of equal importance, suppliers of horse-related goods and services for those core activities.
Activities forming the core part of the industry range from professional
through to leisure. In between lie many semi-professional riders, and participants whose interest is split between earning
a living and pure leisure activity.
The industry core caters directly for the needs of consumers. The
activities geared toward professional riders include commercial breeders, affiliated sports, trainers and racing. The leisure-orientated
activities include the provision of riding lessons and hacking, unaffiliated sports and tourist attractions.
The other part of the industry is made up of organisations that
supply goods and services to the core. Examples include farriery, feed, equine medicine, livery yards, racecourses, tack,
training and feed supply.
Below is a diagram showing how the various parts of the industry
relate to each other.