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Equestrian Equipment Market

Equestrian Equipment Market

Equestrian Equipment Market Share & Trends Analysis, By Product Type (Equine Equipment, Rider Equipment), By Buyer Type (Individual, Institutional, Others), By Sales Channel (Specialty Stores, Others), By Sports Type (Individual Sports, Others), & By Region Forecast, 2018-2028

Equestrian Equipment Market

Key Findings

Connected Equestrian Equipment to Provide a Significant Growth Impetus

New technologies in the equine space are being introduced that enable accurate measurements and recording of horse health that can be used by trainers. Smart equestrian equipment for the sport dedicated toward horse performance and care has largely impacted the market.

Enthusiasts and professionals alike are inclined toward the use of advanced novelties in the equestrian equipment space that provide metrics that are used to improve training methods. For instance, the advanced synchronicity system displayed at BETA (British Equestrian Trade Association) enables assessment using sensors in reins that can measure riders' contact with reins at every instant.

Likewise, and advanced connected equipment that measures and records horizontal and vertical jump height, breathing rate, calories burned, minimum and average speeds, and overall horse health.

The information can be streamed using a mobile application, with a feature of continuous run-time monitoring and analysis. Advanced equestrian equipment can be used by coaches to provide accurate assessment and correct imbalances in both the rider and the horse. This aspect is likely to influence demand for technologically advanced equestrian equipment in the forthcoming years

Participation of Over 16 Million Individuals to Spur Equestrian Equipment Sales

Sales of equestrian equipment are largely influenced by the increasing investment of individuals in recreational sporting activity. The fast-paced lifestyle of individuals has triggered the rising participation of people in several recreational activities and equestrian sporting is no exception.

Equestrian sporting has gained significant traction in the past few years marked by the increasing participation of people on the global front. For instance, according to the American Horse Council, more than 2 million people from the United States alone are engaged in the sport on an annual basis and the number is likely to increase in the coming years.

Equine Business Association estimates that more than 16 million individuals worldwide are expected to participate in the sport. This factor is expected to pave potential growth pathways for equestrian equipment manufacturers, in turn impacting the market in the coming years.

Significant Increase in Sales of Equestrian Equipment on the Back of Bourgeoning Equestrian Clubs

Realizing the growing preference for equestrian sport, the number of equestrian clubs across the globe is increasing at a high rate. According to FEI (Federation for Equestrian Sports), the equestrian club's sector has witnessed an upswing with developing countries at the forefront, particularly China.

FEI estimates that a number of clubs in developing countries have reflected an increase of six to seven percent in 2017 and the rate is likely to continue in the following years. This aspect is expected to complement the growth of the equestrian equipment market throughout the period of forecast.

Championships Creating Significant Avenues for Equestrian Equipment Manufacturers

Various regulatory bodies are focused on promoting equestrian sports by initiating championships across countries worldwide in a bid to enhance customer awareness. Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) organizes world championships every four years. Likewise, USEA (United States Eventing Association) conducts AEC (American Eventing Championships) for equestrian sport in the U.S.

These sporting events and championships are paving potential avenues for equestrian equipment manufacturers who can promote their products across a huge customer base under one roof.

 Moreover, equestrian equipment demand is also influenced by growing horse fairs. Chinese Equestrian Industry of China is planning to conduct CHF (China Horse Fair) in October 2018. These activities are expected to contribute to the overall growth of the equestrian equipment market during the assessment period.

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Media Impact on Enthusiasts to Fuel Equestrian Equipment Demand

Broadcasting of horse races using networks such as live racing, horse racing radio network,s, etc., are likely to enhance interests among young enthusiasts, in turn pushing their participation in equestrian sports. This aspect continues to boost the demand for equestrian equipment with enthusiasts inclined toward purchasing advanced equestrian equipment.

Moreover, apart from broadcasting horse races, media has indirectly supported the growth of the equestrian equipment market by creating a platform for the sport using TV shows and films.

