IRT in the Community

With 40 years as a member of the worldwide horse community, IRT has the opportunity to be involved in many industry and club-based events.  Listed below are some of the areas we are currently active in.  If you are interested in talking to IRT about any of these events below, or sponsorship in general, please contact the office nearest you.

Ongoing Events:

IRT presented with a Singapore Airlines Award - as a gesture of appreciation of IRT's businessduring 2012 and for being livestock forwarder of the year, Daniel Foong (Regional Vice President for Europe) and Simon Coomber (UK & Ireland General Manager) from Singapore Airlines presented a golden horse in London to Jim Paltridge from IRT.

Harness Racing Australia National Breeding Awards - IRT are naming rights sponsors of the National Breeding Awards and are proud to have the opportunity to support the Standardbred industry.

(IRT staff Annie Azzopardi, Chris Burke & Micki Stratis presenting the 2012 IRT Globe Derby Award to Alan Galloway, Alabar Bloodstock)

Equestrian Australia - IRT is Official Support partner of Equestrian Australia.  The sponsorship sees IRT supporting key EA projects such as the annual Sport Achievement Awards, the Equestrian Grand Final as well as supporting seven major events across the equestrian calendar around Australia.

Australian Racehorse of the Year Awards - IRT sponsor the Champion Australian-Bred International Performer.

Marcus Oldham College Scholarship - every year IRT offers an International Scholarship currently valued at A$10,000, to a student from outside Australia to learn about the horse industry and transport in particular.

Australian (Adelaide) International 3 Day Event - This event is held in Rymill Park, in the heart of Adelaide city and attracts competitors and visitors from all over Australia, New Zealand and the rest of the world! The event is the only 4 star Olympic standard three day event in the Southern Hemisphere.

Tom Quilty Gold Cup - IRT have supported the Tom Quilty event for many years.  The event is held each year in a different state of Australia and is based on the original 100 mile ride taken in 1966 by R.M. Williams.  R.M. Williams wrote to his friend Tom Quilty, a great horseman and cattleman in the Kimberley area of Western Australia.  Williams asked for his support for the 100 mile ride, and Quilty donated $1000.  This was used to make a Gold Cup, the prize for the winner of the event.  This is a perpetual trophy, and the ride was named the Tom Quilty Gold Cup in his honour.  The original Gold Cup now resides in the Stockman's hall of fame, in Longreach Queensland.