2021 SAQ State Hacking and Harness Championships - Standardbred horses lined up.

2022 Dressage Spectacular


Our 2022 SAQ Dressage Spectacular was held on the 23rd of April 2022 at the SAQ home grounds located on the Marburg Showgrounds.

We are enourmously thankful to our sponsors Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) and Garrards  for their very generous support of this event. Through their kind-hearted support every competitor went home with their arms full. We would like to encourage all competitors and SAQ members to patronise these generous businesses as much as possible and to thank them for backing of our event and this wonderful breed.

The results can be downloaded from this page.


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The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) is an independent statutory body which oversees the welfare standards of racing animals and the integrity of racing industry participants in Queensland.

An enjoyable day was had with mostly sunny skies and lots of positive feedback from those in attendance.

This year’s Spectacular had 34 nominations of horses of different breeds competing, up on last year’s numbers, with a strong showing by our Standardbreds who, once again, showed their versatility in their life after racing.

2022 SAQ Standardbred Winners

 Beginner Preparatory

Champion – Jessica Edmundson and SASSY MISS JUNIPER

Reserve – Tanya Dearden and FERGUS

 Open Preparatory

Champion – Jenny Holloway and MR DARCY

Beginner Preliminary

Champion – Brittany Maude and ONE LITTLE BIT

Intermediate Preliminary

Champion – Maxine Murphy and LEFT TO PONDER

Reserve – Verona Begadon and SUPER FALCON

 Open Preliminary

Champion – Amanda Chant and TISADVANCED

SAQ Adoption Horse Award

Julie Mourilyan and TAKE A CHANCE

Judge’s Choice – Standardbred

Katie Goodwin and MUSTO

Encouragement Award

Tanya Dearden and FERGUS

High Points Preparatory Level Dressage Standardbred

Jenny Holloway and MR DARCY

High Points Preliminary Level Dressage Standardbred

Maxine Murphy and LEFT TO PONDER

Thanks to our major sponsors QRIC Equine Welfare Program and Garrads, there were lots of wonderful prizes for competitors up for grabs this year. A special mention to Lisa Kohler, QRIC Welfare Program representative, who actively supports our events, taking time out of her weekend to attend.

SAQ committee thanks everyone, particularly our volunteers, for making the day as successful as it was. We especially thank Marburg Pacing Association for their continued support of our club. SAQ values the strong partnership we have with an organisation who stay connected with, and promote Standardbreds in their lives after racing

We now look forward to our upcoming State Show Jumping Gala in July.

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2022 State Hacking and Harness Championships Sponsors



2022 Track to Hacks Sponsors