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Study says Maryland horse industry is rebounding, 'still healing'

Study says Maryland horse industry is rebounding, 'still healing'

Maryland's horse industry hasn't recovered fully from years of decline but has regained its footing and is generating more than $1 billion a year — 23 percent more than in 2010, a study released Monday found.

The study, conducted by the Sage Policy Group, said the industry's nascent rebound appears to be accelerating.

"The last five years have represented a stark contrast from the prior three decades when Maryland's horse industry was in decline," said the study, paid for by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association and a dozen other industry partners.

The study, released at Goucher College — which is building a new equestrian facility that soon...

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