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The Equine Impact: The Economic Power of the Horse Community, by Polly Hearn and Peggy Hunnicutt, 1991

 Item — Small Collection Box: 5, Envelope: 9
Identifier: Series-224

Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a report published by Hearn Planning Consultants on the results of a study conducted by the Jefferson County Horsemen's Association (JCHA). The Association elected to conduct a survey of its members in order to learn what activities and needs they had in common and also to document the impact of the horse owner on the economy of Jefferson County, Colorado. The report contains survey responses and analysis; illustrates the equestrian community and the horsemen themselves; shows the impact of horse owner spending in the county; outlines the role of equestrian clubs and associations; and shows how a special interest group can make its voice heard in the government and land planning process. The study commemorated the 25th Anniversary of the Jefferson County Horsemen's Association in 1992. (32 pp.)


  • Publication: 1991


Conditions Governing Access

Archives collection material is non-circulating, requires staff retrieval and is available for use by appointment in the reading room.


0.10 Cubic Feet (1 photocopy of report, loose pages in small collection envelope)

Language of Materials



From the report: In 1991, the Jefferson County Horsemen's Association determined that there was a need for its members to have access to information which, even if less than encompassing, would provide some guidelines to businesses and regional planners when addressing issues tied to equestrian interests. Consequently, the information contained in this survey serves a two-fold purpose. First, because equestrian interests vary so widely, it attempts to define the activities horse owners have in common. Commonalities provide a basis for ground information, policy making, and process and plan development. Second, the survey sets forth a framework for analyzing the impacts the horse community has on the economy of Jefferson County, Colorado.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Copy of report "The Equine Impact" sent from Marge McDonnell in the BCC Office in 2015. No Transfer Memo created.

Existence and Location of Originals

One original copy of the report can be found in the office of the Board of County Commissioners.

Materials Specific Details

Unbound photocopy only.

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Repository Details

Part of the Jefferson County Archives Repository

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