The South Carolina field office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, United States Department of Agriculture (NASS USDA) sincerely appreciates the following individuals, groups, and agencies who cooperated to make this survey a reality:


The over 11,000 survey respondents.

Hugh Weathers, Commissioner of the South Carolina Department of Agriculture, for funding the survey.


Mary Ellen Tobias, Equine Marketing Specialist, South Carolina Department of Agriculture, for her tireless efforts in survey promotion and list building.


The South Carolina Farm Bureau and itís Equine Committee and the South Carolina Horsemanís Council for assistance in questionnaire design, list building and survey promotion.


Field and Office Enumerators with the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture for their assistance in telephone and personal enumeration of equine operations.


There are many NASS USDA individuals who need to be mentioned for their outstanding contributions to the 2004 South Carolina Equine Survey: Jeff Bailey, Eva Berendsen, Jean Besco, Clayton Davis, Bob Graham, Marie Johns, Jennifer Perdue, Elizabeth Reeh, and Alexandra Riley.