Our second Inside Headquarters Live has been rescheduled to October 6, 2021. Join us for this free-to-book, live conversation series exclusive to VRC members and their guests.
These evenings give our members first-hand insight into the latest news from HQ, including in-depth conversation and live Q&A sessions with the VRC Leadership Team, including our CEO Steve Rosich and Chairman Neil Wilson.
We will hear from industry leaders Lisa Coffey, Jen Hughes and Amanda Ross and discuss the prominent Equine Welfare issues within the industry including; the new safety measures ahead of the 2021 Spring Racing Carnival, the science and research backing these changes as well as an update on rehoming programs.
We will be serving light snacks and a complimentary drink on arrival, with a bar open to purchase additional drinks throughout the evening.
Jen’s role of GM – Equine Welfare encompasses equine welfare before, during, and after a Thoroughbred’s racing career. She is responsible for the development and ongoing implementation of the Racing Victoria’s 2019 Equine Welfare Strategic Plan (EWSP) working closely with GM – Vet Services Dr Grace Forbes who leads on the ‘during racing’ welfare initiatives. Jen’s other responsibilities include equine welfare policy, participant education in relation to equine welfare, welfare visits and assessments, and the delivery of equine welfare programs and initiatives including the Off The Track (OTT) Program.
Originating from Ireland, Lisa Coffey has worked in the equestrian and racing industries for almost 25 years educating jumps racing horses for various trainers and flying racehorses to meetings for Coolmore and Ballydoyle. This work saw her travel to many countries and complete numerous qualifications from certificate to post graduate level in equine science, teaching, counseling, and psychology along the way.
Amanda Ross is one of the best-known equestrian riders in Victoria with a passion for thoroughbreds. Her international equestrian career has seen her ranked in the top 50 riders the world in eventing, an Olympic sport comprising of dressage, cross-country and show-jumping. Amanda rode Off The Track thoroughbred Otto Schumaker at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and was short listed for Tokyo with her Off The Track thoroughbred Koko Popping Candy before injury struck. Amanda will be supporting the Australian Equestrian Team in Tokyo in her new role as Athlete Wellbeing and Engagement Ambassador for the Equestrian Australia High Performance Program.
DATE: Wednesday 6 October 2021
TIME: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
LOCATION: The Atrium, The Grandstand
DRESS CODE: Smart casual
PRICE: This is a free event, however bookings are essential
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For those who missed our inaugural Inside Headquarters Live, you can check out our highlights reel below.