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Careers In Equine Industry 09

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Discover career opportunities in the horse industry. 2009. Kathy Anderson, University of Nebraska, Extension Horses Specialist

Discover career opportunities in the horse industry. 2009. Kathy Anderson, University of Nebraska, Extension Horses Specialist

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  • 1. Careers in Equine Industry Kathy Anderson
  • 2. Diversity   Agriculture   Business   Sport   Gaming   Entertainment   Recreation
  • 3. Scope 2005 study   9.2 million horses   Previous = 6.9   4.6 million Americans involved in industry   2 million horse owners   Previous = 1.6 million
  • 4. Impact and scope   $39 billion annual direct effect on U.S. economy   Total impact of $102 billion   Provides 460,000 full-time equivalent jobs   Horse industry pays $1.9 billion in taxes
  • 5. Horse numbers 2005 1989   Race 844,531 725,000   Showing 2,718,954 1,974,000   Recreation 3,906,923 2,970,000   Other 1,752,439 1,262,000 (farm, ranch, rodeo, police, polo, carriage)
  • 6. Horse Industry Trends THROUGH MEMBERSHIPS, REGISTRATIONS AND TRANSFERS
  • 7. * Thoroughbred does not keep record of transfers
  • 8. Participation   1 out of every 63 Americans involved in Horse industry  238,000 w/ breeding  481,000 competing  1.1 million other activities
  • 9. Participation   119,000 service providers   702,000 employees   2 million family members & volunteers
  • 10. Levels   34% horse owners income level below $50,000   28% annual income over $100,000   46% income between $25,000 - $75,000
  • 11. Where are the horses?   70%horse owners in communities on 50,000 or less
  • 12. Equine surveys   558,00 horses sold in U.S – 1998   Sales = $1.75 billion   Nebraska AQHA numbers -2006   88,485 horses – 8th   6,078 new registrations – 4th   Nebraska APHA numbers   12th total registered horses   15th new registrations
  • 13. USDA National Animal Health Monitoring System – Equine ’05 study   Equine Demographics  78.6% equine operations = 5 or fewer horses   39.6% of equines  3.7 % equine operations = 20 + horses   27.0 % of equines
  • 14. Economic Impact of Horse Event to community   200 horse   Exhibiting 2 days   1 day to move in   1 day to move out   Approximately $780,000 to community
  • 15. Flexibility is key to career success! Keep all options open!
  • 16. Equine Careers   Full time   Supplementary/hobby
  • 17. Traditional/Full Time  Horse Trainer  Instructor  Breeding manager   Needs   Business courses
  • 18. Traditional/Full Time   Veterinarian
  • 19. Supportive   Education   Feed companies   Extension   Pharmaceuticals   Retail
  • 20. Careers   Equine Education Extension   College   Assistant   2 year   BS   BS or MS   Educator   4 year   MS   MS or PhD   Needs   Equestrian Team coach   Judging Team coach   Equitation courses
  • 21. Careers   Feed Industry or Pharmaceutical   BS   Advanced degree
  • 22. Part time/supplemental   Breeder   Hobby   Competition
  • 23. Degree
type
options
   Equine
concentrated
degree?
   Equine
Science
Degree
   Animal
Science,
Equine
Option
   Courses
within
Animal
Science
Degree
   Supportive
equine
courses
   Various
majors
   Some
Equine
specific
courses

  • 24. Breeding
Farm
Manager/
 Production
&
Management/
Trainer
   Degree
with
courses
 in:
   Equine
Science
   Animal
Science
   Business
   Economics
   Communication
   Computer
science

  • 25. Equine
Production
and
 Management
Focus
Degree
   Extension
   Government
   Breed
Association
   Event
coordinator
   Youth
   Brand
inspector
   Event
coordinator
   Parks
inspector
   Public
relations
   Marketing
   Therapeutic
riding
   Auctions
 specialist
   Analyst
   Trainer/manager
   International
   Course
designer
   Insurance
   Equitation
instructor
   Education

  • 26. Equine‐related
Agribusiness
   Major
with
emphasis
in:
   Business
   Economics
   Computer
science
   Communications
   Animal
Science
and
general
education

  • 27. Equine-related Agribusiness   Drug and Pharmaceutical   AI organizations   Management   Feed companies   Sales   Public relations   Bloodstock companies   Computerized   Pedigree evaluation management systems   Buyers   Insurance   Technical service   Equine breed registries   Publications   Retail   Finance
  • 28. Equine
Related
:
Masters
in
 Business
Administration

   Course
preparation
 in
business
and
 economics
   Equine
and/or
 agriculture
related

  • 29. Equine
Related:
Masters
in
Business
 Administration
(MBA)
   Middle
and
upper
 management
 positions
in
 Agribusiness
   Law
School
   CPA
   IRS
auditor
for
horse
 farms

  • 30. Science
concentration
–
Pre‐ Veterinary
medicine
   B.S.
degree
   DVM
   Research
assistant
   Private
practice
   University,
company
   U.S.
Government
   Veterinary
Assistant
   Consulting
   Sales
   University
   Research
   Teaching
   Extension
   International

  • 31. Graduate School (M.S./Ph.D.)   B average with   Reproduction emphasis on science specialist related courses   AI, Embryo transfer   Research   Semen preservation   Teaching   Management systems   Extension   Computer   Nutritionist management   Stallion analyst
  • 32. Colorado
State
University
 Equine
Sciences
Program
   Job
Placement
   45%
   Ag
Business
–
equine
related
   20%
   Professional
Study
(MS,
PhD,
DVM,
MBA)
   20%
   Animal
Production
   5%
   Education
   10%
   Miscellaneous

  • 33. Internships   http://www.lazyeranch.net/site/index.asp   http://kemi.org/   http://www.babcockranch.com/   http://www.greenvalleyreining.com/   http://www.roodandriddle.com/   http://www.aqha.com/association/who/ openings.html   http://www.apha.com
  • 34. Career’s   http://www.agcareers.com/
  • 35. Important Horse web sites   http://www.horsecouncil.org/   http://www.unwantedhorsecoalition.org/   http://www.extension.org/horses
  • 36. Keep your options open!