SAQ Adoption Program

The SAQ adoption program has been running since 2003 and we have successfully re-homed over 600 Standardbreds, retired from their racing careers. Some of these horses were retired due to injuries, or simply because they lacked speed. ›› Read more


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The SAQ can provide Standardbred owners with show registration cards that are necessary to contest agricultural shows and participate in the National High Point Awards and the SAQ Annual Awards. ›› Read more



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SAQ is proud to announce our new Patron & No.1 Ticket Holder for 2018


To download our Media Release click here

A huge Milestone for the SAQ Horse Adoption Program


Happy Austrlalia Day


SAQ Celebrates it's 20th Year Anniversary


SAQ Newsletter December 2017

Greetings, to the members and friends of the Standardbred Association of Queensland, I have been tasked with reporting on the activities of 2017.
It has been a year of achievements and including a couple of firsts. This year has been the first to have the Track to Hack series in Queensland. This competition rewards horses that are performing well in the show scene.
This year’s final had an awesome line up that would be highly competitive in open competition. We are hoping to include more agricultural shows as qualifiers in 2018.
Our two Open State Championships for Showjumping and Dressage went well and I encourage more people to attend.... Read More

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2017 SAQ AGM & Awards Night


2017/2018 Membership Renewal Due

 Don't forget to renew your membership for next season! 2017/2018 Membership is due by 30th September, 2017

To renew your membership click here

September Newsletter

 Our September 2017 Newsletter can now be downloaded:

SAQ Newsletter Jan/Feb 2017


See the whole Newsletter

2017 Show Prep Clinic with Emily Wonka

Its the time again that the SAQ proudly presents our

more info here

SAQ Fun & Welcome Muster

2017 SAQ Calendar of Events

Our proposed 2017 Calendar of Events is available to download now. Click here to download.

We will be adding more events as they are confirmed and will update the calendar regularly with any changes.

SAQ Horse Adoption Program - 2017 Standrdardbred Ambassador

We are happy to announce a new incentive program for SAQ Adoptees and their Standardbreds adopted through the SAQ Horse Placement Program!

To download details of the 2017 Standardbred Ambassador Program click here

SAQ Membership Renewal due 30th September, 2016

A reminder to all Members that SAQ Membership Renewals are due by 30th September, 2016.

Download 2016-2017 SAQ Membership Renewal Form

2016 SAQ Annual General Meeting and Awards Night

Our 2016 Annual General Meeting and Awards Night will be held at Albion Park Raceway on Saturday 29th October, 2016

Download AGM/Awards Night Annoucement

Download AGM Agenda

Download 2016/17 Committee Member Nomination Form

Download Committee Position Role Descriptions here


10th Annual 2016 SAQ & Racing Queensland State Hacking & Harness Championships

Gatton Show Grounds

20th & 21st August, 2016

Download Results here


2016 SAQ Show Jumping Gala and State Show Jumping Championships - Results

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the 2016 SAQ Show Jumping Gala and State Show Jumping Championships at the City of Ipswich Pony Club Grounds on Sunday 22nd May, 2016. It was a great atmosphere, and everyone seemed to enjoy the day.

To download the competition results click here

To see Event Photos thanks to Terri D Photography click here

PRARG Fun Day - Invitation to all SAQ Members

Park Ridge Adult Riding Group would like to invite all SAQ Members to attend their Fun Day on Sunday 26th June, 2016, to be held at the PRARG Grounds, Cnr Olsen & Teviot Roads, North Maclean. This is a pre nominated event for PRARG and SAQ members only, with nominations closing 14th June, 2016.

To download further details of the day please click here.

New Annual Award Announcement

We are pleased to announce that we have added another Annual Award for joint members of SAQ and PCAQ

Standardbred Pony Club Performance Award

Competition runs from 1st January, 2016 to 31st December, 2016.

For further details, nomination forms and scorecards please click here

Rosewood Equestrian Group Fundraiser - Kara Kar Float Raffle

Tickets can be purchased at all SAQ Events or online

2015-16 National Standardbred High Points Competition

Nominations are now open for the 2015-16 National Standardbred High Points Competition.

To download more details and the nomination form please click here

Or to nominate online please click here

Rosewood Equestrian Group Fundraiser - Mad Hatters Ball - 5th March, 2016 - Rosewood Show Hall

SAQ are now selling tickets to support the Rosewood Equestrian Group Fundraiser

Tickets can be purchased online here or directly through the club - contact Melissa Bell

Please support this fundraiser and get your family, friends and club members together to book a table for a great night of entertainment!

