PENNSYLVANIA

Basic facts about Pennsylvania's equine industry: Table1. Basic facts about Pennsylvania's equine industry
  • Number of Horses 215,693
  • Number of Operations 31,000
  • Employment (number of jobs) 20,300
  • Value of PA's Horses $1.3 billion
  • Related Assets/Investments $8.27 billion
  • Expenses $746 million
  • Employment Compensation, Wages and Benefits Paid $ 615.1 million
Source: http://pubs.cas.psu.edu/freepubs/pdfs/ud014.pdf    

VIRGINIA

Purchases and Upkeep
  • Feed and bedding $116,019
  • Equipment purchases $97,925
  • Horse purchases $72,831
  • Veterinarian/health $69,519,
  • Boarding 108 $211
  • Training fees $44,546
  • Farrier services $40,906
  • Maintenance repair expenses $41,272
  • Tack $16,174
  Horse Related Activities  
  • Travel and lodging $23,167
  • Professional fees $4,536,664
  Labor and Capital Improvements
  • Capital improvements $87,149
  • Paid labor $71,889
  • Total $872,993

Source: National Agricultural Statistics Service (2008) and deflators from IMPLAN
http://www.vhib.org/documents/Va-Horse-Industry-Board-Equine-Economic-Impact%20Study.pdf  

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