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Join for just $55 to support your association in serving your interests and keeping you informed - and get yourself some great benefits in the process! 

PLEASE NOTE that membership is for the standard racing season (1 Sep - 31 Aug) and this will not alter with the HRA decision to extend the current racing season to 31 December. The next period of HBV membership will commence on 1 September 2020 though there will be some changes to our Awards criteria* (only in regard to the period that results will be judged on) due to the season extension (read more on our Awards page). If you are a new member, please be aware of these changes to avoid disappointment.


Following the announcement of a permanent change to the racing season, going forward HBV will apply the membership period to the calendar year, and so 2020-21 memberships will extend to 31 December 2021 with performances for awards considered from 1 January to that date. A further alternation to the date upon which membership fees are due (currently September 1) to align with these changes will be considered at the next AGM.


Harness Breeders Victoria is very active and works hard to ensure the voice of the Standardbred breeder is represented to the industry but your membership also supports the work of HBV to enhance the breeder experience. It also entitles you to terrific benefits each season:


  • For those who join or renew as a full member before 1 September - entry into the draw for a FREE service to either a pacing sire The Storm Inside (thanks to Alabar) or trotting sires Great Success or Kvintet Avenger (thanks to Niota Bloodstock)*
  • Lobbying in the breeding industry's interests, as the official kindred body for breeders, to Harness Racing Victoria and Harness Racing Australia, and representation on the Victorian Harness Racing Advisory Council and the Australian Standardbred Breeders Association
  • Annual Australasian Standardbred Stallion Guide, posted direct to your door
  • Regular newsletters and updates, including summaries of HBV General Meetings and support the production of the award-winning Trackbred magazine
  • Prize draws and exclusive offers for members across the season (new members are included in the Breed to Succeed webinar prize draws)
  • Support and recognition for breeders through a range of initiatives each season
  • Eligibility for awards presented at the annual Victorian Breeders Awards** (other criteria may apply, view our Awards page for details)
  • Full AGM voting rights and eligibilty for committee nomination
  • Victorian studmaster members will have their stud details listed in our Victorian Stud Directory page
  • Supporting a program of broader member recognition and breeder education




Full 2020-2021 Season Membership $55.00
Associate Membership*** $11.00

All fees are GST inclusive


All applicants are deemed to have read and agreed to abide by the Rules of Harness Breeders Victoria Inc. If you are a new member, please do not submit an EFT payment without also submitting a membership form.


* Alabar and Niota reserve the right to apply reasonable terms and conditions to the use of the free services offered, including but not limited to the age of the broodmare to be mated, and the type of service

** Note that due to the extension of the 2019-20 season by HRA to 31 December 2020, the annual Awards event will be held in the first quarter of 2021, with horse performances up to 31 December 2020 included in assessing trophy winners for 2019-20 members ONLY - refer to the Awards page for further details. For new members to be elible for BOTH seasons, please request membership for both the current season and the new season ($110).

** Associate members must join with a Full Member, and do not receive the Stallion Guide, entry in the stallion service draw, or have trophy awards eligibility (time excellence pins only). Associates are entitled to voting rights and representation.