Thoroughbred Breeders Queensland (TBQA) was formed with the aim of promoting the interests of horse breeders and the horse breeding industry in the state of Queensland specifically.
TBQA is comprised of ten people who are involved in various other horse breeding associations, including Thoroughbred Breeders Australia, the peak industry body for Australian thoroughbred horse breeding.
The association has greatly contributed to the development and success of the thoroughbred horse breeding industry by:
- Engaging in Hendra Virus research
- Helping members feed and/or relocate their thoroughbred horses during the devastating QLD floods
- Assisting in the management of Equine Influenza
- Introducing a vaccine for Equine Influenza
Furthermore, in 2011 the association retained the Queensland Oaks and 2012 QTIS sale.
TBQA is committed to the thoroughbred horse breeders and the breeding industry in Queensland, and as such is adamant about maintaining its own membership base.
This ensures horse breeders within the state are adequately and consistently catered for.
The association recognises that as member numbers increase, its ability to lobby for and represent the interests of thoroughbred horse breeders in Queensland simultaneously increases.
New members are thus welcomed with open arms, and TBQA believes that membership is essential for every breeder.
TBQA has almost 700 members and represents a similar number of industry participants.