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Welcome to Standardbred Pleasure & Performance Horse Association of New South Wales Inc.

The ideal pleasure horse is calm, strong, hardy and willing – this describes most Standardbreds perfectly!

People are slowly discovering that this gentle, reliable, versatile breed shines at a variety of activities – trail riding, pony club, ARC, dressage, jumping, endurance, showing and eventing.

SPPHA NSW’s main goal is to promote the Standardbred horse in equestrian activities beyond their lives in Harness Racing and to find homes for them when they finish their racing careers.

“Those who know the breed will claim the Standardbred is one of the world’s best kept secrets. A breed that in addition to being the fastest horse in harness also excels under saddle and faces every task asked of it with gentleness, patience and a bottomless heart.” Horse Illustrated, 1993