- There are 126,000 horses in Mississippi
- The total economic impact that the equine industry has annually in Mississippi is $1.15 billion
- The equine industry creates over 39,000 jobs
- There are 72 public horse arenas
The Mississippi horse industry plays a significant role in the state’s economy and is a growing segment of Mississippi agriculture. The horse population in Mississippi has been recently estimated at 126,000 with an investment of $890 million in horse inventory and operations. The Mississippi’s horse industry provides about 39,500 jobs. Mississippi has some of the best public equine facilities in the United States, which hosts horse shows and equine activities that bring many people from surrounding states to Mississippi every year.