2022 Kentucky Equine Survey FAQs
Q: Why does the Commonwealth need another industry survey and what information will it provide?
Q: What questions will the survey answer?
Q: What are the benefits of this survey?
The benefits of this project are not limited to horse owners. As an economic cluster, accurate and detailed information about Kentucky’s equine industry will also benefit the state’s tourism industry and attraction as a high-quality place to live, providing incentives for attracting new ancillary businesses to Kentucky, and enable existing ancillary businesses to expand or change their business models and products based on defined industry needs.
The non-financial benefits contribute to the long-term success and sustainability of Kentucky’s unique horse industry and affiliated signature equine symbolism for the Commonwealth. Some of these initial non-financial benefits include:
From a broader perspective, the results of this study will enable the industry to identify and capitalize on emerging markets, create a business framework that leverages every county’s individual equine-related resources, increase demand for Kentucky-bred and/or trained horses of any breed and, ultimately, increase horse farm profitability.
Q: Where can I find the 2012 Equine Survey?
Q: I remember recently completing USDA study. Why do we need another?
Q: Who are the primary participants in this study?
A: The Kentucky Horse Council Executive Director (Sarah Coleman); University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs personnel (Dr. C. Jill Stowe, Dr. James MacLeod, Danielle Jostes and Holly Wiemers); and the National Agricultural Statistics Services (David Knopf, Barry Adams).