If you have room in your barn now’s the time to bring your shopping cart (i.e., trailer) down to Suffolk Downs. CANTER New England is hosting it’s annual Showcase next Sunday, October 24th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The Showcase is an opportunity for trainers to present horses nearing their retirement from racing to a large group of interested buyers. CANTER NE board members and volunteers will run the event and be available to answer questions from prospective buyers.
As the Suffolk Downs racing season nears its November 13 conclusion, CANTER NE’s focus is to help local trainers find new careers for their retired racehorses, be it in competitive jumping, trail riding, or simply lawn-grazing. Horses sold through CANTER NE go directly from their trainers to new homes, eliminating the costly need to care for them at foster facilities. The organization does not benefit financially from these sales.
CANTER NE is excited to build on the success of last year’s showcase, which saw a record turnout of both horses and people. Approximately 80 horses found new homes and careers. CANTER NE hopes to increase participation even more this year as more horse owners discover the possibilities and benefits of owning an ex-racehorse.
Interested parties wanting to learn more about the possibilities of owning an ex-racehorse and those actively looking for horses are encouraged to attend. The event will take place in the stable area and volunteers will be on hand to answer any questions. For more information please visit the CANTER NE website at www.canterne.org, e-mail email@example.com, or contact volunteer Jennifer at 617-208-8906.
This is a fantastic organization that deserves your support. It is entirely staffed by volunteers who work tirelessly to find homes for the horses.
And don’t let anyone tell you that racehorses are 1) too difficult to retrain 2) are all crazy or 3) are all lame. Freedom is a great example of a horse that’s willing, able and fun to ride (okay, I’ll concede that sometimes he’s a bit crazy).