IFAR Conference 2021

EVENT DATE  |  06-04-2021

The Conference will be staged as a series of four virtual sessions on the 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th of April, at 12pm GMT.  Each webinar will feature a range of expert panellists, including a combination of pre-recorded footage and live discussions. With each session hosted online IFAR aims to reach an even wider global audience to highlight the importance of aftercare to the racing industry.

The full schedule of topics and speakers can be found below:

Session 1: 6th April, 2021: Aftercare – Racing’s Responsibility

Moderator: Nick Luck (UK)
  • Jessica Harrington, Racehorse Trainer (IRE)
  • Graham and Anita Motion, owners, Herringswell Stable (U.S.)
  • Nemone Routh, racing office manager, Aga Khan Studs (FR)
  • Tik Maynard, eventer (U.S.)

Session 2: 13th April, 2021: Aftercare for Racing Administrators and Regulators

Moderator: Caroline Searcy (AUS)
  • Martin Burns: General Manager, Welfare & Sustainability, New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing
  • Simon Cooper: Director, Weatherbys, General Stud Book (U.K.)
  • Dr. Anna Smet: Animal Welfare Manager, Racing and Wagering Western Australian

Session 3: 20th April, 2021: Global Insights on Aftercare (Aftercare Providers, Equine Charities)

Moderator: Donna Brothers (U.S.)
  • Stacie Clark: Operations Consultant, Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (U.S.)
  • John Osborne: Director of Equine Welfare and Bloodstock, Horse Racing Ireland
  • Dr. Ignacio Pavlovsky: Veterinarian, Owner, and Breeder (ARG)
  • Lisa Coffey: Founder and Director, Racing Hearts Equine Assisted Therapy (AUS)
  • Kristin Werner: Senior Counsel, The Jockey Club (U.S.); Administrator, Thoroughbred Incentive Program

Session 4: 27th April, 2021: Aftercare for Racing Industry Participants: Owners, Breeders, and Trainers

Moderator: Francesca Cumani (U.K.)
  • Mark Fisher: Kotare Bioethics Ltd, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Dr. Eliot Forbes: Chief Executive Officer, AniMark Ltd. (AUS); member, IFAR Steering Committee
  • Tom Reilly: Chief Executive Officer, Thoroughbred Breeders Australia and Aushorse
  • Dr. Christopher Riggs: Director, Equine Welfare Research Foundation; Chief Advisor, Veterinary Science, The Hong Kong Jockey Club
All sessions are free, but registration is required.

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