Registrations are still being accepted for the International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorse’s (IFAR) sixth conference, which will be held as a series of two virtual webinars on 5 and 19 April at 12 p.m. BST (11 a.m. GMT). Each webinar will last approximately two hours. IFAR is partnering with the Japan Racing Association (Japanese Consultative Committee on Aftercare of Racehorses) to put on this year’s event.
“We have been heartened by early feedback to this year’s conference agenda and encourage anyone who benefits from the Thoroughbred to tune in to the webinars,” said Di Arbuthnot, chair of IFAR. “Besides the scheduled presentations, we have allocated time for our speakers to answer questions submitted by attendees tuning in live, which we are sure will facilitate engaging dialogue about aftercare issues.”
The full lineup of presentation topics and speaker biographies, in addition to the registration link, is available on the IFAR site at internationalracehorseaftercare.com/virtual-ifar/. The agenda was developed to support the conference theme of “Many paths – One goal.” Both sessions are free, but registration is required. Recordings of each session will be made available on the IFAR website.
The 2021 conference was also held as a virtual series. Prior to 2021, IFAR was held in conjunction with the Asian Racing Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, in February 2020; the European & Mediterranean Horseracing Federation’s General Assembly in Oslo, Norway, in May 2019; the Asian Racing Conference in Seoul, South Korea, in May 2018; and the Pan American Conference in Washington, D.C., in May 2017. IFAR is an independent forum that recognizes geographical and industry differences among racing countries and is designed to enhance Thoroughbred aftercare worldwide. Working with the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities, IFAR will raise awareness of the importance of welfare for Thoroughbreds, improve education on lifetime care, and help increase demand for former racehorses in other equestrian sports. For more information on IFAR, visit internationalracehorseaftercare.com.