The horse industry is growing exponentially nationwide.  Horse owners have contributed to Connecticut's economy since the first colonists settled this area.  For the last few years, researchers at the University of Connecticut have been engaged in systematically analyzing the state's horse industry in order to provide information to horse owners, horse businesses, and policy makers on demographic and economic characteristics of horse ownership in Connecticut.  The project has involved interdisciplinary collaboration between economists and an animal scientist.

This web page presents some of the available outcomes of our research.  These include a brochure and a report that shares the results of the first horse survey to be conducted in Connecticut.

We hope that our efforts will not only provide information to those interested in learning more about the unique characteristics of Connecticut's horse industry, but will also encourage further study of this important area.

Financial support of our research was provided by the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources at the University of Connecticut.
Horses In Connecticut

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Connecticut Horsepower
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For more information you can contact:

Farhed A. Shah

Associate Professor

Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics
University of Connecticut
1376 Storrs Road,
Storrs, CT 06269-4021

Dr. Jenifer Nadeau

Assistant Professor
Equine Extension Specialist

Department of Animal Science
University of Connecticut
3636 Horsebarn Rd. Ext. U-4040
Storrs, CT 06269-4040
College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources | Agricultural & Resource Economics | Animal Science | Equine Program