Objectives of the Association
- To promote the Standardbred as race horses and as pleasure and performance horses.
- To raise the profile of the Standardbred in all equestrian events.
- To provide fair and equal competition in all aspects of equestrian events.
- To prove that the Standardbred is as good as any other breed in all aspects of the equestrian arena.
- To inform the public of the versatility of the Standardbred.
- To promote the good nature and temperament of the breed.
- To provide a vehicle for owners of the Standardbred to meet and communicate
- provides the means for owners to present their pure and partbred Standardbred horses in breed classes
- assists owners to raise the level of their skills
- encourages owners to compete alongside all other breeds at the many competitions held annually
By becoming a member of the SPPHAV you help give this gentle, faithful horse the united front it needs for recognition in all equestrian activities, not just harness racing.
Whether your horse is a champion harness racer, a breeding stallion, a brood mare or a ridden gelding, when you register your pure or partbred Standardbred with the SPPHAV you can participate in a variety of equestrian events.