Equestrian sports enjoy growing popularity. In 2006, there were nearly 1.5 thousand businesses related to horseback riding, serving 219 thousand customers. The number of equestrian businesses and customers has risen by 27 and 6 percent respectively since 2000.
The number of equestrian clubs grew by more than 5 percent relative to 2000, membership by more than 11 percent. In 2006, there were 1.7 thousand equestrian sports clubs in the Netherlands. Membership totalled 126 thousand.
Membership and customers of equestrian clubs and related businesses