State Breeding Associations

The State Associations and Aushorse work together to form a united and active national body Thoroughbred Breeders Australia (TBA). Each association is legally and democratically structured for the betterment of this great industry and welcomes new members and new ideas at all times. By becoming a member of your state association you can easily become a member of Thoroughbred Breeders Australia.

The State breeding associations operate to promote, advance, encourage and coordinate the thoroughbred breeding industry in each of their respective states.

They provide a vast number of membership benefits as well as circulating information and statistics relating to the industry as well as providing advice. The associations also act as a major resource centre regarding any queries relating to thoroughbreds and horse racing, and pride themselves on providing accurate and speedy information to the public, members of parliament and other organisational representatives as well as to their members.

Membership is essential for anyone who is seriously interested in breeding thoroughbreds and in keeping up to date with all that is happening in the industry. The benefits far exceed the material gain in books, newsletters, etc. You will also be joining 4,200 like-minded people around Australia in supporting your industry.

Membership – Why Join?

Membership is essential for anyone who is interested in breeding thoroughbreds and in keeping up to date with all that is happening in the industry both domestically and internationally. You will be joining 3,800 similarly committed people around Australia in supporting, promoting and advancing our industry. Thoroughbred Breeders Australia and its state breeding organisations provide numerous benefits to all their members. Some of the benefits provided by the different associations include:

  • Regular newsletters & publications
  • Annual stallions book
  • Equine research & information
  • Australian thoroughbred statistics
  • Seminars, conferences & social functions
  • Various state initiatives & tender schemes
  • Stud farm tours
  • Presentation awards for excellence
  • Representation at a national & state peak industry level
  • Internet and website listings & recognition
  • Promotions in Australia and overseas

Membership – How do I join?

Depending on which state association you choose to join, all state associations provide a host of other benefits to their members. You can find out more about each state association by visiting their website or by contacting the each state association directly:

Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria (TBV)
Charmein Bukovec – Executive Officer
400 Epsom Road Flemington VIC 3031
T: (03) 9258 4233
M: 0459 510 506
F: 03 9258 4318

Thoroughbred Breeders Queensland (TBQA)
Stacey Silver – Executive Officer
PO BOX 18003 Clifford Gardens
via Toowoomba, QLD 4350
M: 0412 026 540
F: (07) 4697 5315

Thoroughbred Breeders NSW (TBNSW)
Julianne Christopher – Executive Officer
PO Box 130 Scone NSW 2337
T: (02) 5504 3818

South Australian Thoroughbred Breeders (SATB)
Matt Kelly - Executive Officer
PO Box 2080 South Plympton SA 5038
T: (08) 8297 0733
M: 0409 054 917
F: (08) 8371 1633

Thoroughbred Breeders Tasmania (TasBreeders)
David Manshanden - President/Executive Officer
PO Box 1000 Launceston TAS 7250
M: 0400 344 235

Thoroughbred Breeders Western Australia (TBWA)
Amanda Abraham – Executive Officer
PO Box 178 Belmont WA 6984
T: 08 9277 9880
M: 0401 469 066

Northern Territory Bloodhorse Breeders Association (NTBBA)
Denis McLoughlin – President, Executive Officer
PO Box 1614 Darwin NT 0801
T: 08 8948 0492
F: 08 8948 0492