the Irish Thoroughbred Welfare Council was established comprising
representatives of the Breeders, the Trainers, the Owners, the IHRB,
DAFM, International Forum for the
Aftercare of Racehorses and the animal welfare department of UCD Veterinary
Council advises the board of HRI on how best to shape policy to ensure high
standards of horse care in the sector.
development of a Quality Assurance Programme for horse premises is underway.