Welcome to the website of SPPHA NSW 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

Horses Available for adoption - updated 20/11/2016 - learn more >

TONY is READY to go to a new home ... 

HORSE ADOPTION

SPPHA NSW has run a successful horse adoption program since 1993.

The SPPHA runs the adoption program for the purpose of putting Standardbred horses into caring, loving homes. Adoption happens in two stages:

  • A 12 month free lease, including 2 vet checks at 6 months and 12 months;
  • Transfer of the horse into the adopter's ownership.

For information on our currently available horses and adoption terms and conditions:

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MEMBERSHIP

There are many benefits to SPPHA NSW membership:

  • Horse adoption
  • Horse registration
  • Participation in State and National High Point competitions (Showing, Dressage, Endurance)
  • Sponsorship
  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • Support for Standardbreds in their lives after racing

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FORMS

For further information :

  • Horse adoption
  • Horse registration
  • Sponsorship
  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • Benefits of membership
  • SPPHA NSW merchandise
  • Books

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Shows/Competitions

There are many shows throughout NSW that offer Standardbred classes, and SPPHA NSW offers sponsorship to shows to encourage organisers to include the Standardbred in their programs. SPPHA NSW members are also eligible to participate in high point awards.

Check our NSW Show Calendar for shows that are coming up and get your Standie out there competing!

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