Standardbred Sport Horse Association (SSHA) National Championships at Wayville

Friday 9th and Saturday 10th April 2010


Young drivers and their pony's are invited from around Australia to join the South Australian Harness Racing Pony Association show their skills driving in front of the crowd in the main arena at Wayville Showgrounds.  The classes will be categorised as Open and Shetland Class.  There will be stabling overnight available at $10 a pony.

Please advise Julie Billinger at or on 0414 520 213 if you wish to attend.

The deadline for Nominations is 3 March 2010.




A snippet about the forthcoming event.... 

I am writing to you on behalf of the Standardbred Sport Horse Association. We are organising the biggest Equestrian event named "The Breeders' Crown" which has been incorporated into the fantastic event “The Celebration of the Equine” to be held in South Australia over three days at the Wayville Show Grounds on the 9th – 11th April 2010.
Incorporating the SSHA National Championships (Sponsored by Harness Racing SA) and the Show Horse Council's National Qualifier event ~ The Rising Star Show, the Breeders' Crown is attracting horses from all over the country. We anticipate approx 500 horses per day to be competing at the event, which in turn will bring over 2000 people per day minimum through the gates as this event will be open to the public.
Equestrian events include - Hacking, Show Jumping, Dressage, Pony Dressage, Novelties, Obstacles, Harness (including Standardbred only and open Harness Classes). Some of the Breed Societies represented include - Arabians (A Grade Show), Standardbreds, Pintos, Australian Pony Stud Book, Miniature Horse, Riding Ponies, Welsh Mountain and Welsh Cob, Dilutes, Cleveland Bays, Morgans, Buckskin, Thoroughbreds, Andalusians, Friesian Warmbloods and Connemaras to name but a few. The popular SA Equine Forum will also be represented along with an Encourage Ring for inspiring young show riders, along with the ever popular Tiny Tots and fancy dress events.
Not only has this event had appeal from the Show Horse community, but also to racing affiliations as to the title of the event, which was taken from one of the world's most prestigious Harness Racing events.
To entertain our guests of an evening, we will have a feature show including interstate horse events plus fun events like the Pony trots, side saddle, vaulting, standardbred harness horses, just to name a few, this will showcase on both Friday and Saturday nights.
With attractions also for the general public from demonstrations through to trade stalls, it is an epic celebration of the Equestrian industry in South Australia.
With Fashion Parades, Pony Trot races, Amusement rides, Demonstrations, Clinics, Excellent catering, nightly entertainment and more, there is something for everyone.
Trade marquees are available priced from $500 (3 x 3) for the duration of the event (what a great way to promote your business to a large volume of people at an affordable price). This price includes electricity, set up and pull down of your marquee – all the work is done for you.