Founded in South Australia in the 1950’s and relocated to its current Echuca base in 1979, Alabar is Australasia’s largest horse breeding farm and a Standardbred breeding industry leader.
Studmaster Alan Galloway and General Manager John Coffey are both passionate life after racing supporters.
Alabar is the naming rights sponsor of the HERO Series, Victoria’s most prestigious showing competition for retired Standardbreds.
Bendigo Equine Hospital
Bendigo Equine Hospital is a member of the Victorian Equine Group and a proud partner of the Harness Racing Victoria HERO Program.
BEH is a specialist equine surgical and medical facility located opposite the Bendigo Racecourse in Central Victoria. The practice partners are strong advocates of Standardbreds in their life after racing.
Established in 203 by Domenic and Rose Martello, DNR Logistics Pty Ltd is a family-owned transport business based in Clayton, Victoria.
DNR offers a range of customer services including Melbourne local couriers and taxi trucks, time slots and fleet management as well as interstate and regional services to and from all parts of Australia.
Domenic is a passionate and successful trots owner who is proud to promote and support Standardbred life after racing.
Erin’s Equine Services
Based at Stanhope, Erin White of Erin's Equine Services is an accredited Bioscan/Infared & Red Light Therapist and distributor of Fibregenix feed balancers, Magnesium and Aloe Vera linament and supplements.
Erin makes PVC, canvas, polar fleece, wool and lycra products to order for horse and rider.
She is currently building her business to include further on site rehabilitation and fitness for client horses, incorporating a horse water treadmill, purpose built stables and yards and all weather arena - works to be completed and open to clients by November 2019.
Peter Horobin Saddlery
Peter Horobin Saddlery is an Australian owned family business located on the Mornington Peninsula, designing and manufacturing equestrian saddles and accessories for Dressage, Jumping, Polo, Racing, Trail and Training.
Renowned for their exceptional craftsmanship, PHS focusses first and foremost on welfare, producing saddles to assist in freedom of movement while optimising both equine back health and overall rider and horse performance.
A Victorian-based (Gordon) dressage coach, Fiona Dearing specialises in instructing adult amateurs, including those with confidence issues.
Through her innovative “Remote Coach” audio downloads, she also provides exercises and riding plans to students worldwide.
Fiona has a special interest in, and vast experience working with retired Standardbreds and provides invaluable support to the HERO Program.
Victorian Endurance Riders' Association
HERO enjoys outstanding support from the Victorian Endurance Riders' Association which warmly welcomes and actively promotes Standardbreds as "the other endurance breed".
HERO values and shares VERA's philophies surrounding inclusion and encouragement and its absolute commitment to animal welfare.
VERA caters for riders of varying abilities and experience and provides an outlet for recreational horse enthusiasts to explore competitive pursuits.