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  • Organizations currently spend $56.8 billion annually on employer sponsored training, $7 billion of which is spent on seminars and conferences. This represents a 59% increase over the last three years.
  • Outward Bound, the pioneer of outdoor experiential training, exists in over forty schools around the world.
  • There are over 9 million entries on leadership on Amazon.com
  • There are over 10 million horses in the United States
    • 725,000 are in racing
    • 1,974,000 are used in showing
    • 2,970,000 are used in recreation
    • 1,262,800 are used in other activities such as farm, ranch, police work, etc.

Financial Information about the Horse Industry

  • The horse industry produces goods and services of $25.3 billion and impacts the U.S. gross domestic product by $112.1 billion. Racing, showing, and recreation each contribute more than 25% to the total goods and services.
  • The industry's contribution is greater than the motion picture services, railroad transportation, furniture and fixtures manufacturing and tobacco product manufacturing industries. It is only slightly smaller than the apparel and other textile products manufacturing industry.
  • The industry pays a total of $1.9 billion in taxes to federal, state and local governments.

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