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Recap: SPPHA NSW Training Day September

The Standardbred Pleasure and Performance Horse Association of New South Wales and Harness Racing New South Wales, hosted the first training day for SPPHA NSW members on Saturday 16th September.

We would like to thank Belinda from Suntori Park for hosting our training day at your beautiful property, it was an absolute treat riding in your magnificent arena. Not to mention Kate Taylor-Wheat from KTW Dressage for your coaching, it was an inspirational and motivational day for all riders.

The training day commenced with beautiful spring morning back dropped behind the arena. It was an intimate day with four riders, first up was Ingrid and Arniwho. Who is currently competing Novice dressage and who are sponsored by SPPHA NSW.

Arniwho Training Day


Our second rider of the day was Anniejayn with her big beautiful boy Royal Remington, Anniejayn and Royal Remington were recently awarded Champion in the Harness Racing New South Wales Off The Track Series at Penrith Annual Ag Show.  Remi has also been one of the successful horses to go through the SPPHA NSW Horse Placement Program.

Royal Remington


Our third rider for the day was Kate riding Amanda’s lovely mare Diamond Park Khaleesi, who was SPPHA NSW entry in the National High Point Competition. Diamond Park Khaleesi was awarded OVERALL Senior Led Mare Champion and OVERALL Senior Ridden Mare Champion.


Our fourth and final rider for the SPPHA NSW Training day with Kate Taylor-Wheat was Megan riding her sweet mare Mischief Managed.  Who were recently awarded Champion Ridden Standardbred at St Ives Winter Show. And who were both very colour coordinated for the training day!

Mischief Managed


All the riders had a great lesson, it was fantastic opportunity to have Kate for our SPPHA NSW Training day.

Kate is an accredited EA NCAS Coach who regularly coaches Beginners to Grand Prix riders, there was no part of the lesson that was left unexplained.  It was amazing to witness the improvement throughout the riders during the day – and who might have been a little tired the next day!

Looking forward to seeing each of the riders achievements this coming season.


Suntori park

 

Announcement: New South Wales State Championships 2018 Program

The Standardbred Pleasure and Performance Horse Association of New South Wales and Harness Racing New South Wales are proud to present

New South Wales State Championships 2018

 

This is the first State Championships in New South Wales for Standardbred’s! We are proudly hosting our first State Championships at Tamworth Showground on Saturday 17th – Sunday 18th March 2018.

With a variety of classes on offer, there truly is something for everyone. Show harness, racing harness turnout, best presented, multiple led classes, handler classes, multiple ridden classes, rider classes and much, much more!

The program is now available and can be downloaded by clicking here. ** Amended program V2 – 20/9/17**

With MANY prizes on offer over the weekend, this is not an event to be missed! The Standardbred Pleasure and Performance Horse Association of New South Wales are privileged to be running the first State Championships along side Harness Racing New South Wales in our joint venture to promote Life After Racing. Because they’re not just for racing!

Proudly showcasing our feature event on Sunday 18th March 2018 at lunch time, the GRAND FINAL of the Harness Racing New South Wales Off The Track Series! If you have not secured your spot for this series, there is still time! Please check the Off The Track Series page for all details including upcoming qualifying classes at a show near you!

Early bird entries are open until the 16th February 2018, any entry received after this date (including on the day of the show) will occur a $2 late entry fee per class. All entries received before the 16th February will go into the draw to win a bag of feed! Proudly donated by Conqueror Milling Company.

There will be a social BBQ on the Saturday evening, meals are FREE for all SPPHA NSW members attending the State Championships! (if you are not a member, now is the time to join- click here. Your membership will run until the end of this financial year! Not to mention class discounts!)

We look forward to seeing beautiful Standardbred’s from across New South Wales and even Standardbred’s from over the boarder!

ENTRY FORMS will be available from the 1st October 2017. Keep an eye out on our State Championships Page here

In the meantime any questions can be sent to SPPHA NSW State Championships Sub Committee at: competitions@standardbred.org.au 

 

Annual Awards Night 2017

The Standardbred Pleasure and Performance Horse Association of New South Wales proudly presents 


Annual Awards Night 2017


The Standardbred Pleasure and Performance Horse Association of New South Wales invites all members, family and friends to come along and celebrate the achievements with our members in life after racing.

