QRIC to feature at SEQ’s largest horse trade show

The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) Equine Welfare Program will exhibit at this Saturday’s QSEC Horse Home Show.

Promoted as South East Queensland’s largest horse trade show the event will be held at the Queensland State Equestrian Centre (QSEC) at Caboolture to promote all things equestrian for riders, owners and trainers.

The Commission’s Equine Welfare Program team is attending to support and promote the training of retired racing horses and equestrian disciplines are some of the key purposes for off the track Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds.

The Equine Welfare program has partnered with equine re-trainer Dani Hess to showcase the retraining of retired racing horses at the Horse Home Show.

Ms Hess will demonstrate her methods of working with off the track equine athletes as they progress to other disciplines such as equestrian events, show jumping and eventing in Arena 2 at 1pm and she will answer re-training questions at the QRIC Equine Welfare stand from 2pm.

Commission staff will have education information available at the event about its initiatives including the annual Racing Animal Welfare grants program.

The Commission has a mandate to safeguard the welfare of animals during their racing careers.

Beyond that legislated responsibility we aspire to further use our available resources where possible to influence behaviours and attitudes to ensure that all racing animals are well cared for before, during and after racing.


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