Hoy partnered Algebra for three years until 2017, when he was retired to his owner’s property in Australia at the grand age of 19. During those three years, the duo won two major CCI3* competitions and took part in several Australian Nations Cup teams.
RV’s Equine Welfare Coordinator, Lauren Moor, is excited to see Hoy return to Australia and lend his knowledge to retired racehorses and their owners.
“The Hoy family have been long-time supporters of the Off The Track program, and we are delighted to have them join us this year at EQUITANA,” said Moor.
“Andrew is an equestrian icon and has always been an advocate of competing with retired racehorses.”
For his part, Hoy cannot speak highly enough of Off The Track thoroughbreds and their suitability to a range of disciplines post-racing.
“Thoroughbreds have been a part of my life from a young age,” he said.
“For me, there is a place for every racehorse after its career on the track, whether it is as a competition horse, a leisure horse, a police horse, polo, Riding for the Disabled – the list is endless. It’s our duty to look after these beautiful animals and help them in their transition to a new career.”
Always keen to support the re-training of retired racehorses, Hoy is relishing the prospect of returning to Australia in November and presenting at EQUITANA Melbourne.
“I’m very excited to be working with RV’s Off The Track program at EQUITANA, and hope I can help in a small way to teach people how to understand the thought process of retired racehorses,” he said.
“Re-educating them requires time, patience, the correct skills and a love of these beautiful animals.”
Hoy is an undeniable legend of the equestrian world, and the only opportunity to see him is exclusively at EQUITANA for his Off The Track training feature on Friday 16 November. For more information visit, www.equitana.com.au/ticketing
OFF THE TRACK TRAINING FEATURE
ROWVILLE COMPETITION ARENA