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Tipp City Horse Trails
were developed in
cooperation and with
volunteer assistance by:


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119,100 horses
  - Fastest growth by livestock type in Miami County
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$628M total economic impact = 9,800 jobs
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$385M direct economic impact = 2,100 jobs

Big business, and here’s why ... for an individual:

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Initial Start up Cost is $63K
  - Horse $5K
  - Equipment $3K
  - Trailer $20K
  - Truck $35K
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Maintenance Cost is $4K/per annum

Expanded recreational use for residents/local community:
 
   
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Multi-use trails: hikers, bird watchers and horseback
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A natural recreation and attraction in combination with bike trails
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Bird watchers on horseback; most wildlife are not disturbed by horseback riders (horses are recognized as prey animals by wildlife, even with riders on their back; recognized by the cadence sound of a four-footed hoofed prey)

Sources:
1 Source: The American Horse Council1
2 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agritourism
3 http://www.americantrails.org/resources/planning/RBellPlan.html
4 Deloitte, American Horse Council Foundation,The Economic Impact of the Ohio Horse Industry, 2005
http://www.forwardstride.org/benefits.html