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Horses for sale in Ohio - find your dream horse
In the nineteenth century, buyers traveled across America to purchase riding horses, drafts, and mules at Ohio’s famous horse markets. In the twenty-first century, buyers no longer need to journey to Cincinnati or any other city to view the horses for sale in Ohio. Could your dream horse be among the horses available in Ohio today? To find out, simply access the ehorses website. To begin your search for horses for sale in Ohio, use the country and radius filters. Having defined the search area, add other criteria for your ideal horse, such as age, height, gender, and color. Today's most searched-for breeds in Ohio are Quarter Horses, Standardbreds, and Thoroughbreds. These are also the most bought horses in Ohio. Drafts are popular, too.
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Horses in Ohio
The economic impact of the Ohio horse industry
Ohio ranks eighth in the overall horse economy statistics of the USA. Ohio’s horse population is about 307,000. Of these, some 215,000 are used for showing and recreational riding. Horse racing, particularly harness racing, is still an important part of Ohio’s horse sector. Standardbred horses contribute significantly through harness events at 66 county and local fairs, raising $5.7 million in 2020. The total contribution of Ohio’s equine industry is around $2.8 billion. It creates 12,700 full-time jobs in Ohio, with the combined impact due to additional spending believed to support 42,700 jobs. Columbus, Ohio, hosts the annual All American Quarter Horse Congress. This is the largest single breed-horse show in the world, with a remarkable 25,000 entries. This has a beneficial effect on the economy, generating $409 million.
The history of horses in Ohio
Ohio was incorporated as a state in 1803. The first horses in this territory appear to have been pack animals introduced by fur traders from Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvanians were trading with the local indigenous population in this region. The land was a contested area during the North-Western Indian Wars, which began in the late eighteenth century. Eventually, the local tribes, who had obtained horses and were raising and training their own, were forced to move west along the infamous Trail of Tears. An interesting discovery was made by archaeologists at the location of Fort Meigs. The bodies of two horses, one a draft-type and the other a cavalry mount, were discovered in a single grave. They are believed to date to 1812 and the war between the US and Britain, each side supported by indigenous allies.
Ohio developed as a largely agricultural state during the nineteenth century, which required many horses and mules to work the land and the canals. Horses were coming into Ohio as well as being bred and exported. Although Ohio was not a leading producer of equines, its location and Pennsylvanian connections meant it was the source of some of the Conestoga breed. These horses were used for drawing Conestoga wagons, the classic vehicles of the Europeans heading westwards. The Conestoga breed was brought into the territory by the Dutch, including members of the Amish and Mennonite communities.
As agriculture developed, larger draft horses, such as Shires and Clydesdales, increased in popularity. The most popular was the Percheron, and it still retains a devoted following here today. Due to its location, Ohio became a major horse-trading center in the mid-nineteenth century, with Cincinnati identified as the largest horse market in the USA.
Light horse breeds and Thoroughbreds were not neglected, either. Morgans and Saddlebreds were popular in Ohio in the mid-nineteenth century. Darby Dan Farm is an internationally-famous Thoroughbred breeding and training center. It was founded in 1935 by John W. Galbreath on Darby Creek in Galloway, Ohio. The facility’s main claim to fame is that it is one of only two horse farms that have ever bred and owned Derby winners in America and England. In 1963, Chateaugay won the Kentucky Derby, followed by Proud Clarion in 1967. Roberto then won the Epsom Derby in 1972. Ohio’s own Derby is run annually at Thistledown Racecourse, North Randall, Ohio. The winner of this prestigious race receives a prize of $500,000.
Ohio’s Georgian Grande Horse
A breeding program to create a new type of larger, stronger Saddlebred has existed since the 1970s. This was the inspiration of George Wagner Jr, of Piketon, Ohio. By crossing Saddlebreds with Friesians and various draft breeds, Wagner intended to produce powerful horses. Georgian Grandes can be over 17 hands high (68 inches/173 cm).
Basic information about Ohio
Ohio is a state in the Midwest of the USA. Its population is 11,808,848, and its capital is Columbus. The state is named after the Ohio River, which joins with the Mississippi, and the word derives from an indigenous Seneca word meaning "great river."