These organizations are linked with permission.  If you would like your organization listed, please contact me.


Futures For Standardbreds is an independent, non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax exempt corporation. We accept donated Standardbreds that are no longer racing for a variety of reasons, and also rescue them from situations that will lead to inhumane treatment. The horses must be sound and retrainable for pleasure disciplines in order to be placed in a responsible home. The required donation for adopting these horses is returned directly to the program to be used for helping more Standardbreds in need.


To stand in the gap for noncompetitive, often injured racehorses providing a peaceful environment and skilled hands to assist in their development as pleasure mounts. To place these horses in experienced loving homes that will continue their education so each has a skill and therefore, a future. New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program believes in the talent and potential of these horses. It endeavors to stand in the gap providing a transitional haven, skilled hands, loving care, and a future of hope and a brighter tomorrow.


501c3 Standardbred Adoption Program created to ensure that retired Standardbred horses find a second calling and profession.  Founded October 2018 by Wanda Polissini.

Southeastern WI

Racer Placers, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit charitable organization dedicated to rehoming and retraining Standardbred  harness racing horses whose racing careers have ended. Our mission is to find responsible adoptive homes where these horses can begin second careers as pleasure driving horses, riding horses, as well as many other disciplines. We occasionally accept other breeds of horses, ponies and donkeys for placement when space and funds are available.

Central Square, NY

Sunshine Horses, Inc. is a non-profit, independent adoption agency and rescue facility for horses located in Syracuse, NY. Founded by Kate Starr in 2003, Sunshine has found loving homes for more than 150 horses. We specialize in retraining and rehoming retired Standardbred racehorses. However, Sunshine works with all horse breeds and prepares them for their forever homes.

Cream Ridge, NJ

The Standardbred Retirement Foundation is a non-profit, tax exempt organization created to care for, rehabilitate, and secure lifetime adoption of non-competitive racehorses, to ensure their proper care with follow-up, and combine the needs of youth at risk with these horses in therapeutic equine programs to benefit both.

Xenia, OH

Starting Gaits Standardbred Transition Program, Inc. is dedicated to promoting and facilitating alternative career options for the Standardbred breed once their racing career has ended. Starting Gaits’ programs aim to educate and increase awareness of the versatility of the breed through events and activities, facilitate off-site placement assistance, and provide transitional training and placement services to approved homes to ensure the lifelong care of the horse.

Western NY

This page was create in an effort to help retiring Standardbred race horses find their way to new careers as riding/driving/pleasure horses. The Standardbred breed is a tough and durable one, and the horses are well known for being sensible, trainable, and relatively easy to care for. They traditionally break to saddle quickly, and are used to all kinds of commotion from life at race track. The horses listed here are not for sale for racing, as the owners wish to retire them from the track and let them start new careers. Contact information will be listed with each horse.

Saratoga, NY

This page is inspired by the One Answer Project and networks Standardbred horses that are available for sale or adoption by their owners.

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