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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Age: 14 years old
Location: Landa Park
About: No known vices. Has been a broodmare after she finished racing. Owner says she had minimum handling since finishing her racing career. Not broken to saddle. Can be bit unsure at first, but is a sweety once she gets to know you.
Height: 15hh Approx
Age: 17 years old
About: Jewels has been broken to saddle but hasn't been ridden for 10 years. She has a beautiful nature and it wouldn't take much to have her saddled up and being ridden again. Jewels does prefer to be floated on her own. She would make a great trail riding horse!
Height: 15.2hh Approx
Age: 6/7years old
About: Shelby is a lovely gentleman who had 2 starts in his racing career. He is not broken to saddle. He is good to float, shoe and handle. He is a horse that needs to build trust with his new owner and seems to be more comfortable around females
Height: 16.3hh approx
Age: 12 years old
About: Slim is a quiet boy who is good to shoe, float and handle. He was broken to saddle as a 2 year old but hasn't been ridden since then. He is a strong horse. Lovely on the ground. Very nice movement.
Height: 16 hh
Age: 9 years old
About: Joker is a gorgeous red bay horse. Quiet on the ground, however is a little sensitive around traffic. Broken to saddle as a 2 year old but hasn't been ridden since. Good to shoe, float and handle.
AGE - RISING 5 YEAR OLD GELDING
RACE NAME- GAME THEORY *
RETIRED FROM RACING - 24/07/18 *
HEIGHT - 14.3HH-15HH *
RIDDEN - 5 TIMES SINCE RETIRING, 3 WITH A SADDLE, 2 BAREBACK.
Small fine build , would suit small adult or child rider. Beautiful quiet temperament easy to show, float and catch.
Still a bit tentative with mounting and dismounting so will need more work.
Race Name: Saganaki
Finished Racing early August
Age: 3 (almost 4)
Height: Approx 15hh
This mare finished racing last week and is looking for her new home. She has no vices. She is a really quiet mare.
Age: Approx 5
Big bird is great around kids. No known vices. Race name: Aurora Heart.
Located: Louth Park, Hunter Valley
Height: Approx 15hh
Hasn't raced for 12 months. Been out of work for 4 months. Not broken to saddle. No vices. Very sensible horse
Height: Approx 16.2hh
8 years under saddle. Never put a foot wrong. Professionally started. Not a fan of flat work. Can be very lazy. Suits trail riding. Done extensive trail & pleasure riding for 8 years. Ridden heaps in traffic & suburbs. With dogs also. Has been running with mini mare & young weanling. Polite horse. A horse that can be left for months & get back on and still as quiet.
Located: Near Lithgow