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Australia: Tom Quilty ride: Safe for horses to cross Bass Strait

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ROGER HANSON, Tasmanian Country
July 19, 2018

TASMANIAN equine endurance riders are reassuring interstate competitors that it is safe to bring horses across Bass Strait for the upcoming Tom Quilty ride.

Tasmanian Equine Endurance Riders Association secretary and horse-welfare officer Pat Hodgetts said the death of polo ponies on a Strait voyage earlier this year had been discussed among interstate competitors.

An investigation into the death of 16 polo ponies in late January after they had been in Tasmania to compete in the Barnbougle Polo is ongoing...

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https://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/news/tasmanian-country/tom-quilty-ride-safe-for-horses-to-cross-bass-strait/news-story/31dc74ea906cb2c7fc7e68bc26140c79

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