The RIRDC Horse Research, Development and Extension Program is one of RIRDC’s longest running programs. The Program has provided more than $11 million into over 200 projects since it began in 1995.
The Australian horse industry represents a wide variety of activities including primary production as well as sports and recreational interests. Many benefits are to be gained in all sectors of the horse industry from high calibre targeted research.
During the first part of the life of this Plan stakeholders in the horse industry will consider how to develop and introduce a statutory levy to fund the Horse Research, Development and Extension Program. A statutory levy will place the Program’s funding on a more secure footing than previously existed, with the Australian Government matching levies.
This Plan aims to assist the industry build and develop its future.