More than 10 years ago, the Indiana Equine Economic Impact Study was first performed to help state lawmakers, equine-related businesses and potential participants in breeding programs understand how much the horse racing industry impacts the state of Indiana. At that time, it was determined that the equine industry had a positive effect on the state’s economy of $973,000,000 and touched all 92 counties in the state. This year, alongside Purdue University, the horsemen’s groups and the Indiana Horse Racing Commission are distributing the survery again, and the Indiana Thoroughbred Alliance is helping to get the word out.
What is the Indiana Economic Impact Study? The Equine Economic Impact Study is a survey that is sent out to study the effects the equine industry in Indiana has the states economy.
Who receives the survey? All participants that are involved in the equine industry in the state of Indiana. This includes breeders, owners, trainers, drivers, jockeys, grooms, veterinarians, track management, and members of all breed associations.
How do I prepare for completing the survey? This survey will likely take approximately 2021 financial records accessible for that section. If your operation involves managing partners, please ensure they complete this survey.
Will my personal information be shared? No. All responses are anonymous.
What is the information or results used for and why is it important? As a thriving industry in Indiana, the results of the study become a true report card for the industry. More importantly the study becomes a useful tool that all breed associations, the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, and track owners will rely on to continue to seek support for the equine industry.
You can fill out the survey online: https://purdue.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0iahkknct8iA4IK
You will have until August 15, 2022 to complete and submit your survey.