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There are many ways to find a retired Standardbred 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. Many provide transitional training to the horses and then have them available for a new career 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.

Click here for some frequently asked questions about retired racehorses.


Online

www.adoptahorse.org
Horses available in NJ, NY, VA, KY and FL

www.dreamhorse.com

www.LaHorse.com

Free Standardbreds on thehorse.com

Delaware

Changing Fates Equine Rescue
31283 Old Cabin Rd.
Laurel, DE

Florida

Driving Home Rescue Inc.
Bell, FL 32619
Jeannette Hall
(386) 935-1525
jhalleqdt@yahoo.com

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

Trotting Racehorses Off The Track Equine Rescue
www.ridingstarranch.org
Spring Garden Ranch
DeLeon Springs, FL
Dawn Schmertmann
(386) 848-7953

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

Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals
http://www.msspa.org
Windham, NE
(207) 892-3040
info@msspa.org

Rockin T Equine Rescue
Lisbon, ME
(207) 353-6581

Maryland

Day's End Farm Horse Rescue
http://www.defhr.org
Woodbine, MD
(301) 854-5037
(410) 442-1564

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

Greystone Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation
http://www.greystonequine.com/
Rising Sun, MD
(443) 907-8627

New Jersey

Standardbred Retirement Foundation
www.adoptahorse.org
Millstone, NJ
Horses available in NJ, NY, VA, KY and FL
Maggie Wreiole
(732) 446-4422

New York

Country Acres Animal Shelter
http://countryacresanimalshelter.org/
5852 West Scott Rd.
Homer, NY 13077
(607) 749-2734
(315) 224-3110
nalley@countryacresanimalshelter.org

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

Equine Rescue Resource
www.equinerescueresource.com
Pine Bush, NY
(845) 744-1728

Heading for Home
www.hfhrrc.org
Saratoga Springs, NY
Joe Battaglia
(518) 265-3539

Lady's Legacy Equine Rescue , Inc.
www.Ladyslegacy.org
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
Kait Lin
(845)444-4748

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

Ohio

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

Winnie Morgan Nemeth
(734) 320-7918

Starting Gaits Standardbred Transition Program, Inc.
http://www.startinggaits.com
1599 Ireland Road
Xenia, Ohio 45385
Mandi Cool:
( 937) 417-5271
startinggaits@gmail.com

Pennsylvania

Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue
http://www.angelacreshorsehavenrescue.com
P.O. Box 62
Glenville, PA

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

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

Omega Horse Rescue
http://www.omegahorserescue.com/ Airville, PA
(717) 862-3322

Vermont

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

Virginia

Central Virginia Horse Rescue
www.centralvahorserescue.com
rescue@centralvahorserescue.com
389 Boydton Plank Road
Brodnax, VA 23920
(434) 774-6607

West Virginia

Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue
http://www.wvhorserescue.org
equinerescue@live.com
Seves tri-state area: OH, WV, KY

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