Click the links below to take the survey.

While there are several surveys conducted in the equine industry, the American Horse Council’s (AHC) National Economic Impact Study is the most comprehensive and widely used study of the industry’s contributions to GDP including employment, volunteers, equid population, acreage, etc. broken by sectors (Recreation, Racing, Competitions, and Working Horses).

An economic impact study is a critical tool to create an awareness of and an interest in the equine industry; provide positive relationships, including congressional and media relations; identifying the industry as a player in the local, state & national economy and allow the industry to advertise itself by first identifying its contributions.

There are roughly two million horse owners in the United States, and we need your help reaching as many of them as possible to get the most robust picture as we can of the industry’s contributions. To encourage participation, the AHC has partnered with several sponsors to offer 15 incentive prizes, including:

  • 1st Prize – One John Deere “green” piece of equipment: Z545R ZTrak Mower valued at $7500.
  • 2nd Prize – One year of Nutrena feed for 1 horse (a $2,000 value): 40 Nutrena free-bag coupons valued at up to $50 a coupon.
  • 3rd – 6th Prize – One year of Purina feed for 1 horse (a $500 value per horse): 20 coupons valued at $25/each (total value $500).
  • 7th Prize – One countertop fridge (holds up to 40 cans/bottles) from Cargill, valued at $350.
  • 8th-9th Prizes – Enrollment in Texas A&M AgriLife Equine Reproductive Management Online Course, valued at $300/enrollment.
  • 10th– 15th Prizes – $30 gift certificates from Trafalgar Square Books (total value $180).

In addition, all participants completing the survey will be eligible for 15% discount on purchases at (discount code is provided at the end of the survey).

Prize winners will be announced in the fall 2023 when the study results are announced.
See AHC website to review all the prize drawing rules. (Economic Impact Study – American Horse Council)

We would like to emphasis that this is first, and foremost, a national study, however there are several states/communities that have commissioned breakout reports including California, Florida, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, and Texas for state studies, along with Marion County, Florida and Long Island, New York for community studies.  New this year is a specialty report focusing on Standardbreds, sponsored by the United States Trotting Association.

Thank you for participating and sharing this survey with all your horse owning friends! The survey will be available from April 3, 2023, through September 29, 2023.

Please click on the following links.


The American Horse Council works daily to advocate for the social, economic
and legislative interests of the United States equine industry.


Health & Welfare

Advocate for the health and well-being of horses by serving as a forum for discussion on welfare issues and sharing best practices.



Be a trusted voice for the horse industry to the public and to government authorities. Synthesize and promote consensus-based AHC



Serve as a resource on programs and initiatives that will advance and enhance the equine industry.

Want to make a difference in the lives of horses and the horse community?

The American Horse Council Foundation (AHCF) seeks to encourage the support of worthwhile charitable, scientific and educational projects of interest and benefit to the American horse industry.

The AHCF mission is:

  • to promote a healthful and enjoyable environment, social welfare level, and opportunities for those in the horse industry;
  • to educate the public about the horse, horse care and the horse industry;
  • to promote education through grants to individuals, programs, institutions, and organizations by the encouragement of research through these grants.

The AHCF presently has three major initiatives that work under its auspices: the National Economic Impact Study of the US Horse industry, the United Horse Coalition, and the Equine Welfare Data Collective. Read all about those below.


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

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