This has influenced the participation of equestrian enthusiasts in clubs across the globe. In addition, films such as The Cup, Shannon’s Rainbow, and Let It Ride are creating a significant impact on the youth worldwide. This has boosted the participation of youngsters in the sport, consequently creating momentous demand for equestrian equipment.

Competitive Landscape

The report on the equestrian equipment market includes a detailed assessment of key manufacturers and suppliers of equestrian equipment across the globe. The section on competitive landscape provides insights on various developments, strategies, and product portfolios of major companies operating in the equestrian equipment market. 

The equestrian equipment market report has profiled companies including but not limited to Ariat International, Dainese S.p.A, Cavallo GmbH, and HKM Sports Equipment GmbH.

Companies in the equestrian equipment market are collaborating with equestrian non-profit organizations in a bid to promote their equestrian equipment in championships and local tournaments. Equestrian equipment manufacturing companies are also sponsoring events to enhance their visibility and obtain goodwill.

For instance, Ariat International – a leader in innovative equestrian equipment – has extended its partnership with USEF (US Equestrian Federation) in 2018. The company would be the official equestrian apparel and footwear partner of the federation supplying athletes with equestrian equipment in team competitions. Ariat International has sponsored Champion Scholarship Recipients in 2018, according to EQUUS Foundation. This move has considerably enhanced the goodwill and visibility of the brand.

The cross-industry takeover has been witnessed in the equestrian equipment marketplace. On September 1, 2018, Agrihealth – a player involved in the distribution of veterinary and equipment products – announced the acquisition of Mackey Equestrian, an equestrian equipment distributor in Ireland.

 This strategic cross-industry and domain takeover can complement the existing business portfolio of Agrihealth, strengthening its footprint in the equestrian equipment marketplace in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and beyond.

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Equestrian equipment is used in equestrian sporting activities, specifically manufactured for riders and equine. Various equestrian equipment such as saddle pads, horseshoes and protection boots, riding boots, helmets, and protective vests are available.

The material used in manufacturing equestrian equipment includes leather, aluminum, fabric, and steel. Equestrian equipment is used across various equestrian sporting categories such as horse trails, recreational horse riding, and jumping sports.

About the Report

The report on the equestrian equipment market provides an in-depth assessment of the overall equestrian equipment market across key regions worldwide. The report includes key analysis from the equestrian equipment demand and sales perspective, revealing key revenue pockets across the globe.

The report on equestrian equipment provides vital insights on major product types and their sales intelligence across various consumer segments. The equestrian equipment market report includes historical data analysis, current equestrian equipment scenario, and future projections for a period of ten years, from 2018 till 2028.

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Additional Questions Answered

Apart from aforementioned findings, the equestrian equipment market report addresses additional questions such as:

  • Which is the most lucrative channel for sales of equestrian equipment?
  • Can sales of equestrian equipment among individual buyer type surpass those of institutional counterparts?
  • What is the revenue share of equine equipment and to what extent does it complement growth of the equestrian equipment market?
  • Which rider equipment is witnessing the most sales and demand in the equestrian equipment market?
  • Which is the most attractive region for equestrian equipment manufacturers from an investment standpoint?

Research Methodology

The analysis of the equestrian equipment market is carried out using an exquisite research methodology. Primary and secondary research methods are used in gleaning vital insights on equestrian equipment sales and demand worldwide. Information from these methodologies along with external sources is compiled to obtain high-level analysis on the equestrian equipment market.


The equestrian equipment market report provides detailed analysis on various segments providing a holistic view of the market.

The equestrian equipment market is segmented on the basis of product type, sales channel, buyer type and region.

The equestrian equipment product type category includes assessment on equine equipment (saddle pad, stirrup, saddle, horseshoes and protection boots, snaffle bridle and accessories) and rider equipment (riding boots, gloves, helmets and protective vests).

The buyers of equestrian equipment are classified as individual, institutional and promotional.

Sales channel category is further divided into specialty stores, modern trade channels, direct-to-customer channels and third party online channels.

Region wise, analysis on equestrian equipment demand across North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC) and Middle East and Africa (MEA) is provided.

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