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New Affiliates

New Affiliates

You can make a difference! Interested in volunteering or starting a new CANTER program? Contact Nancy at Read more
Thank You ASPCA

Thank You ASPCA

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 2013! Read more

Thank You

Thoroughbred Charities of America & Blue Horse Charities For Supporting CANTER in 2013!     Read more

CANTER Transitions 1,000+ Ex-Racehorses in 2012

CANTER chapters are celebrating a milestone year for transitioning ex-racehorses into second careers through their free online sales listings. The 10 CANTER chapters online sales websites served 596 trainers at 30 racetracks nationally in 2012 and successfully transitioned 1,015 racehorses nearing... Read more
California Featured Horses
Hello Walls

Hello Walls

 This delightful 2007 mare has her very own blog! A++ Temperment! Calm & quiet at her 1st show! Fabulous training foundation! Read more... Read more
Three Little Birds (

Three Little Birds ("Marley")

 Super cute, lovable 7yo gelding is a "barn favorite!" Quiet & in-your-pocket! Going nicely under saddle! See his latest videos & learn more here! Read more
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Welcome to CANTER California!


CANTER California is Now Proudly Accredited by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance!

CANTER stands for "The Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses". The California chapter of CANTER began in 2008. We service all California race tracks, offering free services to race horse owners and trainers to help them find new non-racing homes for retiring thoroughbreds. We also list quarter horses who are retiring from the track!

Click "Read More" to learn:

1. How to Use This Site to Find Your Next Horse

2. How to List Your Horse on Our Site (racehorse owners/trainers)

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Cowgirls for a Cause Shirts, Decals and Cards for Sale

We are thrilled to offer the stylish shirts designed by Cowgirls for a Cause to our fans and supporters! Check back often as we will be adding more products over the next few weeks. All funds from the sale of Cowgirls for a Cause products go staight to the care of the horses in our adoption program like Jack, who just had surgery!

"Live, Love, Ride" Long Sleeve T-shirt

Soft and comfy, stylish tee that looks great with jeans or jodphurs. Back of shirt reads: "Live, love, ride". 100% Cotton. $28.95 and we will throw in the shipping!

LLR shirt

Color and Size

"Ultimate Dance" features a 1920's inspired rider with the word "Dressage" written in script across the top.  The Ultimate dance written on the bottom on the design. This hoodless bunny is comfy and stylish! 100% cotton. Runs a bit on the small size, we recommend sizing up. $19.95 + $3.00 shipping.

Dressage bunny copy

Color and Size

OTTB Stickers!



Last Chance for a While to Get Your OTTB Sticker!

While Supplies Last!!!

Suggested Donation: $3/Sticker

Get Yours Here

Let us know the quantity of stickers ya want in the "message" section on PayPal! ;) Thanks!!!

Note Cards for Sale!

card images Help CANTER California by purchasing a pack of cute blank notecards!  Each pack contains 8 cards & envelopes featuring a collection of 4 different equine images plus our Logo & Mission Statement (on the back)!  The cards are 3.5"X5".  100% of the profits will go to help the CANTER California Adoption Horses in our Program! Only $12/pack (includes shipping).


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Zenyatta Supports CANTER California

Zenyatta Zenyatta Breyer Horse Benefits CANTER!

Straight from the horses mouth - Queen Z has chosen CANTER as one of three charities to receive donations from the sales of her Breyers horse! Read more about it here. Thanks team Zenyatta, we are honored!

Order your Zenyatta Breyer Horse here!






CANTER's Misson

The Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses (CANTER) provides retiring thoroughbred racehorses with opportunities for new careers.

You can make a difference! Interested in volunteering, fostering or starting a new CANTER program? Contact your closest CANTER affilliate!

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