HORSE welfare is an intrinsic element of all international conferences and Monday’s event was no different. Jim Gagliano, the IFHA’s vice-chairman, provided an update on the International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR).

In May, IFAR held a number of workshops and presentations at the Pan American Conference, with the support of Godolphin. IFAR’s objectives are to raise awareness of the importance of welfare globally, to improve education on lifetime care, to develop a network between aftercare organisations and to promote the versatility, adaptability and potential of thoroughbreds for equestrian sport.