The Woodburn Independent published a great article last year about the Willamette Valley's booming horse industry. Oregon Horse Country is a program of the Wilsonville Chamber of Commerce designed to encourage equine tourism in the area.
Wilsonville is the I-5 gateway to Clackamas County, which boasts the 10th largest horse population in the United States. The town annually hosts The Country Classic, one of the largest hunter-jumper shows on the west coast. There are numerous horse boarding and training facilities in the north Willamette Valley. All reasonably close to Oregon's world famous wineries and other tourist attractions.
I'm excited about the Oregon Horse Industry project. I hope it will enlighten others about the contribution the horse industry makes to the economy and perhaps recruit new people to our horse world.
There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. ~Winston Churchill