About National Day Of The Horse
In 2004, Congress (Senate Res. 452) designated December 13th as National Day of the Horse, and has been celebrated each year since.
The day was established to encourage U.S. citizens to be mindful of the contribution of horses to the economy, history, and character of the United States.
According to the American Horse Council
- There are 9.2 million horses in the United States.
- 4.6 million Americans are involved in the industry as horse owners, service providers, employees and volunteers.
- 2 million people own horses.
- The horse industry has a direct economic effect on the U.S.of $39 billion annually.
- The industry has a $102 billion impact on the U.S.economy when the multiplier effect of spending by industry suppliers and employees is taken into account.
- The industry directly provides 460,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs.