IFAR CONFERENCE 2021 – IFAR

IFAR CONFERENCE 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.

All sessions are free, but registration is required.

Schedule of topics and speakers can be found below:

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

Moderator: Nick Luck (UK)
Panelists:
Jessica Harrington, Racehorse Trainer (IRE)
Graham and Anita Motion, owners, Herringswell Stable (U.S.)
Nemone Routh, racing office manager, Aga Khan Studs (FR)
Yogi Breisner MBE, Equestrian Coach (U.K.)

To watch recording click HERE


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

Moderator: Caroline Searcy (AUS)
Panelists:
Aidan Butler: Chief Operating Officer, 1/ST Racing; President, 1/ST Content
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

To watch recording click HERE


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

Moderator: Donna Brothers (U.S.)
Panelists:
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.)
Panelists:
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