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 – if you can’t see a horse you like here, and you are interested in adopting a Standardbred, 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!
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 can be found on the SPPHA NSW document library page.
To find out more information on the below horses email firstname.lastname@example.org