THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF EQUESTRIAN ACTIVITIES IN SONOMA COUNTY

The equine industry generates $613 million annually for Sonoma County businesses, supports over 7,700 jobs, and provides almost $12 million in annual local tax revenues for Sonoma County governments from direct spending on equine ownership totaling $464 million. There are ripple effects on Sonoma County that add to the equine industry’s local economic footprint.

This report summarizes information from a recent study of the economic impact of the equine industry on Sonoma County’s economy. Based on data from Sonoma County equine veterinarians, approximately 26,217 horses lived in Sonoma County in 2013. A survey conducted between November 2013 and March 2014 provided primary data on equine businesses and ownership. Additional information on spending by horse owners was also gathered from local businesses and equestrian operations. The resulting conglomerate data demonstrated that for every horse in Sonoma County, businesses earn $23,386 annually and for every 34 horses, 10 jobs are annually supported. Supporting a job means that the spending done by horse owners and allied businesses creates income for other businesses that allows them to retain their workers.

Posted: 10/13/2017

 

Trailering Maneuvering Laboratory Course

OCt 27th, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm

The Laboratory is primarily for people who attended the April 2017 or April 2018 Horse Council sponsored Lecture and Lab session and who wish to gain more driving experience under the instruction of Leonard Iniguez. As with the previous lab, the goal is to be a safer, more conscientious and confident driver when pulling and maneuvering your trailer (rig)

Instructor: Leonard Iniquez.

 
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