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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
Pennsylvania Featured Horses


 PA-T2536-03  Gordonryan, 2008 bay gelding, 16.1 hands.  A Classic!  “Gordy” as he is affectionately known in the barn is a straight forward, honest sort with a kind eye and sweet personality.  He would love to have a family of his own.  With nice substance and height,... Read more

Welcome to CANTER Pennsylvania

CANTER is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing retiring racehorses with opportunities for new careers.


Young Rider Scholarships!

CANTER Pennsylvania, through the generous support of the Daignault family, will offer four (4) two-hundred fifty dollar ($250.00) educational scholarships for United States Pony Club or 4-H members who are residents of Pennsylvania and utilize a Jockey Club registered Thoroughbred for their project horse.  Our objective is to encourage young riders to consider retired ex-racehorses as versatile mounts and to elevate horse and rider partnerships through the assistance of professional trainers and other educational opportunities.   Scholarship applications are due May 1, 2014.



New Fundraiser - CANTER Hats!






Show your pride, with a CANTER Saddle Pad!!  

(purchasing info below, thanks!)

CANTER - pink Saddle pad


CANTER T-Shirts!

"Treat Me Like a Thoroughbred and I'll Never Be a NAG!"

$22/shirt, shipping included

Pink T-1 Pink T-3


"Bringing Back the Thoroughbred"

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 "Keep Calm and CANTER On"

$22/shirt, shipping included







  CANTER - black saddle pad -1

Show off your irreplaceable CANTER Alum with our NEW! All-Purpose and Dressage saddle pads. Beautifully stitched two-tone CANTER Logo with piping; a special thanks goes out to Melanie Trimper of MMT Communications for making this fund-raiser possible!




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CANTER believes Thoroughbreds are winners on and off the track! You can bet on it! Read some of our success stories to see just how athletic and versatile an ex-racehorse can be!

Executive Director for CANTER Pennsylvania
Susan Smith

For information on listing horses on information or horses listed, please e-mail us at the address below! Thank you!!

Last Updated (Sunday, 16 March 2014 00:14)

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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