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Incorrect Pedigrees

A horse’s pedigree is an important consideration especially for buyers of foals and young horses and for those who might have an eye for the breeding potential of mature horses should their first career be unsuccessful or end unexpectedly. Horse breeders document pedigrees (sometimes extending back 4 generations) to market and promote their stock to…


Casuals in the Horse Industry

In the January 2020 issue, I wrote of an important legal decision in the case of Workpac Pty Ltd v. Skene that involved the legal characterisation of a worker as either a casual or permanent (part or full time). The decision received a lot of media coverage because the hospitality, retail and tourism industries employ…


Campdraft Injury Decision Upheld

Emily Tapp fell from her horse while competing in a campdraft event in January 2011 and sustained a very serious injury. She sued the Australian Bushmen’s Campdraft & Rodeo Association Ltd for compensation. On 4 November 2019, the Supreme Court of New South Wales dismissed her claim which I wrote about in the January 2020…