Dubbo Annual Ag Show 2017

SPPHA NSW PROUDLY PRESENTS THE HARNESS RACING NEW SOUTH WALES OFF THE TRACK SERIES FOR THE 2017-2018 SEASON.

The Harness Racing New South Wales Off The Track series is to promote Standardbred’s as Pleasure Horses upon their retirement from their traditional role of Harness Racing. This is the first series of its kind run in New South Wales and focuses on the transition made from Harness Racing into show horse for Standardbred’s.

We are proud to showcase the Champion and Reserve Champion in the second qualifying class for the series.

Thank you Harness Racing New South Wales with your support to the SPPHA NSW in showcasing the Standardbreds in Life After Racing.

DUBBO ANNUAL AG SHOW 2017

Dubbo Annual Ag Show witnessed a number of beautifully presented Standardbreds in the second Harness Racing New South Wales Off The Track Qualifying Class.

Congratulations to all competitors!

Pictured is our champion to qualify for the grand final from the Dubbo Annual Ag Show 2017, Miss Y & Anli Alexander 

Miss Y & Anli Alexander

Congratulations to our Reserve Champion in the Harness Racing New South Wales Off The Track Qualifying class at Dubbo Annual Ag Show 2017 who has also qualified for the grand final.

Natasha Larson pictured right next to Miss Y & Anli Alexander

Congratulations ladies on your success !

L-R, Champion Anli Alexander with Miss Y and Natasha Larson with Seven Birdies

 

Thank you Harness Racing New South for your support in Life After Racing and our first Off The Track series for New South Wales

Thank you to Maxisoy for supporting the Harness Racing New South Wales Off The Track series with SPPHA NSW

Thank you to Tyre Designs for the beautiful trophy rugs for the Harness Racing New South Wales Off The Track Series

National High Point: Penrith Annual Ag Show 2016

Penrith Annual Ag Show kicked off the NSW National High Point for the 2016-2017 season.

Congratulations everyone!

Led Colt– n/a

Led Stallion– n/a

Led Filly

1st Diamond Park Khaleesi- Amanda Triandopolous

Champion Led Mare

Diamond Park Khaleesi

Led Gelding under 6 years

1st After Dark- Rebecca Alkozai

Led Gelding 6 & under 12 years

1st Chariot King- Debbie Holt

2nd Diamond Park Atomic Soky- Sal Scott

Led Gelding 12 years & over

1st Royal Termite- Roz Bourke

1st Ideal Standard – Namoi Benson

Champion Led Gelding

Chariot King

Reserve Champion Led Gelding

After Dark

 

Supreme Led Standardbred

Diamond Park Khaleesi

 

Beginner Ridden

1st Chariot King- Debbie Holt

Novice Ridden 

1st Ideal Standard- Naomi Benson

Open Ridden 

1st Ideal Standard- Naomi Benson

1st Royal Termite – Roz Bourke

A Grade Ridden Standardbred

1st Royal Termite- Roz Bourke

2nd Ideal Standard- Naomi Benson

Champion Ridden Standardbred

Chariot King

Reserve Champion Ridden Standardbred

Ideal Standard & Royal Termite

Youth Rider under 18

1st Ideal Standard- Naomi Benson

Adult Rider

1st Royal Termite- Roz Bourke

Pair of Standardbreds

1st Ideal Standard- Naomi Benson

1st Royal Termite- Roz Bourke

National High Point: Bathurst Royal Show 2017

Bathurst Royal wrapped up the SPPHA NSW National High Point shows for the 2016-2017 season.

Congratulations to all competitors, the horses were turned out beautifully!

 

Results are as follows:

Led Colt

nil

Led Stallion

1st– Im BlueDouble Dee- Judy Frisby

 

Champion Led Colt/Stallion

Im Blue Double Dee- Judy Frisby

Reserve Champion led Colt/Stallion

n/a

 

Led Filly

nil

Led Mare

1st De Rosa Park Diva- Jemma Green

2nd Diamond Park Khaleesi- Amanda Triandopoulos

 

Champion Led Filly/Mare

De Rosa Park Diva- Jemma Green

Reserve Champion Led Filly/Mare

Diamond Park Khaleesi- Amanda Triandopoulos

 

Led Gelding Under 7

Nil

Led Gelding Over 7

1st Chariot King- Debbie Holt

2nd Rainbow Thunder- Caroline Mumford

3rd Diamond Park Atomic Soky- Sal Scott

 

Champion Led Gelding

Chariot King – Debbie Holt

Reserve Champion Led Gelding

Rainbow Thunder – Caroline Mumford

 

Supreme Led Standardbred

Im Blue Double Dee- Judy Frisby

 

Ridden Beginner Standardbred

Nil

Ridden Novice Standardbred

Nil

Ridden Open Standardbred

1st De Rosa Park Diva- Jemma Green

2nd Chariot King- Debbie Holt

3rd Rainbow Thunder- Caroline Mumford

 

Champion Ridden Standardbred

De Rosa Park Diva- Jemma Green

Reserve Champion Ridden Standardbred

Chariot King- Debbie Holt

 

Here are a few photos from the ring from our competitors !

