Equine Welfare

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 Process:

The horses involved:
Former racehorses currently part of our Equine Welfare Program are:

Horse NameCurrent Status
AchaeusContinues as racehorse under new ownership, Gippsland
AtypicalNanny, Doreen
Au PairContinues as racehorse under new ownership, Darwin
Cake WalkerContinues as racehorse under new ownership, Corowa
CastertonNanny, Cootamundra
ChelkarPony, Ballarat
CondaminePony, Paradise
DorozaContinues as racehorse under new ownership, Cressy
Dusk FallsShowhorse, Nullawarre
FairlightContinues as racehorse under new ownership, Mount Gambier
Fastnet TempestShowhorse, Freshwater Creek
Gailo ChopShowhorse, Cardinia
Gregorian ChantContinues as racehorse under new ownership, Devonport
Grey LionNanny, Goulburn
Happy PharrellShowhorse, Seville
High BridgePony, Garvoc
HutchinsonContinues as racehorse under new ownership, Bendigo
Instant de RevePony, Goulburn
InstigatorContinues as racehorse under new ownership, Warrnambool
King of CamelotShowhorse, Kilmore
La ReconquistaBroodmare, Meredith Park
Le JugePony, Goulburn
LuniyarPony, Moorooduc
MantasticPony, Healesville
Master ZephyrWeaning and agistment partner, Maldon
Mighty QuinnContinues as racehorse under new ownership, Gold Coast
MiloniaContinues as racehorse under new ownership, Wagga Wagga
Miss CarboniContinues as racehorse under new ownership, Strathalbyn
Miss Chang'eBroodmare, Broadmarsh
My SwashbucklerTrail Riding Horse, Sofala
NassidioShowhorse, Wagga Wagga
Night's WatchPony, Stawell
Our InsiderContinues as racehorse under new ownership, Geraldton
PenshurstPony, Mapleton
PeronneContinues as racehorse under new ownership, Corowa
Plymouth RoadContinues as racehorse under new ownership, Sale
RomanesquePony, Bunkers Hill
SollevareContinues as racehorse under new ownership, Mornington
Tom MelbourneLiving Legends resident, Victoria
TristanoShowhorse, Cockatoo
Urban LumberjackShowhorse, Lara
VelaContinues 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