The 2012 Kentucky Equine Survey: Importance and impact of the equine industry in Kentucky

R. J. Coleman, M. G. Rossano, C. J. Stowe, S. Johnson, A. F. Davis, J. E. Allen, A. E. Jarrett, G. Grulke, L. Brown, S. Clark

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Little is formally known about the U.S. equine industry. Little is also known about Kentucky's equine industry, even though state bills itself as the 'Horse Capital of the World,' with the last comprehensive study being conducted in 1977. However, having reliable data is crucial to the success and sustainability of the industry. The 2012 Kentucky Equine Survey was conducted to provide data for decision-making. The objectives of the study were to obtain an inventory of all equine (Phase 1) and estimate the industry's economic impact (Phase 2). Phase 1 of the study was conducted in conjunction with the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Phase 2 of the study utilized data collected by NASS as well as data from a set of supplementary surveys. Results from this study will be used to identify areas for growth within the industry and opportunities for rural development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe new equine economy in the 21st century, 2015
EditorsCeline Vial, Rhys Evans
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9789086868247
StatePublished - 2015

Publication series

NameEAAP Scientific Series
ISSN (Print)0071-2477

Bibliographical note

Copyright 2016 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.


  • Economic impact analysis
  • Equine operation inventory
  • Kentucky equine industry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science


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