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There are many ways to find a retired Standardbred or a horse that was unable to make it to the races to use as a pleasure riding or driving horse. Some web sites are specifically designated to sell Standardbreds, usually racehorses, but now they have categories for Pleasure Horses.

Other options include adoption agencies and local trainers.  The USTA does not keep a list of ex-racehorses available, but below you will find a list of organizations that do.  Please note, that many of these organizations have horses that are in foster care in states other than where the organization is located, so don’t limit your research to just those organizations in your state.  There might be a horse very close to you that is listed on a web site that is based many states away!

Adoption agencies primarily take in Standardbreds that are unable to race or retired from racing.  Some retrain the horses and then have them available for a new life as a pleasure horse.  Generally the adoption of these horses precludes the new owner from using the Standardbred for racing or breeding purposes.  The information provided here is for your convenience and the USTA makes no guarantees about the organizations or individuals listed.

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California

RMR Horse Sanctuary
www.rmrhorsesanctuary.com
Santa Cruz, CA
Shari Click
(831) 247-7161

T.R.O.T.R.
Woodland, California
(530)867-3866
Shannon Becerra
www.trotr.org

Florida

Driving Home Rescue Inc.
3970 NW 73rd Trail
Bell, FL 32619
Jeannette Hall
386-935-1525
jhalleqdt@yahoo.com

Equine Rescue & Adoption Foundation
www.eraf.org
Palm City, FL
(772) 220-0150

Kentucky

Kentucky Equine Humane Center
www.kyehc.org
Nicholasville, KY
(859) 881-5849

Maine

Futures For Standardbreds
http://futuresforstandardbreds.blogspot.com
15 Beacon Street
Portland, ME 04103
ffstandardbreds@maine.rr.com

Maryland

Horse Lovers United, Inc.
www.horseloversunited.com
Salisbury, MD
Lorraine Truitt
410) 749-3599

Lost & Found Horse Rescue
www.lfhr.org
Germantown, MD
(240) 599-0635

New Jersey

Standardbred Retirement Foundation
www.adoptahorse.org
Hamilton, NJ
Jennifer Nagle
(609) 324-1500

New York

Equine Rescue Inc.
www.equine-rescue.org
Walden, NY
Lynda Roemer-Broas
(845) 733-6085

Sunshine Horses, Inc.
www.nysunshinehorses.org
Memphis, NY
Kate Star
(315) 729-7016

Ohio

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program
www.horseadoption.com
Laura, OH
Dot Morgan
(937) 947-4020
(614) 771-6825

Pennsylvania

Omega Horse Rescue
www.omegahorserescue.com
8272 Woodbine Road
Airville, PA 17302
(717) 862-3322
omega@omegahorserescue.com

Last Chance Ranch
www.lastchanceranch.org
Quakertown, PA
(215) 538-2510

Retired Equine Adoption Society of the NE
www.reasonhorserescue.com
Harvey’s Lake, PA
(570) 333-5266

Vermont

H.O.U.R.S.E. in VT
www.hourseinvt.org
Jeffersonville, VT
(802) 644-2759

West Virginia

Second Wind Adoption Program, Inc.
www.crossedsabers.com
West Union, WV
Celeita Kramer
(304) 873-3532

Wisconsin

Midwest Horse Welfare Foundation, Inc
www.equineadoption.com
Pittsville, WI
Scott Bayerl
(715) 884-2215

Racer Placers, Inc.
www.racerplacersinc.com
Jefferson, WI
Weenonah Brattset
(262) 593-8051





Here To Help

If you acquire a Standardbred and want to learn more about its history, the USTA will help with identification of horses (via lip tattoo or neck freeze brand).

Contact Jessica Schroeder at jessica.schroeder@ustrotting.com
1-877-800-8782 ext. 3212

Standardbred Horse Adoption