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Standardbred Pleasure Horse Organizations (SPHOs)

SPHOs are located across the country and promote their enthusiasm for transitioning ex-harness horses to pleasure and competitive riding and driving horses. SPHO members are active in drill teams, trail riding, doing Standardbred presentations at equine shows (ie. Equine Affaire, the Kentucky Horse Park), sponsoring Standardbred awards at open shows and coordinating all-Standardbred shows.

SPHO of Delmarva
Megan & Blake Warnick
(302) 349-5028

SPHO of Kentucky
Laura Harbour

Standardbred Performance Society (Maine)
Elizabeth Tewksbury, Founder

SPHO of Maine
Brenda Bryant, President

SPHO of Massachusetts
Catherine Bouthillier , President

SPHO of New Hampshire
Deb Fransway
(603) 529-3799

SPHO of New Jersey
Alison Giorgianni, President
(732) 907-8001

SPHO of Ohio
Debbie Schiff, President
(740) 536-7255

Here to Help

If you acquire a Standardbred and want to learn more about its racing or breeding history, the USTA can help. Pathway, the USTA’s online database of racing and breeding information, has a free search to find basic information about your horse:

Pathway Free Search

If you need more help in identifying your Standardbred, you can call the USTA offices. Please have as much information available, including a freeze brand or lip tattoo, color, sex, white markings, etc. Contact the USTA’s Information & Research Department:

(877) 800-8782 x4