The new equine economy in the 21st century - Book cover. © Wageningen Academic Publishers

The new equine economy in the 21st century

The new equine economy in the 21st century is a book of abstracts of the 64th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science. The 20 chapters focus on new or developing sectors of the equine economy through sections devoted to impact studies, economic opportunities, socio-economic challenges, social economy, governance issues, sustainable development, the case of horse meat and national reports about the horse in the national economies. Each chapter provides a glimpse of where the equine economy may go in the 21st Century, based upon the research of experts in their field

Updated on 02/02/2016
Published on 02/01/2016

From the time they became domesticated, horses have fulfilled roles imposed by human societies. Changing economies, societies and technologies have transformed the predominant roles held by horses in human life. They are now overwhelmingly employed in improving the quality of human life. Across Europe the status of the horse is evolving as ridership grows, and these changes create new economic opportunities for equine and rural enterprises.

The 20 chapters focus on new or developing sectors of the equine economy through sections devoted to impact studies, economic opportunities, socio-economic challenges, social economy, governance issues, sustainable development, the case of horse meat and national reports about the horse in the national economies. The topics range from equine tourism, alternative medicine for competition horses, and the use of social media, through to what may be the most complete guide to the scientific production of horse meat to be published so far.

Each chapter provides a glimpse of where the equine economy may go in the 21st Century, based upon the research of experts in their field. No one can predict the future, but the authors give us insight into some of the cutting edge trends which are shaping the nature of the equine world and producing the New Equine Economy of the 21st Century.

Contact(s)
Associated Centre(s):
Paris (head office), Montpellier, Jouy-en-Josas

REFERENCE

About the editors

Dr. Céline Vial is a researcher in economics of IFCE (French Institute for Horse and Riding). IFCE is a public administered institution which supports the development of equine activities. Céline Vial operates at INRA (National Institute for Agricultural Research). She is localized in France, at the INRA of Montpellier, in the MOISA Unit (Markets, Organizations, Institutions and Operators’ Strategies). She also manages the working-group in socio-economy of the horse commission of EAAP (European Federation of Animal Science). Céline Vial holds a Ph.D. in economics about ‘An economic analysis of open air leisure and of its territorial implications’: the organization of ‘amateur’ Equidae owners between domestic. Her research focuses on the economics of the horse industry. In the current context of the development of equestrian activities, her work aims at analyzing the organization of equestrian activities and their impact on rural development. The research program on which she has been working since 2006 is named ‘horse and territory’.

Dr. Rhys Evans is an Associate Professor of Rural Development at the Norwegian University College of Agriculture and Rural Development (wwwhlb.no). A human geographer, he has been researching and publishing on human horse relations since 2008. His previous publications include chapters on Nordic Native Breed horses, Equine Tourism, horses as economic development resources, and several explorations of the nature of the human horse relationship itself. With Sylvine Chevalier-Pickel, he is the co-editor of the first book on International Horse Tourism, published in 2015. He is a Vice President of the EAAP Horse Commission and co-convenor of their Socio-Economic Working Group. Additionally, he is the co-founder and Convenor of the Equine Research Network – an international network of over 150 researchers who focus upon Human Horse Relations.

Reference

Evans, R., Vial, C. (2013). . The new equine economy: growth in new sectors and activities in the 21st Century. In: Book of Abstracts of the 64th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science (p. 246). Annual Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production, 64. Presented at 64. Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP), Nantes, FRA (2013-08-26 - 2013-08-30). Wageningen, NLD : Wageningen Academic Publishers.

The new equine economy in the 21st century, EAAP Scientific Series , Volume 136

Published: 2015  Pages: 264

eISBN: 978-90-8686-824-7 | ISBN: 978-90-8686-279-5

Order the book from Wageningen Academic Publishers

Read More

Cover Advances in Animal Sciences Volume 4 / Supplement s2 / October 2013. © Cambridge University Press
© Cambridge University Press

The French Horse Industry: Scenarios 2030

Advances in Animal Sciences - Volume  4  - Special Issue s2 ()

Table of contents