YOU can help Thoroughbreds ACHIEVE great success after racing!
Your donations to CANTER USA provide thoroughbreds with retraining for new careers.
Meet "Fist Pump" – one of the horses helped by your donations to CANTER USA.
"Fist Pump" retired from racing, arrived at CANTER Colorado in January, 2015.
He received vet evaluations, treatment and was cleared to begin retraining.
March, 2015 this 2009 California bred gelding was taken to the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo by CANTER Colorado where he was selected by Steuart Pittman (Retired Racehorse Project) and Dale Simanton (Gate to Great) to demonstrate the versatility of thoroughbreds in different careers with unknown riders.
"Fist Pump" had never seen a western saddle or tack but he quickly adapted and was ridden flawlessly by Dale before a very impressed crowd of people.
"Fist Pump" is in training to compete in the October "Retired Racehorse Project Makeover" at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, through a partnership with CANTER Colorado and Dale Simanton.
YOUR DONATIONS to CANTER USA can help many thoroughbreds like "Fist Pump" get the chance they need.. to excel in new careers - demonstrate their adaptability – show their athleticism – and share that wonderful 'heart of a thoroughbred' with a new family. PLEASE DONATE TODAY!
Welcome to CANTER
CANTER stands for The Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses. CANTER started as a solution to help racehorses find new careers by connecting buyers and sellers through posting racehorses for sale on the Internet. The program quickly became a national web-based phenomenon. Since the first CANTER Michigan program started in 1997, it and has grown to include affiliates in Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Mid Atlantic, New England, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington. All the CANTER programs are all-volunteer organizations with 501c3 non profit status.
Racetrack CANTER Supporters
THANKS to the following Racetracks for supporting CANTER in their Thoroughbred Aftercare Programs:
CANTER Thanks Its Generous Sponsors!
CANTER thanks Thoroughbred Charities of America, TCA, for its support of our CANTER program in 2014!
CANTER's nationwide program and successful transition of thoroughbreds off racetracks across the country is generously supported by ASPCA through its "Rescuing Racers Initiative". CANTER thanks ASPCA for its support in 2014!