As part of our commitment to the wellbeing of our horses in Australia, we established our Equine Welfare Program in November 2019.
Our Equine Welfare Program involves:
1. An ongoing tracking register of the whereabouts of each horse following it leaving OTI’s management, whether by sale or retirement. This will be done on a rolling 6 month basis.
2. Upon being moved from OTI’s management, a written agreement by each recipient of a horse to co-operate in the accurate maintenance of the register.
3. An ongoing commitment by OTI to employ an equine veterinarian to investigate any concerns that OTI may have regarding the care of each horse leaving OTI’s management.
4. Where appropriate, the payment of $2,000 to ensure the relocation of a horse no longer needed by its owners or in a condition that requires euthanizing under the supervision of equine veterinarians.
The costs associated with this policy will be borne by OTI, not individual partners who were involved in the ownership of the horse while under OTI’s management.
The horses involved:
Former racehorses currently part of our Equine Welfare Program are:
|Horse Name||Current Status|
|Instigator||Continues as racehorse under new ownership, Warrnambool|
|Hutchinson||Continues as racehorse under new ownership, Bendigo|
|Mighty Quinn||Continues as racehorse under new ownership, Gold Coast|
|Achaeus||Continues as racehorse under new ownership, Gippsland|
|Romanesque||Pony, Bunkers Hill|
|Tom Melbourne||Living Legends resident, Victoria|
|Master Zephyr||Weaning and agistment partner, Maldon|
|High Bridge||Pony, Garvoc|
|Sollevare||Continues as racehorse under new ownership, Mornington|
|Miss Carboni||Continues as racehorse under new ownership, Strathalbyn|
|Fairlight||Continues as racehorse under new ownership, Mount Gambier|
|Instant de Reve||Pony, Goulburn|
|Plymouth Road||Continues as racehorse under new ownership, Sale|
|Fastnet Tempest||Showhorse, Freshwater Creek|
|Urban Lumberjack||Continues as racehorse under new ownership, Bendigo|
|Our Insider||Continues as racehorse under new ownership, Geraldton|
|Gregorian Chant||Continues as racehorse under new ownership, Devonport|
|Gailo Chop||Showhorse, Cardinia|
|Au Pair||Continues as racehorse under new ownership, Darwin|
|Le Juge||Pony, Goulburn|
|Vela||Continues as racehorse under new ownership, Corowa|
Early success stories:
Articles published by Campbell Wansbrough, OTI’s Welfare Coordinator, can be read below: