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.
All horses within OTI’s Equine Welfare Program are also registered under Racing Victoria’s Full Circle Program, whereby OTI are enlisted as an ’emergency contact’, should assistance be required for a given horse.
The horses involved:
Former racehorses currently part of our Equine Welfare Program are:
|Horse Name||Current Status|
|Achaeus||Continues as racehorse under new ownership, Gippsland|
|Au Pair||Continues as racehorse under new ownership, Darwin|
|Cake Walker||Continues as racehorse under new ownership, Corowa|
|Doroza||Continues as racehorse under new ownership, Cressy|
|Dusk Falls||Showhorse, Nullawarre|
|Fairlight||Continues as racehorse under new ownership, Mount Gambier|
|Fastnet Tempest||Showhorse, Freshwater Creek|
|Gailo Chop||Showhorse, Cardinia|
|Gregorian Chant||Continues as racehorse under new ownership, Devonport|
|Grey Lion||Nanny, Goulburn|
|Happy Pharrell||Showhorse, Seville|
|High Bridge||Pony, Garvoc|
|Hutchinson||Continues as racehorse under new ownership, Bendigo|
|Instant de Reve||Pony, Goulburn|
|Instigator||Continues as racehorse under new ownership, Warrnambool|
|King of Camelot||Showhorse, Kilmore|
|La Reconquista||Broodmare, Meredith Park|
|Le Juge||Pony, Goulburn|
|Master Zephyr||Weaning and agistment partner, Maldon|
|Mighty Quinn||Continues as racehorse under new ownership, Gold Coast|
|Milonia||Continues as racehorse under new ownership, Wagga Wagga|
|Miss Carboni||Continues as racehorse under new ownership, Strathalbyn|
|Miss Chang'e||Broodmare, Broadmarsh|
|My Swashbuckler||Trail Riding Horse, Sofala|
|Nassidio||Showhorse, Wagga Wagga|
|Night's Watch||Pony, Stawell|
|Our Insider||Continues as racehorse under new ownership, Geraldton|
|Peronne||Continues as racehorse under new ownership, Corowa|
|Plymouth Road||Continues as racehorse under new ownership, Sale|
|Romanesque||Pony, Bunkers Hill|
|Sollevare||Continues as racehorse under new ownership, Mornington|
|Tom Melbourne||Living Legends resident, Victoria|
|Urban Lumberjack||Showhorse, Lara|
|Vela||Continues as racehorse under new ownership, Corowa|
Early success stories:
Articles published as a part of OTI’s Equine Welfare Program, can be read below:
- August 2021, Pharrell happy in his new environment
- May 2021, a visit to High Bridge & the Lenehans
- November 2020, a one-year reflection on our Equine Welfare Program
- June 2020, a check-in on the progress of High Bridge, Fastnet Tempest, Instant de Reve, Master Zephyr & Tom Melbourne
- April 2020, success stories stemming from the journey’s of Tristano, Condamine, Achaeus, Romanesque & High Bridge