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The Standardbred Horse Fan Club is for anyone who loves the breed!
The Standardbred posseses integrity and a strong work ethic no matter what the task

The beauty of Standarbreds - apart from their outer and inner beauty ofcourse! - is the incredible versatility that Standardbreds possess. You will see the horses in dressage, jumping, eventing, western, equitation, trotters, pacers, endurance, parades, police work, search and rescue work and as adorable, reliable, trustworthy and noble pets (or as we prefer to say, extended family!).

The Standardbred Fan Club is comprised of people who have Standardbreds, are interested in the breed, want to make friends with other Standardbred owners or fans, and anyone from anywhere in the world! At present, the Club runs out of Epona Stable located in British Columbia, Canada.

We invite you to peruse who some of the Standardbred Fan Club members are and the lovely horses in the Members and Photos section (and if you would like to join the club, everyone is welcome).



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There are lots of Good reasons to join the Standardbred Horse Fan Club. Membership includes a g'zillion benefits and your forever membership is for a Good cause too!     [more info]
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ReHoming Program for Pacers

Volunteers are on hand at the racetrack at racing season end rehoming all the unwanted race horses.
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The Standardbred Fan Club's Retraining The Pacer ~ Standardbred Horse Training video
See clips from the Pacer Retraining video.

The Club's enormously successful retraining video (now the leading Pacer retraining method) that shows you the five simple steps in re-training your Standardbred horse from a pace racing career to a riding horse.

The DVD was made primarily for the novice and rider with some riding experience who have adopted or brought home a Standardbred horse from the pacing race track or adoption organization, although it will also be useful to instructors and trainers.


The Standardbred Fan Club has received tremendous good feedback on the Retraining The Pacer ~ Standardbred Horse Training video. The product also includes free notes to accompany the video.
Please see www.StandardbredRetraining.com for more information! Standardbred horse fan club


Retraining Trainer and Instructor Certification

The Pacer Retraining Trainer Certification (PRT) and Pacer Retraining Instructor Certification (PRI) provides the expertise to retrain a pacer or instruct as a qualified professional. PRT's are in high demand due to the special knowledge, experience and understanding required to retrain pacers. PRI's instruct others who have adopted a pacer on how to ride and work with the pacer.

Either certification designation is based on thorough competence in the Standardbred Horse Fan Club's pacer retraining method which is the most popular and widely used retraining method for pacers today.

Pacer owners and riders can be reassured that the certified Pacer Retraining Trainer has a complete understanding of the retraining method for a successful riding horse outcome. read more

Natural Horsemanship
made simple


Coming soon! A work-in-progress by the Club Founder. Natural Horsemanship made simple for better working with and understanding your special horse.


Standardbred Horse Fan Club internship

Once a year we accept one intern to learn how to retrain a Pacer based on the Club's retraining method. We select from foreign as well as local applications.
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Standardbred Horses
spotlight

What was the breed and name of the horse that holds the world record as the only horse to ever win three Olympic Gold medals in the sport of show jumping? (watch the video for this amazing feat!)

Read more about the current Olympic World Record Holder (hint: A standardbred horse) named Halla and other spectacular Standardbred horse jumpers.



Below are some of the Standardbred Fan Club's members with their talented Standardbred horse show jumpers.

Maureen Chaffey & Peter Pan

The Standardbred Fan Club is always looking for more information on Standardbreds. Although the club and site is entirely run by volunteer effort, input from members sure helps :) Send us your stories, successes, information.

Join us for some Standardbred cameraderie!






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Spud
From race track, to auction and headed for the slaughter house - but saved by a kind heart - a Standardbred horse that showed how to serve his community.

Spud, a pacer in Vancouver's police force
Read Spud's amazing story!
Since the Standardbred Fan Club first wrote of Spud, a former pacer Standardbred, new career in our 'Stories' section (see above) Spud was selected as the Standardbred that Performance Standardbreds (Calgary) will be featuring at the prestigious Spruce Meadows show grounds (2008) and Spud's story was published in the Pacific Prairie Horse Journal Magazine (August 2008 issue) and the Horses All newspaper (July, 2008 issue).

Media
North America's largest horse publication, Horse Illustrated, included the Standardbred Horse Fan Club in a June, 2013 article on retired race horses.
Join the Equine Right To A Quality Life Canada (ER) movement
Canada horse lovers unite for a common good!
The Equine Right To A Quality Life movement is doing some really good work on behalf of horses. ER is made up of horse people and people who love horses to better the horses lives here in Canada.

If you think that horses deserve to be honoured and respected, then we suggest that you jump onboard the ER horse wagon! Here are some useful ER links:

ER web site: www.EquineRight.com
Blog: ER's blog lots of current Canadian horse info
Survey:Only 2 Questions!
Facebook page:Like ER's Facebook page!

Did you know that Canada slaughters about 89,000 horses every year (about 60% are from USA where horse slaughter is banned)?

We can all help to improve the lives of horses in Canada by joining the Pro-horse life movement in Canada Equine Right To A Quality Life (ER).