Next SAQ Event - SAQ Australia Day Trail Ride - 26th January, 2016 - Laidley

Our first SAQ Event for 2016 will be the Australia Day Trail Ride through the hills of Laidley on Tuesday 26th January, 2016.

To download the flier click here

Rosewood Equestrian Group Fundraiser

A great Christmas present to give yourself or a friend. Subscribe to Horse and People Magazine and mention this ad and $5 from your subscription will be donated to the Rosewood Equestrian Group.

SAQ Christmas Break-Up & Fun Day at Marburg Races - Saturday 19th December, 2015.

2016 SAQ Events Calendar

The SAQ Committee have been working hard over the past month on the 2016 SAQ Events Calendar. Although we are still in the process of confirming some venues and dates, we have put together a proposed calendar so that members can start planning for next year. We will be updating the calendar with confirmation of dates, venues, instructors and event programs as they become available. Please check back regularly for updates, and if you know of any other events that members may be interested in attending throughout the year, please contact our events co-ordinator, Julie Mourilyan to have them added to the calendar.

Please follow this link to view our Events Calendar.


New SAQ Horse Registration Details

We have recently had a revamp of our Horse Registration Process, and have reviewed and updated all our previous Horse Registration Forms.

We would like to encourage all SAQ Members to update their Horse Registration Details if they have previously registered their horse/s with SAQ, or to register their horse/s if they have not previous done so in the past.

Registration provides official identification of the horse, which may be requested for equestrian competitions and/or breed classes by event/show committees. It may also identify the person as the owner/lessee of a horse.

Applications for registration will only be accepted from financial members of SAQ and is free to all members. (Part Bred Standardbreds and NRS Unbranded Purebred Standardbreds may require a fee if DNA testing is required for validation.)

Please follow this link, which will direct you to our Horse Registration Page, for further details and Registration Application Forms.

AGM News

Please find here the information about our new committee.

Congrats to everyone....

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The 2015 SAQ Inc Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 31st October, 2015.

To All SAQ Members,


The 2015 SAQ Inc Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 31st  October, 2015. 


We encourage all our members to attend the AGM, and welcome any members who wish to nominate for a position on the committee.  The new committee elected will hold their nominated positions until their 12 month tenure is completed. 

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Membership renewal is due soon


Membership is due for renewal on 30th September, 2015.

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NHP 2014_15 Results

2014/2015 National High Points Competition

The SAQ competitors did extremely well this year and we would love to see as many of you as possible again contesting the National Competition this season

Here the results

SAQ is hosting a Alistair McLean Clinic

More info here

For Online nomiations click here

For offline nominations click here



SAQ Harness Introductory Clinic

Ever thought about Pleasure Harness? Now the SAQ is offering a Training day in June (Queens Birthday Public Holiday). Come along and see what is involved. Cost is $25 for the day, with lunch provided, with all profits being donated to the Lockyer Valley Riding for the Disabled.

Online Nomination:…/harness-clinic-20…/honline-nom15.php

SAQ Jumping & Cross Country Clinic 2015 with Ruth Jeoffrey

Ever wanted to try Jumping or Cross Country? Then nominate for the SAQ Show Jumping & Cross Country Clinic with Ruth Jeffrey on the 15th of March at Waterford PonyClub.

Open to all breeds, SAQ Members and Non SAQ Members

Online Nomination:…/jumping-cross-c…/jcconline-nom15.php

The Great South East Endurance Riders 2015 Intro and Training ride weekend February 14 & 15th, 2015

SAQ is hosting a 2 day Clicker Training Clinic with Georgia Bruce

SAQ Inc Proudly presents - 2 Day Clicker Training Clinic with Georgia Bruce

Clinic Includes two full days of training:
Theory Sessions
How Horses Learn & The Basic Science of Horse Training
How Clicker Training Works
Practical Sessions
Introducing Your Horse to Clicker Training
Groundwork With the Clicker – Establishing Light Responses
Desensitizing and Bombproofing Your Horse
Riding with the Clicker – Improving the Basic Responses Under Saddle
Suppleness and Self Carriage
Training Lateral Movements
Trick Training and Liberty Work
Using Clicker Training to Solve Behaviour Problems
Learn how to bring out the best in your horse with Clicker Training

Clinic Cost: $300 (50% non refundable deposit to secure your spot)

Spectators Cost Per Day: $40

Places Limited, Bookings Essential

Online Nomination:…/shows-and-…/clicker-online-nom15.php

Offline Nomination pack:…/Click%20with%20ho…/NompackCwH(1).pdf


SAQ is hosting a Tanja Mitton Clinic

More info here

For Online nomiations click here

For offline nominations click here

Park Ridge Active Riding Group is hosting a Superinstructor day

When:- Saturday 14th February, 2015
Venue:- PRARG Grounds, Cnr. Olson & Teviot Roads, North Maclean
Bookings close:- Friday 6th February, 2015


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Visit the SAQ on QSEC

The SAQ will have a stand on QSEC show at Caboolture

7/8th of February.

