Romsey Sustainable Thoroughbreds and Museum
The two key components of the Romsey project will be:
- An integrated and comprehensive Thoroughbred complex, for the holistic breeding, racing and repurposing of the Thoroughbred racehorse. The Full Circle Thoroughbreds program aims to lead and demonstrate to the equine industry that thoroughbred racehorses can be managed throughout their life cycle in a world class showpiece facility.
- A museum representing the National Saddle of Australia (The Australian Stock Saddle) and all things of the horse in Australia which have a level of connection with the saddle. This will include the support and promotion of related living craft traditions. The core of the museum will be the owner’s important collection of Australian stock saddles. This saddle type is indigenous to Australia and the collection serves to protect the legacy of the history and craft traditions to which it belongs. The ongoing support of these traditions is part of the mission statement for the museum. The museum will also contain a significant art collection. The equestrian themed works by Australian artists will contribute to putting museum objects in a social and historical context.
The design and operation of the complex will set a sustainability exemplar for the industry which centres on One Planet Living principles.