Program Schedule

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Welcome Lunch and Networking

Time: 12:30pm


Moderator’s Welcome and Introduction

Time: 1:30pm


IFAR Mission and Objectives

Time: 1:35pm


How can IFAR address the challenges of horse welfare and commercialization / market saturation?

Time: 1:50pm


Welfare and Ethics: The Benefits of Implementing Post–Racing Options

Time: 2:10pm


The HSUS Approach to Animal Welfare

Time: 2:30pm


Connecting Aftercare and Horseplayers

Time: 2:50pm


Comfort & Coffee Break

Time: 3:10pm


Keynote Address: Boyd Martin

Time: 3:25pm


Communication on Welfare and How Racing Can Assist?

Time: 3:45pm


Harmonisation of Rules of Racing for Owners – Non–Racing Agreements, first exit out of training and lifetime traceability.

Time: 4:05pm


Compassionate considerations for End of Life: From the Racetrack to the Retirement Pasture

Time: 4:30pm


Moderator’s Conclusion and Close

Time: 4:50pm


Cocktail Reception at Grand Hyatt Washington in conjunction with the Pan Am Conference

Time: 5:00 – 7:00pm


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Arrival and Coffee

Time: 9:00am


Moderator’s Introduction to IFAR and Update on Day One

Time: 9:15am


Establishment of aftercare programs in Japan and France

Time: 9:30am


Comfort & Coffee Break

Time: 10:30am


The history, development and infrastructure of thoroughbred aftercare in the United States

Time: 10:45am


Standards for aftercare providers – accreditation, inspection and granting

Time: 11:25am


Moderator''s Summing Up and Closing

Time: 11:50am


Lunch in conjunction with the Pan Am Conference

Time: 12:00pm



The IFAR vision – the future of aftercare and key outputs from the Forum (in conjunction with Pan Am Conference)

Time: 1:25pm


Featured IFAR Speaker

Time: 1:40pm