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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2012/2013 National High Points Competition

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

Members of the Standardbred Pleasure Associations, in Australia, are invited to take part in this exciting national, members-only, competition.
There will be junior and senior sections in the competition as follows:

  • Juniors-handler/rider to be under 18 years of age on 1st July 2012
  • Junior Led Gelding Junior Led Mare
  • Junior Ridden Gelding Junior Ridden Mare
  • Seniors-handler/rider to be 18 years or over on 1st July 2012
  • Senior Led Gelding
  • Senior Led Mare
  • Senior Led Stallion
  • Senior Ridden Gelding
  • Senior Ridden Mare
  • Senior Ridden Stallion

With the following states Tasmania, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia all now taking part in what has the capacity to become one of the largest show-ring competitions in Australia.
Each state association, participating in this season’s competition, has nominated 4 shows that offer led and ridden classes that lead to a Supreme Led Exhibit sash presentation and a Ridden Champion sash presentation.
The shows for Queensland are:

Marburg Show – 27 April

Ipswich Show – 19 May

Rosewood Show – 23 June

Samford Show – 14 July

To be eligible to contest this competition, you need to fill in the entry form
Download 2012/2013 National High Points Competition Details and Nomination Form

return it with entry fees of $20 for each Section you wish to contest – either led or ridden or both.

The maximum entry fee is $40.


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