Surveys

Survey looks at recreational horse ownership on the Mornington Peninsula

The current level of recreational horse ownership on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria is estimated to be around 5500 people who collectively own over 13,000 horses. Read more

Research shines light on horse numbers and welfare in Victoria

Melbourne researcher Lauren Hemsworth investigated how a horse owner’s attitude and knowledge affected the welfare of their horses. The data shines a light on the number of both recreational horse owners in Victoria and the number of horses themselves, in addition to a variety of data on horse owner attitudes, care provided and time spent with their animals. Read more

Horse activities make a huge contribution to the economy 2014/2015 survey

A new survey of 3,054 horse people showed that this group alone estimated that they spent a total of $40.2 million each year on their horse activities. Read more about the 2014/2015 Horse Industry Survey

AHIC Equine influenza follow-up Economic Impact Study

Survey looking at the economic impact of Equine Influenza on individuals, businesses, communities and associations. Download the AHIC Equine influenza follow-up Economic Impact Study pdf

AHIC Future Disease Control Report

Over the period of the Equine Influenza outbreak in Australia, the Australian Horse Industry Council had conducted a number of internet based research projects and received substantial feedback from the horse industry on issues surrounding EADRA and the CSA. This research project was commissioned to test the support for the ideas and suggestions presented to the Australian Horse Industry Council on these subjects. Download the AHIC Future Disease Control Report pdf

ISAE 2009 Horse Project Abstract

This preliminary study, part of a larger project examining the welfare of recreational horses in Victoria, Australia, examined the prevalence of recreational horse ownership and collected details regarding recreational horse ownership, focusing particularly on owner attributes and the beliefs underlying this ownership. Download the ISAE 2009 Horse Project Abstract pdf

RIRDC Evaluation of the options for a Horse Research Development & Extension Levy

This report sets out what the horse industry will have to consider in developing a statutory R,D&E levy proposal. It canvasses the segments of the horse industry that a levy might include and the form that a levy might take. It outlines the issues that will need to be considered by the industry, the consultation process that will be needed, and provides a basis for industry leaders to begin the consultation process with industry and the potential levy payers. Download the RIRDC Evaluation of the options for a Horse Research Development & Extension Levy pdf

Size & Scope of the Horse Industry and how it affects Disease Management

This study looked into the size and scope of the horse industry in terms of the number of horses, people and events in Australia as a whole, and within each state. The information collected has been used to discuss the issues of infectious disease control in horses. Download the Size & Scope of the Horse Industry and how it affects Disease Management pdf

The Horse Industry contributing to the Australian Economy (2001)

The horse industry has made enormous progress over the last five years in coming together to address industry wide issues and encourage cooperation. The RIRDC Horse Program has been a catalyst for much of this activity. In early 2000 Mr Martin O’Connor, the then president of the Australian Horse Industry Council, sought to commission a large study to estimate the economic contribution of the horse industry. Download the The Horse Industry contributing to the Australian Economy (2001) pdf

UWS Human Impacts of EI

This report provides a summary of the data collected in the survey, with minimal description, breakdown by subgroups, or statistical analysis. It is intended to inform those with an interest in the human impacts of equine influenza. Further information or analysis is available on request, and the authors welcome comment. Download the UWS Human Impacts of EI pdf

 

Survey into eating habits of Australian horses

A landmark survey by a Charles Sturt University (CSU) Bachelor of Science (Honours) student aims to shed light ...

Equestrian community impact

A community impact study has revealed that Equestrian sport contributes more than $1.14 BILLION to the ...

Survey looks at recreational horse ownership on the Mornington Peninsula

The current level of recreational horse ownership on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria is estimated to be ...

Research shines light on horse numbers and welfare in Victoria

The welfare of recreational horses in Victoria has become an increasingly important issue, as shown by some of ...

Results now online for Australian Horse Welfare Wellbeing Survey

In 2012 and 2013, the Australian Horse Industry Council surveyed a total of 505 Australian horse owners about ...

Health risks for horses during long haul transport

A group of Australian and International researchers have undertaken a study looking at transport related ...

Finding out more about insurance for horse owners

The Australian Horse Industry Council (AHIC) represents the horse industry. From large member based ...

Survey looks at use of joint medications by owners of performance horses in Australia

CSU Masters student Sharon Carroll (BappSc Equine) is currently conducting research into the use of joint ...

Vaccination Practice Survey

Bachelor of Equine Studies student at Melbourne Polytechnic, Maria Correa, is currently undertaking a survey ...

Research survey regarding weaning methods

Research Masters student Catherine Williams at Plymouth University (Duchy College) UK is currently researching ...