About Us

The Victorian Square Trotters Association (VSTA) was formed in 1980 to promote the trotting gait in Victoria. The late Hugh Redwood was elected the first president of the VSTA and over the ensuing years the VSTA has worked closely with harness racing Victoria (HRV) to develop the squaregaiters in Victoria.

The Redwood Carnival that is conducted at Maryborough in July is a flagship event for the VSTA and is a great example of growth of the trotter in this state. The Redwood Classic was first conducted in 1986 and is now a Group One classic, whilst the Redwood Carnival was first staged over three days in 2002 and is now the highlight of the Australian trotting calendar.

The VSTA continues its promotion of the squaregaiter and as the growth of the gait continues the importance of the Association also escalates.