Our mission is to promote the care of
thoroughbred horses during their lifetime.
⋅To raise awareness globally of the importance of welfare for thoroughbred racehorses.
⋅To improve education on lifetime care, including end of life issues, to all international
racing communities and the general public.
⋅To develop a network which allows best practice to be easily shared between aftercare organisations.
⋅To promote the versatility, adaptability and potential of thoroughbreds for equestrian sport
Year one milestones achieved
⋅Unveiling of IFAR with a call to action.
⋅IFAR website launched.
⋅Inaugural IFAR Conference held in May 2017 in Washington DC where key messages of shared
responsibility, accountability and traceability were delivered.
⋅Target audience engaged pre- and post-conference through direct communications and media coverage.
⋅Speakers at the conference shared concepts with international racing jurisdictions who are keen to
develop aftercare programmes.