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December 9, 2014

Mariah Hammerschmidt


CANTER New England Recognized at Equine Affaire Springfield

Boulder, Colo. CANTER New England was recognized by the organization A Home for Every Horse at the Equine Affaire’s legendary event. CANTER New England of Everett, Massachusetts is dedicated to the welfare of the racing Thoroughbred and assisting ex-racers in making the successful transition to life after the finish line.

Equine Affaire’s educational program forms the cornerstone of the event, held at the Eastern States Exposition in W. Springfield, Massachusetts, was the stage for the November 15th event to honor The Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses.

As part of the recognition of the compassionate work done by the CANTER New England (; the sponsors of A Home for Every Horse presented the off the track thoroughbred rescue with some horse-care gifts to take back to the rescue. Including; a new WeatherBeeta blanket, coupons for Purina horse feed, twenty four tubes of Zoetis Strongid paste and a $50 Tractor Supply Gift Card.

Kim Rig, Executive Director of the equine rescue, said “A Home for Every Horse has been a huge help for us in off-setting the costs for the horses in our adoption program and giving us the ability to effectively advertise and market our horses at no charge”.

CANTER stands for The Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses. CANTER started as a solution to help racehorses find new careers by connecting buyers and sellers through posting racehorses for sale on the Internet. The program quickly became a national web-based phenomenon. Since the first CANTER Michigan program started in 1997, it and has grown to include affiliates in Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Mid Atlantic, New England, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington. All the CANTER programs are all-volunteer organizations with 501C3 nonprofit status.

The affiliates in Arizona, California, Kentucky, Michigan, Mid Atlantic, New England, Ohio, Colorado, Illinois, Minnesota, Texas, and Washington have also expanded their CANTER programs to include owner relinquished horse adoption programs, where CANTER assumes ownership of the horse and all associated expenses. Many of these CANTER Phase II programs have affiliations with veterinary colleges such as Michigan State University and Ohio State University, where horses receive necessary surgical procedures to return to soundness.

If you want more information on rescue horses or you want to locate a rescue near you, please check out and the Active Interest Media Equine Network have joined forces with the American Horse Council’s Unwanted Horse Coalition to launch A Home for Every Horse Project.

This project helps find homes for America’s 170,000 to 200,000 horses in need of care and shelter.Here’s how it works:• Begin the search for your next equine partner at You can search horses waiting for homes at nonprofit shelters across the country. Browse by rescue horse, or find rescue organizations in your area.

• Visit the site’s “Services” section to learn about your local rescue organizations. Find out how you can volunteer, donate, or simply spread the word.

If your 501(c)(3) rescue organization would like to join the Home For Every Horse Project, call (866) 467-7323, ext. 100. is a part of Active Interest Media Equine Network.


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