Come along, say HI;-)

Proposed Event Calendar

Please be aware this is the proposed events calendar, some dates, places and instructors are still to be confirmed

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SAQ Show Prep Clinic with Emily Wonka

SAQ Show Preparation Clinic - Sunday 22nd Feb, 2015. Starts 8.30am till mid afternoon. Held at Marburg Showgrounds - Queens St, Marburg.
SAQ Members with a horse $40 without a horse $30
Non-members with a horse $55 without a horse $45
Nominations close: Friday 7th Feb, 2015.

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2014/2015 SAQ Trailblazers

SAQ Trailblazers

Trailblazers will be running again this year.
Ride dates and venues will be posted via the SAQ Website and SAQ Trailblazers Facebook page



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National High Points -Results

Please see here the NHP results 13/14   >>>>> Click here for PDF

Congrats to everyone who was part of it

Equitana 2014 - Vote for a Standie


You may know that Standardbreds Australia Unharnessed, via Harness Racing Victoria, have sponsored a large site of 4 horse boxes and an administration box in the breed village at Equitana in Melbourne later this month.


On the Sunday, 23 November, one horse representing its breed is eligible to enter the 2014 Equitana Horse of the Year event.  The SPPHAV put the question to David Aiken, one of Victoria’s most successful harness racing trainers in order to secure a “true type” to represent the Standardbred.  Without pause, David suggested the stallion Unique Icon.  While he is not a young horse he is in great condition and is beautifully conformed and quite a stunner.  Of course he also has the good manners that we expect of this beautiful breed.

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2014 SAQ AGM is now confirmed

The 2014 SAQ Inc Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 25th October, 2014. 

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Noosa 2014

It's that time of year again.

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Sporting Day

Come along and join SAQ at our Open Sporting Fun Day open to all breeds, all ages with different groups to suit different abilities.
SAQ Open Sporting Fun Day at Rosewood Showgrounds on Sunday 21st September 2014

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State Score / Points sheet

Please download the excel score/points sheet here

Program and Nomination Pack is out

Our Nomination and Program pack for 2014 States Championship is out

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Info about upcoming 2014 State Championships

2014 SAQ State Championships

 Here already some info about our upcoming event. Nominationpackages are available from the 16/6/14

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Results of 2014 Showjumping Gala

What a great day at Ipswich Pony Club

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Results Dressage Spectacular 2014

What a great day...and here are the results

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SAQ Showjumping Gala 2014

Coming Up:

SAQ Showjumping Gala 2014

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SAQ Dressage Spectacular 2014

In April:

SAQ Dressage Spectacular 2014

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Polocross Club invites all SAQ Members

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SAQ Dressage Clinic cancelled

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we unfortunately have to cancel our dressage clinic which was to be held on Saturday 6th April .
The SAQ Dressage Spectacular will still go ahead on Saturday 26th April 2014 and we look forward to seeing many competitors with there beautiful standardbreds.

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SAQ Dressage Clinic 5/4/14

SAQ Dressage Clinic April 5th 2014

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SAQ Jumping & Cross Country Clinic 2014

SAQ Jumping & Cross Country Clinic 2014

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Next SAQ General Meeting

Next SAQ General Meeting

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SAQ Trailride 23/2/14

SAQ Trailride on the 23rd of February at Hardings Paddock

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Upcoming NON-SAQ events

And here some very great events which are coming up. The SAQ can recommened to our members to be part of these events:

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SAQ Secretary has resigned

SAQ Secretary has resigned

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SAQ General Meeting 12/2/14

Next SAQ General Meeting

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SAQ Show Prep Clinic 2/2/14

SAQ Show Prep Clinic 2/2/14

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SAQ Endurance Day 19/1/14

SAQ Endurance Day 19/1/14

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Equitana 2013

Equitana 2013

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HO HO HO Our SAQ Christmas Break up is coming up

Our SAQ Christmas Break up is coming up

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