We will be showcasing the achievements from our members from:

Showing 

Dressage

Endurance

Awards on offer can be viewed here


WHEN: 6 pmSaturday 30th September

WHERE: Penrith Paceway, Ground Floor

DRESS: Smart Casual

RSVP: By Friday 15th September

FREE ENTRY

Please RSVP to: competitions@standardbred.org.au 

National High Point 2016-2017 Results

Congratulations everyone who participated in the National High Point Competition for the 2016-2017 season!

The SPPHA NSW are pleased to announce the following SPPHA NSW Members with their achievements.

Gelding Senior Led Section

2nd Overall Led Senior Gelding

Atomic Soky with Sal Scott

4th Overall Led Senior Gelding

Chariot King with Debbie Holt

Gelding Senior Ridden Section

3rd Overall Ridden Senior Gelding

Chariot King with Debbie Holt

5th Overall Ridden Senior Gelding

Rainbow Thunder with Caroline Mumford

Mare Senior Led Section

1st Overall Led Mare Senior

Diamond Park Khaleesi with Amanda Triandopoulos

Mare Senior Ridden Section

1st Overall Ridden Mare Senior

Diamond Park Khaleesi with Amanda Triandopoulos

 

OVERALL Champion Senior Led Mare- DIAMOND PARK KHALEESI

OVERALL Champion Senior Ridden Mare- DIAMOND PARK KHALEESI

CONGRATULATIONS NEW SOUTH WALES!

Full Results can be downloaded HERE

Why you need to become an SPPHA NSW member today!

standardbred show horse

 

BENEFITS OF BECOMING A MEMBER OF THE SPPHA NSW

Membership of SPPHA NSW is a requirement if you wish to adopt a Standardbred through the adoption program or register a Standardbred with the association.

For SPPHA NSW members we also run several High Point competitions and offer Sponsorship. To be eligible for these awards, you must be a financial member of SPPHA NSW and compete on a Standardbred horse. A presentation for all awards is held towards the end of each year.


Horse Placement

The Horse Adoption/Placement program is the most important aspect of SPPHA NSW’s work. Our 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.

As well as being a member of SPPHA NSW, you will need to complete an Adoption Application form and pay a $150 Adoption Administration Fee.

You can read the Terms and Conditions here and also browse through our available horses searching for their home after racing.


Registration

SPPHA NSW has run a registry for Purebred and Partbred Standardbreds for more than 20 years.

The types of Registration available through SPPHA NSW include: Purebred Registration; Partbred Registration (DNA testing is required); Transfer of Registration; Unbranded Standardbred Registration (DNA testing is required).

Registration of horses with SPPHA NSW is not mandated except for the following:

  • National High Point Showing Competition;
  • Sponsorship – where the horse is unnamed with HRA or is shown under a different name to that registered with HRA.

You can view our registration page here.

N.B. For adopted horses, registration automatically occurs at the end of the lease period.


Competition

New South Wales State Showing High Point

The NSW State High Points Showing Competition encompasses all NSW shows that include Standardbred classes. The show season begins with Hawkesbury Show (April/May) each year. Competitors must be financial members of SPPHA NSW and must present (lead and/or ride) the horse/s to have their results included. Once the season has finished, results are tallied and a presentation is usually held towards the end of the year.

National High Point Showing Competition

Each year each state SPPHA/SAQ offer a National High Point competition to their members.

For a maximum entry fee of $40, the competition requires SPPHA NSW members and their SPPHA-registered horses to contest at 4 nominated shows and submit their results via the NHPC performance card after attending the final show. The 4 nominated shows must include Led classes to Supreme and Ridden Classes to Champion; only Open Ridden classes are eligible (i.e. must include canter). The nominated shows will be advised by SPPHA NSW before the start of the competition.

With sections for junior members (mares and geldings) and senior members (stallions, mares and geldings) in led and ridden classes, sashes are presented to the Top 5 in each section, as well as Championship sashes and 2 National Performance Horse – Junior National Performance Horse and Senior National Performance Horse – braided neck sashes and rosette. Where possible, vouchers are also offered as prizes to the major winners.

Harness Racing New South Wales Off The Track Series

New and exciting series promoted through the Standardbred Pleasure and Performance Horse Association of New South Wales. The Harness Racing New South Wales Off The Track Series consists of 9 qualifying classes over the 2017-2018 showing season with each Champion and Reserve Champion automatically qualifying for the Harness Racing New South Wales Off The Track Grand Final at the Standardbred Pleasure and Performance Horse Association of New South Wales State Championships. More information can be found here.

