Working for Irish Breeders

Sales Welfare Guidelines


Guidelines for the sale of thoroughbred breeding and young stock at public auction have been published by the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders's Association and the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association (TBA) ahead of the forthcoming yearling sales season.

Produced in consultation with industry participants and the support of both Goffs and Tattersalls, the guidelines recognise the overall high standards of care in the sector and set a benchmark for best practice.

Available digitally, the guidance aims to help new entrants navigate the sales preparation and selling processes for optimum equine health and welfare, whilst also providing transparency on thoroughbred care before, during and after sales.

Shane O’Dwyer, ITBA Chief Executive Officer said: “We are pleased to be partnering on this initiative with the British TBA to highlight the high standards within the thoroughbred breeding sector. Nothing can replace the practical experience or training that our industries provide but working together we can help new participants across both markets find the key information they need to navigate the sales process and deliver optimum care for their horses.”

Ted Voute, Chairman of the TBA Sales Consignors’ Committee said: “The British and Irish thoroughbred breeding industries remain committed to advocating and promoting the highest standards of care and well-being for our horses through guidance and training. The publication of these guidelines demonstrate how we can work together to showcase our best practices to those outside our sector and help new entrants.”

Sales Welfare Guidelines

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