Thursday, July 25, 2013

Is Iceland the Most Horse Crazy Nation in the World?

From Wikipedia
Equestrian activities are very popular in Iceland.  Ingibjorg Sigurdardottir, who teaches at Holar University in Iceland presented a paper on the horse industy in Iceland at a conference on economics and tourism.   She presented some interesting facts:
  • About 16% of all visitors to Iceland go horseback riding.
  • As a sport, horseback riding riding ranks third behind golf and football. 
    • There are 240 horses per 1000 people in Iceland vs. 13 per 1000 in the rest of Europe vs 31 horses per 1000 people in Sweden.


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