Why the Standardbred?

hugFor years, the Standardbred has been a breed ignored by the pleasure and competitive riders and drivers.

The truth is that the breed possesses a great deal of versatility and has much to offer beyond the confines of the racetrack.

Today, more and more people are discovering the joy of owning a Standardbred, partly due to the efforts of the SPHO.

Retired racehorses can be any age from 2 to 15 years old. The horses range between 14.1h to 17h in height. Standardbreds are usually bay, chestnut, or brown, but occasionally grey, black, or roan.

Whatever the color or size, we think they’re the “Best-Kept Secret in the Equestrian World”!

Beyond their athletic ability, what we value most about our Standardbreds is their incredible temperaments. Tolerant, intelligent and willing, these horses take on new lifestyles and expectations with ease.

Time and again, people tell us, “My Standardbred is the kindest horse I’ve ever known.” We would have to agree!