English horse breeds
English - description
The majority of horses are used for pleasure riding or for competing in local competitions with Welsh Section C and D's, Thoroughbreds, Arabians, Hanoverians and warmbloods being ever popular, but most riders owning cross-breeds of one type or another.
In 1999, 2,400,000 people enjoyed riding in the England, (4.5 per cent of the population), and half of those did so at least once a week.
Horse owners and riders are estimated to spend around 2.5 billion pounds on horses, riding and associated items, including £150,000,000 on buying horses and £1,200,000,000 on the care and upkeep of horses.
In 1999, there were around 965,000 horses in England with 900,000 privately owned and 65,000 professionally owned.