Thank you for supporting the Standardbred classes at the Bathurst Royal Show for 2017.

National High Point: Tamworth Annual Ag Show 2017

Tamworth Annual Ag Show is the NSW National High Point Show #3 for the 2016-2017 Season.

Congratulations everyone who competed at Tamworth Annual Ag show, people traveled from far and wide to be part of the competition.

All the horses are beautifully presented !

Tamworth Results:

Best presented 

1st Diamond Park Khaleesi – Amanda Triandopoulos

2nd Nagnanimous – Amy Mannix

3rd Diamond Park Atomic Soky – Sal Scott

Led Mare 4 and under 8 

1st Diamond Park Khaleesi – Amanda Triandopoulos

2nd Miss Y and Anli Alexander

Led Mare 8 and over 

Nagnanimous and Aimee Mannix

Champion Led Mare 

Nagnanimous – Aimee Mannix

Reserve Champion Led Mare

Diamond Park Khaleesi – Amanda Triandopoulos

Led Gelding 8 and over 

1st Diamond Park Atomic Soky – Sal Scott

2nd Vinnie Blue Jeans – Wade Holden

3rd Midnight Park Spartan – Jess Goodey

Champion Led Gelding

Diamond Park Atomic  Soky – Sal Scott

Reserve Champion Led Gelding 

Vinnie Blue Jeans – Wade Holden

Supreme Led Standardbred

Nagnanimous and Aimee Mannix

Ridden Novice

Miss Y and Anli Alexander

Ridden Newcomer

1st Diamond Park Khaleesi and Aimee Mannix

2nd Miss Y and Anli Alexander

Best Presented Ridden

1st Nagnanimous and Aimee Mannix

2nd DeRosa Park Diva and Jemma Green

3rd Miss Y and Anli Alexander

Open Walk and Trot 

1st Diamond Park Khaleesi- Aimee Mannix

2nd Miss Y and Anli Alexander

3rd DeRosa Park Diva and Jemma Green

Novice Ridden

1st Miss Y and Anli Alexander

Intermediate Ridden

1st DelRosa Park Diva and Jemma Green

2nd Miss Y and Anli Alexander

Open Ridden Mare 

1st Nagnanimous and Aimee Mannix

2nd Miss Y and Anli Alexander

3rd DelRosa Park Diva and Jemma Green

Champion Ridden Standardbred

Nagnanimous and Aimee Mannix

Reserve Ridden Standardbred

Diamond Park Khaleesi and Aimee Mannix

 

Please see some photos from around the ring taken by Sal Scott & other competitors from Tamworth Annual Ag Show.

National High Point: Luddenham Annual Ag Show 2017

18th February we saw MANY beautifully turned out Standardbreds competing.

Luddenham Annual Ag Show is the NSW National High Point Show #2 for the 2016-2017 Season.

Congratulations everyone !

Results are as follows:

Best Presented Standardbred(8)

1st Diamond Park Khaleesi Amanda Triandopolos

2nd Diamond Park Atomic Soky Sal Scott

3rd Chariot King- Debbie Holt

Led Stallion or Colt – n/a

Led Filly under 4 years – n/a

Led Mare 4 years & over (3)

1st Nagnanimous – Aimee Mannix

2nd Diamond Park KhaleesiAmanda Triandopolos

3rd Annabell- Alisha Jay

Champion Led Filly or Mare – Nagnanimous

Reserve Champon Filly or Mare – Diamond Park Khaleesi

Led Gelding under 7 years (1)

1st Vienna Views- Kayleigh Manson

Led Gelding 7 years & over (6)

1st Diamond Park Atomic Soky Sal Scott

2nd Chariot King – Debbie Holt

3rd Classic Croupier- Kayleigh Manson

Champion Led Gelding – Diamond Park Atomic Soky

Reserve Champion Led Gelding – Chariot King

Supreme Led Standardbred – Nagnanimous

Novice Ridden(2)

1st Classic Croupier- Kayleigh Manson

2nd Apache -Alisha Jay

Open Ridden Stallion or Colt – n/a

Open Ridden Mare or Filly(2)

1st Diamond Park Khaleesi Aimee Mannix

2nd Nagnanimous- Amy Mannix

Open Ridden Gelding (3)

1st Chariot King – Aimee Mannix

2nd Apache- Alisha Jay

3rd Classic Croupier- Kayeigh Manson

Champion Ridden Standardbred – Diamond Park Khaleesi

Reserve Champion Ridden Standardbred – Nagnanimous

Hawkesbury Annual Ag Show 2017

SPPHA NSW Proudly presents the Harness Racing New South Wales Off The Track Series for the 2017-2018 Season.

