5 Things To Love About Standardbreds

Versatility Strutting around the dressage ring one day, bush bashing the next; such is the life of a champ with a stamp.    There are Standardbreds out kicking butt in a vast range of activities: dressage, jumping, eventing, riding club, trail, endurance, driving (pleasure/show harness), games, sporting, western, campdrafting, Riding for the Disabled, Mounted Branch […]

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Big News for Standardbred Lovers

Around this time 8 years ago, Raising the Standards took in its first Standardbreds.  Two lovely gents, by the names of Wally and Barney.  As our gates swung open to welcome the boys, our lives were irrevocably changed for the better. Since this fateful beginning, we’ve been blessed by the relationships built with countless Standardbreds […]

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Buying a Horse: Tips for Finding the Right Mount.

Buying a new horse can be quite a daunting process.   In today’s age, buyers can access a plethora of platforms that promote horses looking for new homes: professional websites, horse traders, social media pages, magazines etc… As great as it is to have choices, it certainly can be confusing to cut through the noise […]

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Gill and Juno’s Story

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Gill and Juno’s story. I have been riding all my life in various forms but, whilst I’d had horses on loan, had never had one that I could call my own. That changed when my husband and I (both from the UK originally) and our 3yo boy settled in Kyneton on 65 acres, ready to […]

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Advertise your Standardbred

As many of our followers would be aware from a previous post, the Raising the Standards in-house Standardbred re-homing program wrapped up in early 2016. With our virtual paddocks looking mighty bare, we wondered what we could do enable our website to continue to serve the Standardbred horse and enhance life after racing opportunities beyond […]

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Standardbred Blog – Shelley’s Story

Having an affiliation with the Standardbred spanning over a decade, it’s no surprise that Shelley Dalton is a vocal and passionate advocate of the breed. “I have had four Standardbreds over the years and I just couldn’t be without them!” Shelley gushes. “I am not exactly sure why, but I just ‘get’ them and I […]

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Have your Standardbred Featured in our Blog – Tell us your Story!

We love sharing Standardbred stories of success!   If, like others who have written in, you’d like us to feature your Standardbred in our blog section and enjoy a little fame, please answer these questions –   What’s your Standardbred’s name (paddock and racing): From where/whom and when did you get your Standy? Tell us […]

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Important Notice Regarding Raising the Standards.

Penning this open letter to the equestrian community has not been an easy process.   It’s one of those situations where I’ve battled my head, my heart and my ailing body. But I cannot put off the inevitable any longer, as I am drowning in a flood of emails from people who have grown concerned about […]

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