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


Horse Registration

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 Horse Adoption Program - 2017 Standardbred Ambassador

Giving Standardbreds a Second Chance to Shine

 Proudly sponsored by SAQ Horse Adoption Program, Mac and Mall Trading & Terri D's Photography

Congratulations to our 2017 Standardbred Ambassadors:

There Goes Dusty - Exhibited by Natalie Tabb


Sass N Class - Exhibited by Sheridon Brown


Watch this space for Results, stories, blogs and pictures of these 2 wonderful ambassadors for our breed throughout the year!




Adoptees that enjoy competing with their SAQ Adoption horses now have the opportunity to assist the program in promoting retired Standardbred racehorses for careers beyond the track. The goal is to educate the equestrian community about the athlete ability, level-headed temperament, adaptability and versatility of retired Standardbreds.


The SAQ Horse Adoption Program - 2017 Standardbred Ambassador is open to Standardbred adoptees and their adopted SAQ Horses, who actively participate in a riding or driving discipline. Two SAQ Standardbred Adoptees will be selected annually to participate. Ambassadors will promote the SAQ and our Horse Adoption Program at various events and shows throughout the year, by handing out literature, displaying banners, and wearing SAQ apparel. Their equine partners have an equally important role demonstrating their aptitude for disciplines from Eventing and Dressage to Sporting and Endurance.

Each Successful Ambassador will receive the following promotional items:

**Each Ambassador will be responsible for providing blog entries, quality photos, and fun video clips throughout the year which will be shared on our website, newsletter and social media pages!**


Ambassadors must be actively competing in at least one of these disciplines at shows or events:

Show Jumping, Dressage, Hacking, Eventing, Western Pleasure, Sporting, Endurance, Competitive Trail, Pleasure or Competitive Driving.


1. Fill out and submit the 2017 Standardbred Ambassador application before the deadline of 14th October, 2016.

2. Along with the application, send in quality photos and a creative 2-4 minute video with your adopted horse that depicts why you & your Standardbred will make great SAQ Ambassadors.

3. Applicants must be current SAQ Members.

4. Horse must be adopted through the SAQ Horse Adoption Program.

5. Successful applicants will be announced at our AGM & Awards night on 29th October, 2016.