The Harness Racing New South Wales Off The Track series is to promote Standardbred’s as Pleasure Horses upon their retirement from their traditional role of Harness Racing. This is the first series of its kind run in New South Wales and focuses on the transition made from Harness Racing into show horse for Standardbred’s.

We are proud to showcase the Champion and Reserve Champion in the first qualifying class for the series.

Thank you Harness Racing New South Wales with your support to the SPPHA NSW in showcasing the Standardbreds in Life After Racing.

Hawkesbury Annual Ag Show 2017

Hawkesbury Annual Ag Show witnessed a number of beautifully presented Standardbreds in the first Harness Racing New South Wales Off The Track Qualifying Class.

Congratulations to all competitors!

Pictured is our first champion to qualify for the grand final from the Hawkesbury Annual Ag Show 2017, Nagnanimous & Aimee Mannix

 

Nagnanimous & Aimee Mannix

 

Congratulations to our Reserve Champion in the Harness Racing New South Wales Off The Track Qualifying class at Hawkesbury Annual Ag Show 2017 who has also qualified for the grand final.

Kayleigh Manson & Classic Croupier pictured left next to Nagnanimous & Aimee Mannix.

Congratulations ladies on your success !

L-R,
Reserve Champion Kayleigh Manson with Classic Croupier & Champion Nagnanimous with Aimee Mannix

 

 

Thank you Harness Racing New South for your support in Life After Racing and our first Off The Track series for New South Wales

 

 

 

 

Thank you to Maxisoy for supporting the Harness Racing New South Wales Off The Track series with SPPHA NSW

 

Committee Spotlight: Nicholas Triandopoulos

I have joined the SPPHA NSW because of my love of Standardbreds (I know I have too many, but…). I bring to the SPPHA my interpersonal, administrative, organisational and communication skills, which I acquired during 25 years of service with the Australian Government, 12 of which were as a Federal Agent/Sworn member of the Australian Federal Police (AFP).

One day I was minding my own business watching You Tube videos on how to renovate my house when I got a call from Amanda (Vice President), who was at the SPPHA NSW AGM in October 2016, asking if I would be treasurer. I obviously wasn’t thinking clearly after eating way too much ice cream –  and I said ‘yes’. What a fool I thought, but since then you could say I soon got a promotion and ever since I’ve been in the Secretary roll, one of the biggest and craziest roller coaster rides ever.

Apart from the madness, I am semi-retired, currently taking up the massive one year project or renovating my own house (basically on my own) with limited help.

 

 

Member Showcase: Karen Hocking

I took up riding again after a 20+ year break and some bad accidents. I had a bad experience buying a horse and decided to adopt a Standardbred after hearing great things about them, particularly from a horseman I follow, the advice from John O’Leary of Horseproblems Australia. Also. they are a bit of an ‘under dog’ and I liked the idea of rehoming retired race horses that weren’t Thoroughbreds. Best thing I ever did. I have adopted another two since.

I love everything about Haydon, I love that he is a big doofus, a bit of a ‘dude’ and is full of character. I love how he splashes in the water and tries to get everyone around him, including me wet! I love how he tries so hard to please and understand what I ask of him – he forgives my mistakes but will let me know when he is confused (usually by stamping his foot or swinging his head) I love that when I am upset or just not feeling *right* he knows it – and is extra smoochy. I love that he looks for me each day and comes up for a scratch. I love that he is an individual and we are building a good partnership together – I wouldn’t trade him for anything!

Haydon and I started out at a few shows together but figured out very quickly that neither of us are too comfortable in the show ring. He has brought home a few firsts and a few Champions (led) but it’s too hard for us to get to shows (distance). He is a family member first and foremost.

We did our first social (endurance) ride in October 2015, with a further ride in Tooraweenah in April 2016 and Mudgee in May 2016. He is a natural – he has awesome low heart rates, seems to love the trail and I love riding through some amazing country side with him. We camp out and just enjoy the whole thing. He was a little nervy with the camping thing first (small yards) but by the third go, nothing phased him – apart from the 80km riders going out without him in the morning – he wanted to go too!
Once we have a few 40km under our belts and we can get some consistent training in, I want to do an 80km ride. It would be a huge achievement for both of us. I have had a few trainers say to me that with his natural ability and some consistent training, not only would he do 80kms easily, he could be competitive as well. Not everyday you hear that. But to me it doesn’t matter about the competition, I just love spending time with him!