Industry Information

Want to experience the thrill of owning your own champion racehorse, then take a look through our Ownership section to help you along your journey of becoming an owner.

Education & Training is the area to visit if you have considered a career in the harness industry, while the Amateur Driving section provides information for those wanting to give driving a go.

We have useful industry and social media links under Media & Links to help you connect with the rest of the industry.

Getting Started

Familiarise yourself with the standardbred, harness gear commonly used, or basic terminology.


Health and Animal Care

We are committed to the health & welfare of horses involved in the range of harness related activities in NZ.



Find out all about ownership, and how we can help you along your journey of becoming an owner.


Education and Training

HRNZ recognises the importance of educating and training our industry participants.



HERO is a rehoming and re-educating programme designed to showcase the standardbred breed.


Amateur Driving

Want to experience the action first hand? Find out the steps involved to becoming an Amateur Driver.


Media & Links

Use the useful links to connect with other industry websites, social media pages, and TV information.