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CANTER and Retired Racehorse Project Join Forces

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This article comes from the Unwanted Horse Coalition.

The Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses (CANTER) and the Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) have joined forced in 2015 to help facilitate the sale of retired Thoroughbred racehorses to buyers in the equestrian market. CANTER is a nonprofit organization that works through 13 affiliates at 27 racetracks nationwide connecting racehorse owners with potential buyers via an online marketplace. RRP works to increase the demand for ex-racehorses through educational programs and marketing while serving the farms and organizations in the private and nonprofit sectors that offer training for second careers. Among other collaborative efforts, both organizations will promote CANTER listings as a source for horses eligible to enter RRP’s Thoroughbred Makeover in Kentucky; CANTER will distribute copies of RRP’s Racehorse Resource Directory; and RRP will involve local CANTER affiliates when presenting at educational programs and regional horse expos. “We love what RRP does to educate and inspire horse people to consider off-track Thoroughbreds, and are thrilled to be integrating our work with theirs,” said CANTER USA Executive Director, Nancy Koch.

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