Industry Profile - Equine

More than 350 clubs and associations are directly linked with horses in South Australia. Up to 90,000 horses live in SA.

The Barossa Region has a rich cultural and historical affinity with horses and a strong growing industry.

  • 28 Equine facilities and clubs including:
    • Gawler Race Course
    • Mallala Equestrian Centre
    • Kapunda Harness Racing Track
    • Gawler Trotting Track
  • 27 Equine industry suppliers
  • 18 Equine veterinary services
  • 28 Horse Breeding Studs
  • 35 Horse trainers

Spending on horses in the Barossa Region is conservatively estimated at $37.7 million annually.

Racing is estimated to contribute an additional $10.6 million to the economy annually.

The Barossa Region is home to a state-of-the art Equine Health and Performance Centre situated in the Roseworthy Campus of the University of Adelaide. High level of expertise in equine medicine, surgery, sports medicine and reproduction. Equine education is an emerging opportunity.