Subsidised Lessons Program

The Subsidised Lessons Program is an initiative to support retired racehorses as they transition from the racing industry into the community.

Approved applicants are eligible for ten (10) individual lessons of up to 60 minutes in duration with a Tasracing Approved Coach.

The program will enable new owners of retired racehorses to receive tailored support across a range of areas including horse care and husbandry, nutrition, behaviour, groundwork and ridden components.

The program operates through a voucher system, with approved applicants issued vouchers to cover the cost of lessons.

Application Process

Step 1 Please refer to the Terms and Conditions to ascertain whether the program is suitable for you and your horse

Step 2 Complete the online Application Form

If you require any assistance, please contact the Off The Track Coordinator by telephone on 6212 9356 or by email at offthetrack@tasracing.com.au

Please allow 14 days for your application to be processed

Step 3 Tasracing will send eligible applicants the Terms and Conditions, Coach Nomination Form and Emergency Medical Contact Form

Return a signed copy of the Terms and Conditions to Tasracing, along with the completed Coach Nomination Form and Emergency Medical Contact Form

Step 4 Upon receipt of the signed Terms and Conditions, and Coach Nomination Form and Emergency Medical Contact Form, Tasracing will issue the lesson vouchers

Step 5 Upon receipt of the vouchers, contact your nominated coach to arrange a lesson

You must provide your nominated coach with the voucher at the commencement of each lesson

Apply for the Subsidised Lessons Program here.

Eligibility Criteria

The Subsidised Lessons Program is for:

• Standardbreds and Thoroughbreds

• Horses bred for racing, irrespective of whether they made it to the track

• Horses that have been retired from racing or breeding for less than 12 months

• Participants aged 17 years and older

Tasracing will assess on a case-by-case basis:

• Applications for horses that have been retired for longer than 12 months

• Applications from participants aged 16 years and under

Tasracing Approved Coaches

Approved coaches as of 31 October 2020:

Sue McDermott
Location: Sandford
Telephone: 0421 954 472
Email: smcdermott257@gmail.com
EA Accreditation: Coach Educator
Dressage Level 2

Kristin Pitt
Location: Winkleigh
Telephone: 0438 365 154
Email: Kristin.pitt.66@gmail.com
EA Accreditation General level 1

Philippa ‘Pip’ Godfrey
Location: Sandford
Telephone: 0418 853 954
Email: pipduggan@gmail.com
EA Accreditation: General Riding Coach Level 1

Terms and Conditions

View the Subsidised Lessons Program Terms and Conditions here.

View the Subsidised Lessons Program Terms and Conditions PDF here.