The Georgia equine industry is a healthy and growing segment of the state's economy. There are more than 74,000 horses in Georgia today, and the breeding and care of these horses has an economic impact of more than $750 million dollars each year. UGA Extension provides resources to help further Georgia's growing reputation in horse production.

While Georgia isn't one of the top ten horse producing states in terms of sheer numbers, the quality of Georgia's horses and horse facilities has received national recognition. Over the years, many well-established trainers have moved their operations to Georgia, taking advantage of the temperate climate.

The most common breeds include Quarter Horses, Tennessee Walkers, Paints, American Saddles and Appaloosas.


Our Programs and Services

Websites

UGA-affiliated sites

Impact Statements: Equine Descriptions of Extension efforts to improve knowledge and practices in this area.

UGA Animal and Dairy Science Horses Programs Provides information pertaining to equine education and breeding and sales, as well as horse-related newsletter articles and contact information.

UGA Department of Animal and Dairy ScienceLearn more about the animal and dairy science department at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

External sites

Equine Commodity Commission State advisory commission for equine-related issues.

Georgia Equine Rescue League GERL was founded out of concern for the growing number of starved, abused, and neglected equine in Georgia. This site provides program information, upcoming events, newsletters, links, contact information, and membership information.

Georgia Horse Council Features news, membership information, upcoming events, Drill Team information, boarding information, and contacts.

Georgia International Horse Park Information about facilities, upcoming events, tours, and event planning.


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Top Counties
County Name Value
Carroll $13,091,100
Cherokee 12,553,500
Thomas 11,630,000
Morgan 10,960,000
Jasper 10,730,000
Henry 8,725,000
Rockdale 7,419,000
Forsyth 7,350,000
Bulloch 6,990,000
Dougherty 6,530,000
State Total: $280,366,400

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