A ten-part online education series hosted by Harness Breeders Victoria (HBV) will significantly boost breeder knowhow across a range of standardbred breeding subjects.
Presented by harness racing expert Paul Campbell of Campbell’s Comments, the innovative online webinars, titled Breed to Succeed, will be live and engaging with viewers encouraged to ask questions throughout.
“You have access to some of the smartest breeding minds in Australia and probably the world on these webinars and they’ll be giving free advice to viewers watching from the comfort of their home. Why wouldn’t you tune in?” Campbell said.
“This is a wonderful concept. I can’t wait to get these conversations going and I hope we get some great engagement and questions from the audience.
“It’s so important we make people aware of the importance of doing things properly in the breeding space.
“I’m thrilled that there has been great support from some sponsors, too. These initiatives should be supported.”
HBV members will have even more reason to jump online with several prizes and giveaways, including 10 bags of top-quality Barastoc feed for each episode.
“Harness Breeders Victoria is blessed to have a great range of sponsors, many of whom have become involved with what is going to be an informative and entertaining series. Our members have every reason to get involved, and if you are not a member there is still time to join up to become eligible for some of the great prizes on offer,” HBV President Nick Hooper said.
Viewers will be encouraged to converse online via social media using the hashtag #BreedToSucceedVic, with more content available at HBV’s Twitter and Instagram channels.
The video sessions will be archived afterwards on HBV’s channels.
Breed to Succeed Webinar Schedule
4PM Sunday 28 June 2020
About Breed to Succeed and Harness Breeders Victoria
Paul Campbell talks to HBV President Nick Hooper about the work HBV does year-round, the importance of members and what HBV hopes to acheive
Sponsored by: Victorian Harness Racing Club
Get involved through the comments section during the Live stream on Facebook to win a FREE social membership with VHRC (HBV members only)
4PM Sunday 5 July 2020
Paul Campbell talks to Andrew Soper from Barastoc & Rebecca Ham from Kentucky Equine Research about the optimal feeding programs for broodmare across the different stages of pregnancy.
Sponsored by: Woodlands Stud
Get involved through the comments section during the Live stream on Facebook to win a FREE service to Speeding Spur (valued at $2,750, Woodlands reserves the right to apply T&Cs to use of the service) (HBV members only)
4PM Sunday 12 July 2020
Placentitis - What Does It Mean for Your Mare?
Paul Campbell talks to Dr Kath McIntosh of Northern Rivers Equine Veterinary Clinic about placentitis, what it means for broodmares and general broodmare health.
Sponsored by: Nutrien Equine Standardbred
Get involved through the comments section during the Live stream on Facebook to win a FREE yearling sale nomination for the Nutrien Standardbred Yearling Sales (HBV members only)
4PM Sunday 19 July 2020
Breeding Information Resources
Paul Campbell talks to HBV President Nick Hooper using HRA and other resources to find data that will help your research your mares, find 'crosses of gold' and other information to make the best mating decisions.
Sponsored by: Australian Pacing Gold
Get involved through the comments section during the Live stream on Facebook to win a FREE yearling nomination for the Australian Pacing Gold Yearling Sales (HBV members only)
4PM Sunday 26 July 2020
Weanling & Yearling Nutrition
Paul Campbell talks to Andrew Soper of Barastoc & Rebecca Ham of Kentucky Equine Research about establishing good feeding programs for weanlings and yearlings.
Sponsored by: Empire Stallions
4PM Sunday 2 August 2020
OCD & Bone Disease in Standardbreds
Paul Campbell talks to Dr Kath McIntosh about OCD (Osteochondritis Dissecans) in Standardbred stock how it is diagnosed, what it means for your horse and developments in treatment.
Sponsored by: 4Cyte Pathology
Get involved through the comments section during the Live stream on Facebook to win a FREE Epitalis joint treatment (HBV members only)
4PM Sunday 9 August 2020
Breeding Matches & Pedigrees
Paul Campbell talks to Brett Coffey from Alabar Bloodstock about breeding matches, terminology, pedigrees, what they mean, what to look for.
Sponsored by: Alabar Bloodstock
4PM Sunday 16 August 2020
The Madigan Foal Technique
Paul Campbell talks to Dr Kath McIntosh from Northern Rivers Equine Veterinary Clinic about dummy foals, the Madigan Foal technique and how to avoid sleepless nights!
Sponsored by: Yabby Dam Farms
4PM Sunday 23 August 2020
The Importance of Foaling Down
Paul Campbell talks to Dr Sarah Gray of Yabby Dam Farms about the most vital stage in making your investment come to fruition - foaling down. Doing it safely, the importance of supervised foaling and the options available for foaling alerts.
4PM Sunday 30 August 2020
Getting A Positive Test
Paul Campbell talks to Dr Kath McIntosh from Northern Rivers Equine Veterinary Clinic about maximising your mare's chances of getting in foal, using foal heats and the various options around ovulation drugs.
Sponsored by: Northern Rivers Equine Veterinary Clinic