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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Horse Industry Impact Study to be Released

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  • The Oklahoma Equine Alliance will be releasing a comprehensive study on the economic impact of the horse industry in the State of Oklahoma on November 19th at 2:00 p.m. This study that was completed in 2013 and commissioned by members of the Oklahoma Equine Alliance will highlight how Oklahoma has benefited from the growth and expansion of the horse industry in the state.
     
    Oklahoma is well known for its top caliber horses as well as its top tier facilities. Oklahoma is known as the “horse show capital” of the world, is home to over a thousand rodeo events and hosts the top race meets for Quarter Horses in the United States. This 2013 study provides economic impact data, job creation numbers and total tax revenue increases from the horse industry as compared to the previous study completed in 2005.
     
    “There is no doubt that the equine industry is a significant economic driver within our Oklahoma economy”, said Secretary of Agriculture, Jim Reese. “We want to continue to support our equine events and participants as they create opportunity here in our state.”
     
    The full details of the study will be released on November 19, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Governor’s Large Conference Room at the State Capitol. Those in attendance during the announcement will be Secretary of Agriculture Jim Reese as well as the members of the Oklahoma Equine Alliance and several top executives from all horse breed associations. The event will be open to the media.
     
    For additional information and copies of the study contact Blayne Arthur at(405) 522-6105 or blayne.arthur@ag.ok.gov.
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