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Support the ACHF’s 2017 Economic Impact Study


(Washington, DC)- Every day it seems like we hear about the economic impact that a “mainstream” business or industry brings to the table—the beer industry more than $252.6 billion; beauty industry $56.2 billion; NFL football teams $5 billion to their respective cities. How can we show the value of the equine industry in order to compete for the limited time and attention of consumers, and stress the importance our industry has on the U.S. economy?

The American Horse Council Foundation (AHCF) has the answer: updating the Equine Industry Economic Impact Study in 2017! This study documents the economic effects of racing, showing, recreation, rodeo and other segments of the horse industry on the state and national economy. It provides invaluable data on the number of horses, jobs, and related industries that are impacted by horse ownership, and it shows the diverseness of individuals like yourself that are involved in this industry.

The study is widely used to educate the public, media and elected officials in congress and state legislature about the industry’s size, reach, impact and importance. The data is also frequently used to help underscore buying power (vehicles, trailers, feed, fencing, etc.), tax effects, and tourism resulting from the horse industry.

To underwrite the significant cost of the study, $400,000, the AHC is reaching out to all industry stakeholders for funding assistance. We’re horse lovers, your horse lovers- this study is needed to ensure your voice is heard, and your interests are protected and preserved. Let’s work together to make this study happen!

The two previous studies could not have been done without the generous support of organizations and individuals like yourself. A donation as small as $50.00 will help us jump-start this incredibly important project.

Contributions can be made easily online by visiting the AHC website here, or a pledge form can be downloaded here, and the accompanying donation sent to:

American Horse Council Foundation

Attn: Economic Impact Study

1616 H Street NW, 7th Floor

Washington, DC 20006

All donations through the AHC Foundation (a 501c3) are tax-deductible.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the AHC.


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. Organized in 1969, the AHC promotes and protects the industry by communicating with Congress, federal agencies, the media and the industry on behalf of all horse related interests each and every day. 

The AHC is member supported by individuals and organizations representing virtually every facet of the horse world from owners, breeders, veterinarians, farriers, breed registries and horsemen’s associations to horse shows, race tracks, rodeos, commercial suppliers and state horse councils.

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