The Far South Coast region of NSW, covering the Local Government Areas of Shoalhaven, Eurobodalla and Bega Valley, hosts a large number of enterprises and activities associated with the professional and recreational equine sectors. The region is home to a growing range of equine therapists and professional practitioners in fields such as veterinary, dentistry, farriery, chiropractic, massage and other support services. It is also home to enterprises with unique export/import markets such as breeding, training and performance horses. In addition, the region has established racing and recreational equine industries.
In January 2011, a number of stakeholders within the equine industry of the Far South Coast held discussions regarding the need for a cohesive industry representative group, believing there to be significant potential and capacity to grow this sector.