day by the people who are boots on the ground with horses in the rescue pipeline. Our goal is always to provide unbiased information to the industry so that those in a position to help can allocate resources in ways that will best benefit the horse.

To register for the webinar, send an email to [email protected] by Friday, March 1 at 5 pm EST

About the American Horse Council

As the national association representing all segments of the horse industry in Washington, D.C., the American Horse Council works daily to represent equine interests and opportunities.

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