Upcoming competitions with Standardbred classes can be found on the SPPHA NSW Showing Events Page. 


New South Wales State Dressage High Point

The competition year is 1st May of the current year to 30th April of the following year. Any level of dressage test, open/competitive or restricted/unrestricted, is acceptable.  Average scores calculated from the tests at each level will be used to determine prize winners. The award categories are:  Highest average score per level (Preparatory, Preliminary, Novice, Elementary, etc.); Highest score overall; Best Rider award (based on the collective marks); Encouragement Award(s).

To participate you must be a financial member of SPPHA NSW. All members will be notified by SPPHA NSW after 30th April to send in copies of your test sheets (scan and email, or copy and post) to determine the winners.

 


New South Wales State Endurance High Point

Points are collected from participating in endurance rides run by the NSW Endurance Riders Association from 1st May to 30th April of the following year.

Accumulation of points is based on:

  • one point for every successful kilometre completed;
  • the final fitness grading of the horse.

There are no points for placing in the rides, in keeping with the endurance philosophy of “to complete is to win”.

The competition is split into 2 divisions:

  • Social division (20km and under)
  • Open division (40km and over)

To take part you must be a financial member of SPPHA NSW. You will be notified by SPPHA NSW after 30th April to send in copies of your endurance cards (scan and email, or copy and post) to determine the winners.


Sponsorship

SPPHA NSW will provide sponsorship for current SPPHA NSW financial members who have been competed with their Standardbred horse(s) at a minimum of 3 events in Open competition for a minimum of 12 months. The emphasis is on the commitment to compete on equal terms, to strive for continuous improvement and actively work towards reaching the next level of your chosen discipline(s).

The criteria for each discipline are as follows:

  • Show Horse – non-breed Ridden classes in full open competition;
  • Dressage – Preliminary level and above;
  • Eventing – Newcomers (60cm) and above;
  • Jumping – 60cm and above;
  • Endurance – Training level (40km) and above;
  • Carriage driving (competitive);
  • Other disciplines will be accepted but must be at a competitive level considered above Beginner/Basic i.e. Standardbreds compete with the same expectations as any other horse (e.g. ARC competition days, Pony Club, Interschools, Western, Sporting, Team Penning, Campdrafting).

The form that Sponsorship will take is at the discretion of the SPPHA NSW committee. Sponsorship may be a package and may include some of the following: one-off payment towards entry fees; monogrammed rug to be used on competition days; monogrammed saddle cloth for competition days; promotional T-shirt and cap.

Additional information including an application can be found here.


 

 

Personal Accident Insurance Cover

Current financial members of SPPHA NSW are eligible to take advantage of the Personal Accident (PA) Insurance offer available through Equestrian Sport Insurance (ESI). This insurance provides 24/7 cover when taking part in hobby/pleasure horse–related activities (i.e. not earning money from horse riding/handling).

The initial application and payment will be made through SPPHA NSW, with annual renewals (due 1st July each year) being processed via ESI. To be eligible for renewal you must remain a financial member of SPPHA NSW.

The commercial cost of this PA cover is currently $169.50, taken out through the Australian Horse Industry Council (AHIC). SPPHA NSW has received generous sponsorship to affiliate with AHIC, which activates a price reduction of the annual fee to $95 for adults and $75 for those under 18 years of age.

As well as the price reduction to members, SPPHA NSW will receive a small administration fee for managing the insurance listing. So, while members can enjoy 24/7 personal accident insurance cover at this generously reduced cost, SPPHA NSW will also benefit through receipt of the administration fee – a winning situation for both members and the association.

This insurance can be purchased directly online at https://www.equestriansportsinsurance.com.au/

Just answer yes that you are an AHIC Affiliate and select Standardbreds and you are on the way. This replaces the need for states to gather the information from members and send the information to ESI.

 

Public Liability Insurance Cover

All current financial SPPHA NSW members are covered by the Association’s Public Liability Insurance for travel to and from any event or show or holding Standardbred classes that is listed on our webpage (www.standardbred.org.au).

For example: if you were travelling to a show and had to stop and unload your horses due to a flat tyre, if your horse got loose and caused an accident, you would be covered by SPPHA NSW’s Public Liability Insurance for the damage caused.

