Most of the horses available come to us straight from harness racing. Very few are broken to saddle and it is up to you to have this done. Of the few listed as being under saddle, many are newly started and will require further training to reach their full potential. The temperament of the breed in general makes the Standardbred suitable for almost any use and the majority are easily handled by a sensible beginner. We have a list of Standardbred-friendly trainers who have previously assisted our members on our Resources page but there may be horse breakers/trainers already available in your area (we welcome further additions to our list). Please also see our Merchandise page for books that can be of assistance, or see our Links page for access to training/advice websites.
We have no influence over what sort of horses we get, how many, or when, or where. Depending on where you live and what your “wish list” says, you could be waiting for some time. However, we now have a multitude of horses waiting for good homes. Check through the list and have a think about how far you can go from your wish list, and how far you want to travel to look at and collect a horse.
Horses often come up for adoption and are placed more quickly than we can update the website – so even if you can’t see a horse you like here, and you are interested in adopting a Standardbred from us, send us your paperwork so that we have you on our books, and can match you up with your new friend as one becomes available!
Remember – you must be a MEMBER OF SPPHA NSW to adopt. You can send us your Adoption Application and Membership form at the same time.
To find out more information on the below horses please phone: +61 499 713 103 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Current Available Horses Through SPPHA NSW
Age: 15 years old
About: Bailey needs an experienced rider as when out of work he can throw in a couple of bucks and be forward moving. Would be suitable for an endurance home as well.
Age: 10 years old
About: Big Chestnut mare approximately 15.3 – 16hh, 10 years old. Last raced in April 2012. Has been turned out since and going to waste. Extremely quiet and kind mare and loves attention and kids, gets handled everyday.
Height: 15.3-16hh approx.
Age: 13years old
About: Ready for a new career after racing
Broken to harness only but would be easy to break to Saddle as he is a very soft and gentle boy , easy to handle,
Worm and shoe. His carer says he loves the company of other horses so would be more suited to a home with another horse/horses .
Age: 19 years old
About: Holly has been a broodmare all her life and has had some amazing foals. Not sure if she is broken to harness but she is not saddle broken. Holly is very soft and easy to deal with. Needs a home away from the Coast as she does get the itch in that environment. Would be suitable as a companion.
I AM READY
Age: 8 years old
About: Oscar is an extremely personable boy- good to catch (he catches you) float and shoe. Broken to harness only but his owner says he will be no problem to break into saddle as he is so easy.
Age: rising 8 years old
Location: North Richmond
About: Ricky is a beautiful boy , broken to Saddle for 3 years and requires an intermediate level rider. Ricky will only be suited to a weekend trail ride horse and will not cope with circle work or hard work . Perfect for a nice quiet trail ride on a weekend or companion.
Height: 16hh approx
Age: 7 years
About: John is broken to saddle but needs an experienced rider as he is very green. Good for farrier, easy to catch, not fond of worming pastes 🙂