3/13/13

 

Tennessee Walking Horse Numbers Reveal Slowing Downward Trend

 

Lewisburg, TN - According to recent breed trends data submitted by breed registries across the country and compiled by the Arabian Horse Association, a number of horse breeds in the United States, including the Tennessee Walking Horse, have experienced an across the board decline in memberships, transfers and registrations. Data submitted by the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ And Exhibitors’ Association (TWHBEA) reveals that, after an uptick in 2011, membership in the Association has decreased 13.8% from 10,048 in 2011 to 8,661 in 2012. After falling 15.63% in 2011, transfers steadied somewhat in 2012, only decreasing by 2.69% from 6,876 in 2011 to 6,691 in 2012. Down 14.84% in 2011, registrations continued to decrease in 2012 at a rate of 6.92%. In 2011 4,206 Tennessee Walking Horses were registered and in 2012 that number fell to 3,915. Other breeds that have shown an across the board decrease include Appaloosa, Arabian and Standardbred. Breeds that have shown growth over the past year include the Saddlebred, which saw growth in memberships, the Pinto and Quarter Horse, which each saw more horses transferred,and the Morgan and Half Arabian, which each boasted increases in both transfers and registrations.

 

Membership

Breed

Increase/Decrease

Saddlebred

3.69% Increase

Morgan

0.50% Decrease

Quarter Horse

1.24% Decrease

Pinto

3.17% Decrease

Standardbred

3.57% Decrease

Appaloosa

4.74% Decrease

Arabian

6.48% Decrease

Paint

8.93% Decrease

Tennessee Walking Horse

13.80% Decresase

 

 

Transfers

Breed

Increase/Decrease

Half Arabian

7.17% Increase

Pinto

6.68% Increase

Morgan

4.07%Increase

Quarter Horse

0.27% Increase

Saddlebred

1.59% Decrease

Standardbred

2.44% Decrease

Tennessee Walking Horse

2.69% Decrease

Appaloosa

6.38% Decrease

Arabian

6.85% Decrease

Paint

11.35% Decrease

Paso Fino

13.88% Decrease

 

 

Registrations

Breed

Increase/Decrease

Morgan

19.72% Increase

Half Arabian

0.95% Increase

Saddlebred

2.90% Decrease

Tennessee Walking Horse

6.92% Decrease

Arabian

7.19% Decrease

Standardbred

7.58% Decrease

Quarter Horse

7.77% Decrease

Paint

8.95% Decrease

Appaloosa

13.65% Decrease

Paso Fino

22.56% Decrease

 

 


 

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