SPPHA NSW Membership forms can be downloaded here

Additional information about the SPPHA NSW Membership can be found on our Membership Page

 

 

Penrith Annual Ag Show 2017

Royal Remington Champion

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 fourth 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.

PENRITH ANNUAL AG SHOW 2017

Penrith Annual Ag Show witnessed a number of beautifully presented Standardbred’s in the fourth 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 Penrith Annual Ag Show 2017, Royal Remington ridden by Anniejayn Caville.

Royal Remington Champion

Pictured is our fourth Reserve Champion to qualify for the grand final from the Penrith Annual Ag Show 2017,Adios Shannon ridden by Heleena Bamford.

Congratulations on your success ladies!

Adios Shannon Runner Up

 

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

Quirindi 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 in the third 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.

QUIRINDI ANNUAL AG SHOW 2017

Qurindi Annual Ag Show witnessed a number of beautifully presented Standardbreds in the third 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 Quirindi Annual Ag Show 2017, DeRosa Park Diva, ridden by Jemma Green and owned by Candice Wilkins

 

DeRosa Park Diva ridden by Jemma Green and owned by Candice Wilkins

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

Announcement: Canberra Royal 2018

It is with great pleasure to announce the addition of Standardbred classes at the  Canberra Royal 2018 Show.

Thank you to the Royal National Capital Agricultural Society for accepting the Standardbred Pleasure and Performance Horse Association of New South Wales proposal to include the breed.

Canberra Royal 2018 will be on the 23rd-25th February 2018, please take note and save the date.

This is an exciting time for Standardbred owners in New South Wales classes will be finalised shortly with the schedule being released 1st September 2017.

The Standardbred program will include a Led, Ridden and Harness section.

Details of the event will be posted on the SPPHA NSW website and social media.

Canberra Royal details can be found on their website here: http://www.canberrashow.org.au/horse  

 

National High Point 2017-2018

Nominations are now open for the National High Point competition for the 2017-2018 season.

Each participating state association has nominated 4 shows that offer led and ridden classes that lead to a Supreme Led Standardbred Exhibit sash presentation and a Ridden Champion Standardbred sash presentations.

The following shows will be SPPHA NSW National High Point Shows

• Penrith Show 27th August 2017 (Penrith Showground)

• Cootamundra Show 21st October 2017 (Cootamundra Showground )

• Luddenham Show 17thth February 2018 ( Luddenham Showground )

• Hawkesbury Show  21st April 2018  (Hawkesbury Showground, Clarendon)

 

Entry fees are $20 per section (Led and Ridden).

Forms can be downloaded HERE, ALL nominations MUST BE returned to SPPHA NSW by 20th August 2017.

You can email the completed forms to: competitions@standardbred.org.au

SPPHA NSW Committee: Welcome New Committee for 2017-2018

Thank you to all who attended the SPPHA NSW AGM on Saturday 29th July 2017 at Richmond Gold Club.

We warmly welcome the following SPPHA NSW Committee Members:

President  ………..  Ingrid Darlington

Vice-President  … Amanda Triandopoulos (Horse Placement, Horse Registrar)

Treasurer  …………  Sharon Lambert

Secretary  ………… Nicholas Triandopoulos

General  ……………  Sarah Solomona

General  ……………  Glenda Shearer (Membership)

General  ……………  Susan Parkinson (Merchandise)

General  ……………  Ann Tapp

General  ……………  Debra Holt

General  ……………  Leanne Carter

General  ……………  Sarah Harvey (Horse Placement)

General  ……………  Jennifer McClean

We look forward to working together to promote the Standardbred in 2017 and 2018.

 

Please update your SPPHA NSW Contact details to the following:

Secretary:                   secretary@standardbred.org.au

Competitions:          competitions@standardbred.org.au

Horse Registrar:     registrar@standardbred.org.au

Memberships:         membership@standardbred.org.au

Horse Placement: horseplacement@standardbred.org.au

Merchandise:          merchandise@standardbred.org.au

Events:                        events@standardbred.org.au

General:                     spphansw@standardbred.org.au

 

Postal Address: PO BOX 171 Kurrajong, NSW 2758

Phone: 0414 963 471 (General Inquiries)

Phone: 0499 713 103(Horse Placement)