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Standardbred Organizations

Although the horse racing industry is a multi-billion dollar industry, the Standardbred racing industry has made no provisions to support these grand horses when their racing careers come to an end.


Circle F Horse Adoption Society
The Circle F Horse Rescue Society is a registered charitable organization established in 1997 in British Columbia. The founder felt that all horses should have Freedom - freedom from neglect and abuse and freedom to have a good home. That's what the "F" in Circle F stands for. The Society runs a horse adoption service which includes Standardbreds.


Greener Pastures
Greener Pastures is a registered non-profit charitable organization and has been in operation since 2003 in British Columbia. The organization (The BC Standardbred Horse Adoption Society) is dedicated to changing the lives of horses and humans by finding homes and safe havens for the Standardbred Horse.


J & M Acres Horse Rescue
J & M Acres Horse Rescue is an all-breed private rescue located in Maple Ridge, BC that began in 1995. We are an all-breed rescue here, but we definitely specialize in the Standardbreds.


New Vocations Adoption Program
Founded in 1992 to offer retiring racehorses a safe-haven, rehabilitation, and continued education through placement in experienced, caring homes. New Vocations has 3 scenic Ohio locations in Garrettsville, Laurelville, and Marysville. Other locations include: Lexington, Kentucky; Manchester, Michigan; and Hummelstown, Pennsylvania.


Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society
The Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society (OSAS) is an approved charitable organization, founded in 1996 to assist in the adoption and relocation of retired and non-racing Standardbred horses within Ontario.


Performance Standardbreds
Performance Standardbreds runs out of Calgary, Alberta and was established in 1990 by a few Standardbred enthusiasts who realized the animal's enormous potential as a saddle horse. Recognizing the need to give horses no longer able to race new lives, Performance Standardbreds now promotes the breed in a new and positive light.

Performance Standardbreds offers two standards of horses for sale: horses in their 'Placement Program' and horses that have been 'Referred'.
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Standardbred Pleasure & Performance Horse Association of Victoria (Australia)
The Standardbred Pleasure & Performance Horse Association of Victoria (SPPHAV) offers encouragement and support to owners of ridden Standardbred and partbred Standardbred horses. The SPPHAV is the peak body for horses shown at agricultural shows within Victoria.


The Standardbred Showcase Riding Club
The Standardbred Showcase Riding Club (Ontario, Canada) is a non profit corporation with a mandate to promote the standardbred as a riding, showing and pleasure driving horse.


Standardbred Pleasure Horse Organization of Ohio
SPHO promotes and educates the general public about the Standardbred breed as a versatile and useful pleasure horse before, during, and after any racing career.


Standardbred Pleasure Horse Organization of New Jersey
The Standardbred Pleasure Horse Organization of New Jersey (USA) assists in locating new homes for retired racing horses, offers practical tips, members stories and show results.


The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (NY, USA)
The Standardbred Retirement Foundation, Inc. (SRF) is a private, non-profit, tax exempt organization created to care for, rehabilitate and secure lifetime adoption of non-competitive racehorses, to ensure their proper care with follow up, and combine the needs of youth at risk and these horses in therapeutic equine programs to benefit both.


Therapeutic Riding and Off-Track Rehabiliatation (USA)
A small, start-up non-profit in California dedicated to assisting Standardbred horses off the track learn new careers and find loving homes.

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GVRD Horse Directory
The Greater Vancouver Regional Horse Directory is all about connecting horse people across the Lower Mainland, BC.

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.

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