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King's Equestrian Industry

The Equestrian Industry continues to experience steady growth for a number of reasons including, but not limited to:

  • Increased marketing

  • Successful performance of Canadian riders and hourses in international competition

  • Recognition of the health benefits of riding

  • Participation in a variety of economic sectors including Agriculture, Recreation, Tourism

  • Positive impact on local economy in related business

The Product

  • King is located in one of the most active Equestrian areas in North America.

  • King is known for its Olympic caliber athletes, both riders and horses of world class stature.

  • King is a significant factor in York Region's statistic of having the largest number of horses per acre in Ontario

  • King is more active in hunter/jumper and racing disciplines

Equestrian Facts in York Region

  • 2500 residents own more than 20,000 horses on 1,400 properties covering more than 100,000 acres

  • most active equestrian area in North America

  • champions of world class stature

  • largest per capita ratio in Ontario

  • 77% of participants compete annually

  • 82% involved in Hunter Jumper, Dressage, Eventing, Endurance Riding and Driving

  • Total investment in horses 67 million

King Township Business Times pg. 4