If anyone has any comments about horse transportation or slaughter, also feel free to contact the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, there is a comments form on Agency's web site: www.inspection.gc.ca
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Canada Race Horse Retirement Foundation Pacer Rehoming & Sponsorship Standardbred Retraining Center
Long live the race horses!
pacer at the racetrack

The tragic reality is that Canada slaughters nearly 90,000 horses every year. The majority of those horses are race horses and the majority of those horses are the Standardbreds with the Thoroughbreds following close behind. Canada not only accepts the Unites States unwanted horses for slaughter in this country (the Americans have outlawed horse slaughter), we also contribute thousands of our own unwanted horses to the tragic business.

Our country's rescues are using all their resources to help those fortunate few horses that escape the death sentence. However thousands more end up at the auctions where killer-buyers are waiting to bid on the horses and load them into trucks to their final painful and cruel destination: Our nation's slaughter houses where horses are stunned and shot ineffectively and die a horrific death while still alive being vivisected.

Our idea is to establish a Canada Race Horse Retirement Foundation to enable the horses to have a second chance to do what horses do so well: Serve their country and their communities. We want to explore and put into practice innovative new ideas to bring horses into peoples lives meaningfully such as inspirations for children with autism, youth at risk, the elderly, individuals with terminal illnesses, as educators of life skills, thereby saving as many retired race horses as possible from the tragic and shortlived lives they must endure - starting as early as barely the age of two.

We realize that support has to come from the public. The reality is that even here in British Columbia, our provincial government pours millions of dollars every year of slot machine gambling money into the horse racing industry - none of that money goes to the horses - over six million dollars is given to racing purses alone. This practice only increases the number of horses that meet their death at the hands of an industry that puts profit before the quality of life for its athletes.

If you want to support the Canada Race Horse Retirement Foundation, please
Read more about the Foundation idea and how we intend to put it into practice

Long live the race horses!

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Sponsor me and help me

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Pacer Sponsorship
Every year the club's founder and volunteers head over to the local pacer racetrack at season end and rehome the horses ... we have a few short days to locate homes for as many race horses as possible. Last year we saved 30 horses at the track from the killer-buyers.

We have a sponsor program for horses that haven't been rehomed and horses that are in our care. If horse ownership isn't a possibility at this time, look at the wonderful benefits of sponsoring one of our pacers!

If you would like to sponsor a horse, below are two horses that would welcome a sponsor to help with their food and care, as well as others on our sponsorship page:

Star at the racetrack Star at the racetrack Star today
Sponsor Star
Jewel Jewel, a two and a half year old filly Jewel being nosy! Jewel's pretty face
Sponsor Jewel
Your contribution as a sponsor will help so very much with their food, care and retraining needs.

The club relies entirely on volunteer efforts for all of its activities. To continue the work, please consider making a donation or select a former racehorse from our sponsorship page to help us with the retraining, care and food costs.


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As the Standardbred Horse Fan Club continues to grow and increase activities, a larger facility is a must-item on the horizon.

Since its inception in 1994, the Club has poured any revenues that it receives into the retraining, feeding and caring for the rescued horses from the track: The rescued horses only hope was us when their pacing careers ended and we made a pledge to provide a good life for each of these beautiful animals which includes finding lifelong partners in forever loving homes for the horses.

To continue our work both on behalf of the horses and the community, we have to grow and expand into a larger facility. Standardbred horses are wonderful with children teaching lots of life skills and providing outdoors fun! Adults adore the horses for their kind and forgiving natures - read our members stories and see how the horses bring joy and happiness into their owners lives.

The club has not applied for status as a non-profit society: The club does not want to deplete the already substandard funding available to the Standardbred adoption societies and we also support ending horse slaughter due to the inhumane methods used which is contrary to Canadian horse slaughter laws.

Please join the Standardbred Horse Fan Club and support our Bigger and Better Horse Facility Campaign!

Our reward is to see happy, healthy horses that have a good future ahead of them.


Wont you please help us? Every little bit helps!

We offer you our pledge that every penny you donate will go directly to the care of horses, to our causes, and to educating the public about the wonderful Standies!


Thank you for your support!
Cath Hill (donation)
E-Junkie.com (free services)
Amanda Enmark (donation)
Our wonderful volunteers!


The club relies entirely on volunteer efforts for all of its activities. To continue the work, please consider making a donation or select a former racehorse from our sponsorship page to help us with the retraining, care and food costs.






We offer you our pledge that every penny you donate will go directly to the care of horses, to our causes, and to educating the public about the wonderful Standies!


Members Standardbred
members standardbred horse stories
A former racehorse finds a new life and         new hope    more ...
Standardbreds are wonderful horses
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How A Shy Scruffy Horse Became A         Magnificent Mare    more ...
A Rescue Story    more ...
Brody, A Special Horse    more ...
Since he "died", Ben has won numerous first places!    more ...
I got the best Christmas present ever that year!    more ...
The best horse I could have ever bought.    more ...
When I met him, I understood.    more ...
I am from small Europe country Estonia.    more ...
Standardbreds have a huge heart.    more ...
More amazing stories!
The Standardbred Fan Club is always looking for more information on Standardbreds.
Although the club and site is entirely run by volunteer effort, input from members sure helps :)
Send us your stories, successes, information.

Join us for some Standardbred cameraderie!


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