Current Available Horses Through SPPHA NSW
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.
Horses are available through the new SPPHA NSW Horse Placement Training Program, adoption fees my vary and are advised by the Horse Placement Officer at time of enquiry.
Application form including SPPHA NSW Membership can be found on our SPPHA NSW Forms page.
To find out more information on the below horses please phone: +61 499 713 103 or email email@example.com
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: 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.
Height: 16.1 hh
Age: 6 years old
Location: Mt Colinton
About: Mr Darcy is a sweet boy and is gentle with other horses. Companion horse only.
Height: 15hh approx.
Age: 4 years old
About: Nairobi, has to be re homed urgently. Her owner has to relocate to QLD for work and is unable to take her. She is very soft and gentle girl, very easy to do anything with. She isn't broken to saddle as yet but would be very easy because of her kind nature. She canters in the paddock and her owner has never seen her pace. She is a very calm and quick learner, floats like a dream. Is an extremely good doer with feed.
Age: 8 years old
About: Vegas has been professionally broken in. Has done trail riding, some showing and a 20km endurance ride. He has been out of work for about 12 months.
Vegas has a medical condition where he has two pockets in his esophagus. Because of this he strictly has to be fed Hygain Trucare. No hay or chaff. Grazing on pasture is fine. This medical condition has not impacted on him in any other way. He holds his weight very well. Vegas also suffers from the QLD itch. When kept under control he is rugged, it is mild. Vegas is a lovely character who is easy to catch, worm, trim and float. Because of his medical conditions, he will need to go to an experienced home. He will require an intermediate rider to bring him back into work.
Height: 15hh approx.
Age: 17 years old
About: Ally is best suited as a companion horse. She has never raced and is not broken to saddle. She is good to catch, float and handle.