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Why a Standardbred?

Athletic, intelligent and with talent to burn, there are few challenges the standardbreds has not turned its hoof to, and mastered, beyond the racetrack. 

With their hardy, low-fuss natures, and willingness to please, many riders are discovering the ‘unharnessed potential’ of this incredible breed and choosing a standardbred as their next riding partner.


It doesn’t matter what kind of riding you’re looking to do; a standardbred can. 

HRV Hero horses are submitted to a pre-screening check prior to entering the program to ensure the horse is of sound mind and body and fit for purpose. Each horse is required to have a minimum of 6 weeks retraining prior to finding their new home.

Support packages are provided to the owners of standardbreds purchased through the HRV Hero program which include:


  • 2 x prepaid (free) riding lessons, to be redeemed with a Hero retrainer
  • Complimentary registration and membership with SPPHAV
  • Access to online educational resources 
  • Priority access to Hero events, clinics, and competitions
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