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 regularly attend the Marburg Pacing Association Race Days each month.

Just for fun, Come on down to a day at the Marburg Races!

If you are looking for a great low key outing for you and your Standy, come along on the dates provided for a day at the races. We will be engaging in some fun and game on the back oval to get you and your horse feeling safe and comfortable in a supportive fun environment. For those who are confident we will be riding on the main oval between races doing some pre-organised demonstrations.

We hope to see you and your standie come along and be a part of a great day out! Come and support our club and show off just how much fun our Standardbreds can be!

All members who come along are welcome to participate. There is no requirement to do more than you are comfortable with or to be in the ring if you are not ready to, but if you are interested to join in you are more than welcome!

We will be there early to help anyone interested in joining in get settled and ready for the day.

Correct riding attire is required with horses to be presented clean and tidy with braiding optional.

Riders are required at the grounds 10-11am for warm up, gear check and to settle yourself and the horses to the day. Parking will be over the back near the cricket oval past the stables.

Race Day Plan

10am- 11am: All riders and horses to be present and begin saddling and preparation for the day. 

11am-12pm: Ridden warm up for 30min and setting up the inside ring for the days main demo.

12pm: Lunch

Between Race 1 & 2: 5min time slot everyone who feels ready to ride in the ring to get horses accustom to the noise, trucks and other happenings on the day

Between Race 2 & 3: 15min Demonstration in the main ring, 

Between: Race 3 & 4: 5min time slot Practice some organised riding with both lunging and ridden participants are welcome in the arena.

Between: Race 4 & 5: 5min Time slot Final ride in the arena


Dates for the remainder of the year:

10th February, 2018

17th March, 2018 

1st April, 2018 (Easter Fun Day)

14th April, 2018

5th May, 2018

23rd June, 2018

Dates for the remainder of the year will be announced once confirmed.