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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 NancyK@canterusa.org Read more

Welcome! CANTER Texas

We welcome a new affiliate to CANTER—CANTER Texas! New horse listings are NOW available! If you are a Texas trainer looking to list a horse, or want to become a volunteer for Texas, please contact Laura Holmes at: Texas@canterusa.org Read more

Welcome! CANTER Washington

We welcome a new affiliate to CANTER—CANTER Washington! New horse listings will be available soon! If you are a Washington trainer looking to list a horse, or wish to become a volunteer for Washington, please contact Alexandra Jackson at: ajackson@canterusa.org 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 2014! Read more
Portrait Fundraiser! BOGO!!!

Portrait Fundraiser! BOGO!!!

Hand-drawn portraits at affordable prices!! Buy one portrait at regular price, get a second portrait of equal value for free! CANTER will receive $50 for each PAID order!!! For more information Email Wanda at idoportraits@gmail.com Read more
Featured Horses
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Devgru - Arizona

Devgru - Arizona

Devgru,is now Canter owned. This four year old Dark Bay Gelding stands 15,2hh. He retired from racing with a career record of 11,3,3,1 with earnings of $33,874. His owner retired him due to recurrent pressure in his left knee. He has been diagnosed by two vets with a left radial chip (knee). Full... Read more
Green Cat - California

Green Cat - California

Green Cat stands approx. 16-16.1hh & is a gorgeous 2005 gelding! Heart of a thoroughbred & powerful warmblood type of movement! Turns heads wherever he goes!  More Info Here!CANTER California! Read more
Rightful Heir - 4 Yr Old Gelding

Rightful Heir - 4 Yr Old Gelding

Rightful Heir (Harry) is a sweet 4 year old gelding who last raced in November 2014. 15.2 hands. He is very quiet, under saddle and on the ground, and loves attention. Loads and stands in the crossties. He lunges and is currently walk/trot under saddle. Good in a stall or turned out. Sound for light... Read more

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.

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"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!

Last Updated (Tuesday, 28 April 2015 10:55)

 

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.

The affiliates in Arizona, California, Kentucky, Michigan, Mid Atlantic, New England, Ohio, Colorado, Illinois, Minnesota, Texas, and Washington have also expanded their CANTER programs to include owner relinquished horse adoption programs, where CANTER assumes ownership of the horse and all associated expenses.  Many of these CANTER Phase II programs have affiliations with veterinary colleges such as Michigan State University and Ohio State University, where horses receive necessary surgical procedures to return to soundness.

 

Racetrack CANTER Supporters

THANKS to the following Racetracks for supporting CANTER in their Thoroughbred Aftercare Programs:

  • Turf Paradise and GM Vincent Francia (Arizona)
  • Arapahoe (Colorado)
  • Delaware Park Racetrack (Delaware)
  • Churchill Downs (Kentucky)
  • Turfway Park (Kentucky)
  • Hazel Park Raceway (Michigan)
  • Thistledown Racino (Ohio)
  • Penn National Race Course (Pennsylvania)
  • Sam Houston Park (Texas)
  • Charles Town Racetrack (West Virginia)
  • Emerald Downs (Washington)

Last Updated (Wednesday, 30 July 2014 12:25)

 

CANTER Thanks Its Generous Sponsors!

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CANTER thanks Thoroughbred Charities of America, TCA, for its support of our CANTER program in 2014!

 

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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!

Last Updated (Wednesday, 30 July 2014 12:24)

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In Honor/Memory of...

CANTER received donations in honor or memory of:

April 2015

Ellen and John Stick, Sr.

William A. Bianco, Jr.

Kelly Smith

March 2015

Elyse Salmon

Silver Blur

Bob Lombardini

January 2015

James Cunningham

Renee Thomas and her CANTER horse "Sass"

 

 

 

 

Kelly Smith

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GoodSearch.com - The search engine with a unique social mission. It's powered by Yahoo!, so you get great search results, and each time you search, GoodSearch makes a donation to CANTER!

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GoodShop.com - The new online marketplace that donates a percentage of your purchase to CANTER. You can choose from hundreds of popular merchants and the experience of shopping through GoodShop is exactly the same as going to the retailer's websites directly.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 December 2009 11:46
 
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!