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The Chapter conducted an informal survey of those who attended our Spring Get Together on March 21st 2010. Here are the results from the more then 250 horse enthusiasts who attended.

Horse Ownership

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Years With Horses

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Disciplines of Interest

own
lease
do not own
90%
3%
7%

<1 year
1-4
5-9
10-19
20-29
30-39

40-49
   
>50
.

4%
18%
8%
14%
20%
11%
16%
8%
17%
11%
14%
21%
26%
12%

Trail Riding
Western Pleasure
Driving
Dressage
English Pleasure
Halter
Jumping
Eventing
Gymkhana
Team Penning Hunter-Showing
Saddle Seat
Reining

8%
13%
10%
9%
8%
7%
6%
5%
5%
4%
4%
S%
1%
Riders’ Age

<20 yrs old
21-29
30-39  
40-49
50-59
60-69

17%
11%
14%
21%
26%
12%

NYSHC Guide to Minimum Standards of Care for Equines

WCNYSHC 2013 Equine Directory
2016 Directory coming soon!

New York State Equine Information

NYS Horse Council Regions & Horses by County

Northern Region Horses . Central Region Horses
Clinton
Essex
Franklin
Hamiton
Jefferson
Lewis
St. Lawrence
Total
2200
1700
1200
100
3000
1000
3400
12600
Cayuga
Herkimer
Madison
Oneida
Onondaga
Oswego

Total
2800
1900
4100
5900
5400
2500

22600
. .
Capitol Region Horses Southeast Tier Horses
Albany
Columbia
Fulton
Greene
Montgomery
Rensselaer
Saratoga
Schenectady
Schoharie
Warren
Washington
Total
3000
4300
1100
1800
2900
3600
11000
1800
1800
1200
3900
36400
Broome
Chemung
Chenango
Cortland
Delaware
Otsego
Schuyler
Tioga
Tompkins


Total
3500
1700
3100
2200
3600
4400
1400
2000
2800


24700
. .
Fingerlakes Region Horses Western Region Horses
Livingston
Monroe
Ontario
Seneca
Steuben
Wayne
Yates

Total
4400
5100
4100
1300
4000
3500
1900

24300
Allegany
Cattaraugus
Chautaugua
Erie
Genesee
Niagara
Orleans
Wyoming
Total
2600
3800
4300
7900
1800
3100
2400
2400
28300
. .
Mid-Hudson Region Horses Southeast Region Horses
Dutchess
Orange
Putnam
Rockland
Sullivan
Ulster
Westchester
Total
9500
8500
1800
400
3200
5600
3800
32800
Bronx
Kings
Nassau
New York
Queens
Richmond
Suffolk
Total
560
560
6300
560
560
560
6200
15300

Equine Statistics ~ NYS

There are 197,000 Equines in NYS
    87,000 Pleasure           54%
    11,100 Lessons
    27,000 Competition     14%
    14,500 Racing
    26,900 Breeding
      4,700 Speciality
    25,800 Other

•Equine Related Expenditures
    $2.06 billion: operating & capital
    $10,457 per equine

Source:
USDA National Agricultural Statistice Service, 2005


Economic Impact

•The NY horse industry has a $4.8 billion annual impact on our state’s economy and produces goods and services valued at $2.4 Billion annually

•The national industry has a $4.8 Billion impact on the NY economy

•258,100 New Yorkers are involved in the industry as:
Owners, Service Providers, Employees, Volunteers and Spectators

•The Industry provides 35,773 FTE jobs in New York

•NY is the home of 9 Racetracks

•There are over 1,000 thoroughbred breeders and 400 thoroughbred breeding farms throughout the state

•The thoroughbred industry creates over 30,000 jobs and accounts for 55% of the equine industry’s contribution to the NYS GDP

•Six of the 40 National Horse Shows of 1996 were held in New York

•The median income of the average horse owner is $36K to 60K per year

National Stats

•2,200,000 people own horses in the United States

•27,000,000 people over the age of 12 ride a horse at least once a year

•14,580,000 people over the age of 12 ride a horse on a regular basis

•88,000,000 attend horse-related events

•The equestrian audience participates in an average of 14 events a year

Source:
USA Equestrian: profile of 80,000 members and on-site audiences