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.
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!