Saddling up: Increased disposable incomes will boost spending on race and recreational horses

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
Annual Growth

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Profit has inched back up but is still below precessionary levels
  • A decline in profit has contracted the number of horse farms and ranch locations
  • Growth in disposable income and participation in equestrian sports will stimulate demand
  • Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Horse and Other Equine Production industry has grown moderately over the five years to 2016; the recession negatively impacted revenue prior to the current five-year period and its lasting effects resulted in significant revenue losses in 2012. While the industry has grown since 2012, it is not expected to recover to prerecessionary levels. Revenue is anticipated to remain stagnant over the five years to 2016. The trend is mainly attributed to the drop in big-ticket purchases in 2012, but the industry has also been negatively affected by less participation overall in horse-racing activities.

    Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Entry into the Horse and Other Equine Production industry is fairly unrestricted, but requires a large capital investment. The 2012 Agricultural Census (latest data available) revealed that the average horse and other equine farm occupied land and buildings worth $404,393 and employed plant and machinery valued at $42,075. Those figures represent increases of 14.1% and 2.1%, respectively, over 2007 figures. In addition to land and buildings, farms must be able to pay for feed, veterinary services, cleaning services and other items necessary for maintaining a healthy animal. If potential operators cannot afford these investments, they will not be able to enter the industry.

    Additional Insights for the Horse & Other Equine Production Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Horse & Other Equine Production Industry are

  • Locating close to key suppliers
  • Locating close to key markets
  • Production of premium horses
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from racing and individual sports and Per capita disposable income in the Horse & Other Equine Production industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Horse & Other Equine Production Industry?

    Establishments in this industry breed and raise horses, mules, donkeys and other equines (mammals belonging to the Equidae family) for transportation, racing events, rodeo competitions and other recreational sports. These establishments are commonly referred to as ranches, farms or studs.

    Industry Products
    Other horses and equines
    Recreational Horses
    Show horses
    Industry Activities
    Producing and raising burros
    Producing and raising donkeys
    Producing and raising horses
    Producing and raising mules
    Producing and raising ponies

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from racing and individual sports
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Consumer Confidence Index
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Price of feed

  • Current Performance
  • Thoroughbred racing and breeding
  • Profit and industry participation
  • International trade
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Turnaround in horse racing
  • Profit expansion
  • Trade conditions
  • Table: Horse & Other Equine Production Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Horse & Other Equine Production Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
  • Cattle & Hog Wholesaling
  • Racing & Individual Sports

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
  • Corn, Wheat & Soybean Wholesaling
  • Farm Supplies Wholesaling
  • Farm, Lawn & Garden Equipment Wholesaling
  • Livestock Production Support Services
  • Tractors & Agricultural Machinery Manufacturing
  • Veterinary Services

  • Products & Services
  • Recreational Horses
  • Show horses
  • Other horses and equines
  • Racehorses
  • Chart: Horse & Other Equine Production Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Racehorse demand
  • Export demand
  • Breeding demand
  • Other equine demand

  • Major Markets
  • Domestic racing
  • Exports
  • Showing
  • Other
  • Recreation
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Horse & Other Equine Production Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Horse & Other Equine Production

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Horse & Other Equine Production Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Horse & Other Equine Production Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Horse & Other Equine Production Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Per Capita Disposable Income (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Environmental Quality Incentives Program
  • A federal government program where farmers can obtain access to funding, advice and education services for addressing resource issues.
  • Equine
  • An animal of the Equidae family, or horse family.
  • Foal
  • A baby horse or equine
  • Horsetrak
  • A proprietary software technology that monitors and records a horse's health.
  • Stud
  • An establishment or farm where horses are kept for breeding or a group of broodmares and stallions kept for breeding.
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