Membership Totals final

at 1988 × 965

Observe the decline and fall of the AQHA’s membership. It reaches a peak in 2004, remains relatively flat for three more years, and then begins a downward trend in 2008. How much is the result of the decline in breeding, the lack of a geographical outlet for slaughter, or the realization that AQHA promotion of horse slaughter is incompatible with the ideology of many horse owners?

Current Average Membership is $35 (present value) so from peak period with members of 353,607 to their last tally in 2014 of 263,528 they have experienced a net loss of 90,079 members, for a possible monetary loss from memberships alone of over $3,000,000.


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