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

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Careers In Equine Industry 09

  1. 1. Careers in Equine Industry Kathy Anderson
  2. 2. Diversity   Agriculture   Business   Sport   Gaming   Entertainment   Recreation
  3. 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. 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. 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. 6. Horse Industry Trends THROUGH MEMBERSHIPS, REGISTRATIONS AND TRANSFERS
  7. 7. * Thoroughbred does not keep record of transfers
  8. 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. 9. Participation   119,000 service providers   702,000 employees   2 million family members & volunteers
  10. 10. Levels   34% horse owners income level below $50,000   28% annual income over $100,000   46% income between $25,000 - $75,000
  11. 11. Where are the horses?   70%horse owners in communities on 50,000 or less
  12. 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. 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. 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. 15. Flexibility is key to career success! Keep all options open!
  16. 16. Equine Careers   Full time   Supplementary/hobby
  17. 17. Traditional/Full Time  Horse Trainer  Instructor  Breeding manager   Needs   Business courses
  18. 18. Traditional/Full Time   Veterinarian
  19. 19. Supportive   Education   Feed companies   Extension   Pharmaceuticals   Retail
  20. 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. 21. Careers   Feed Industry or Pharmaceutical   BS   Advanced degree
  22. 22. Part time/supplemental   Breeder   Hobby   Competition
  23. 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. 24. Breeding
Farm
Manager/
 Production
&
Management/
Trainer
   Degree
with
courses
 in:
   Equine
Science
   Animal
Science
   Business
   Economics
   Communication
   Computer
science

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

  27. 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. 28. Equine
Related
:
Masters
in
 Business
Administration

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

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

  30. 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. 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. 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. 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. 34. Career’s   http://www.agcareers.com/
  35. 35. Important Horse web sites   http://www.horsecouncil.org/   http://www.unwantedhorsecoalition.org/   http://www.extension.org/horses
  36. 36. Keep your options open!

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