KEEP and the University of Louisville Equine Industry Program have collaborated to survey Kentucky’s horse industry and community on the effects of COVID-19 in order to inform policy makers and industry stakeholders of the impacts of the pandemic on Kentucky’s signature industry. We need your help to understand the unique challenges the pandemic has created for the horse industry and community.
Kentucky’s horse industry consists of 35,000 individual operations. These businesses provide nearly 80,000 jobs and have a $3.4 billion economic impact on the state. It is critically important that employers across the industry participate in the survey in order to provide an accurate depiction of the effects of COVID-19 and the governmental responses to the pandemic.
The data and narrative gathered from the survey will be shared with lawmakers in Frankfort and Washington to help develop policies and assistance that meet the needs of our industry and community. We encourage you to not hold back and to be open about the impact that the pandemic has had on your business so that we have an accurate depiction of the current state of the industry. The published results of the survey will not identify the survey participants.
To complete the survey, click here