The Florida Horse Industry
Floridas highly diverse horse industry supports a variety of activities throughout the state. It combines the primarily rural activities of breeding, raising and training horses with the more urban activities of operating racetracks, off-track betting parlors, horse shows, polo, rodeos and other equine recreational pursuits. There are nearly 300,000 horses in Florida, with more than 70 percent involved in showing and recreation. Ocala/Marion County has more horses than any other county in the nation. Florida provides an outstanding agriculture and business climate for breeding and training horses.
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