CANTER USA awarded TCA Industry Service Award
CANTER USA is the recipient of this year's Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) Industry Service Award, a prestigious honor recognizing outstanding work and success in helping Thoroughbreds.
CANTER has transitioned more than 22,000 non-competitive and injured thoroughbreds into new careers and new homes since its inception in 1998.
CANTER USA now has 13 affiliates across the United States working with Thoroughbred racetracks, Thoroughbred racing owners, and trainers, to transition thoroughbreds ready to retire from racing.
CANTER is an all volunteer 501c3 organization with no paid staff. Equine Industry and Business professionals donate their time and expertise to provide Thoroughbreds with second career options and after care once their racing careers have ended.
CANTER USA received the TCA Industry Service Award during the 25th Annual TCA Stallion Auction in Lexington on Saturday, January 10, 2015.
Accepting the award was CANTER USA Secretary and Executive Director of CANTER Colorado, Jamie Girouard; CANTER USA Board member and Executive Director of CANTER Ohio, Pam Cleverly, and CANTER USA Board Member and Executive Director of CANTER Kentucky, Amanda Graham.
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.
CANTER Colorado verified by GFAS
CANTER Colorado is the first CANTER USA affiliate to be Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
(Centennial, CO) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Verified status to CANTER Colorado as of December 1, 2014.
Verification means that CANTER Colorado meets the criteria of a true equine sanctuary/rescue and is providing humane and responsible care of the animals. To be awarded Verified status, an organization must meet GFAS's rigorous and peer-reviewed animal care standards which are confirmed by a site visit and they must also adhere to a demanding set of ethical and operational principles. The verification status also provides a clear and trusted means for the public, donors and grantors to recognize CANTER Colorado as an exceptional organization.
The Lavin Cup 2014
THOROUGHBRED CHARITIES OF AMERICA TO HONOR GRAHAM & ANITA MOTION AND CANTER USA
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Thoroughbred Charities of America will honor Graham & Anita Motion with the Allaire duPont Leadership Award and the Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses (CANTER) with the TCA Industry Service Award at the 25th Annual Select Stallion Season Auction on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the Keeneland Entertainment Center in Lexington, Ky.
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!