Thursday, February 10, 2011

Latest Figures Released from the Frederick County Equine Census

Frederick County Leads in Total Number of Equine Related Acres

The latest figures from the 2010 Maryland Equine Census show the significant value and size of the equine industry in state. “The results of the 2010 Maryland Equine Census help illustrate growing trends throughout industry, both at the County and State-level,” said Barbara Rater, State Director of USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, Maryland Field Office in Annapolis. “It shows the economic scope and importance of the industry in Maryland.” Frederick County leads the state with 21,400 acres dedicated to equine related activities.

Although the number of equine places decreased 21% in the State from 2002 to 2010, Frederick County ranked number two in the number of equine places (1,600). Frederick also ranked number two in total equine inventory owned (6,000).

For more information about the Census and to view the presentation to the Maryland Horse Industry Board, please visit