Celebrating over 30 years of setting a new standard...
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Performance Standardbreds was established in 1990 by a few Standardbred enthusiasts who realized the animal’s enormous potential use for riding or driving. As an organization our focus is and always has been to support and promote the Standardbred horse and those that are lucky enough to own them. The Standardbred is one of the most versatile breeds by far. Did you know that by age three, there are many already starting their second careers? Throughout their early years, the foundation was established and now it’s onwards and upwards for these athletic, sturdy, sensible, beautiful horses who's hearts are (virtually)bigger than their bodies. Standardbreds participate in jumping, dressage, endurance and competitive trail, just to name a few – there really is no limit to what you or they can accomplish together. Performance Standardbreds promotes the breed in a new and positive light. Recognizing the potential and the need to give these horses, that are no longer able to race, new careers
Celebrating 32 years with an exciting line up of clinics!
"Core & Stretching Exercises for your Equine
"Competitive Trail" -what you need to know- Booking for 2022
"Cowboy Challenge"- What does it take? -
Booking for 2022
Dates TBA if not posted , check back
Discounted fees for P.S.members!
Driving Clinic Review
Our Learn to Drive Clinic with clinician Dwight Beard was held on the Sept.5-7 weekend . The clinic comprised a group session the first day covering topics like , how to choose a driving horse, harness and cart/carriage suitability, and how to assess a suitable horse.
Private 1 hr. lessons followed and were tailored to the horse/handler /driver experience. Most participants were brand new to driving and spent time learning to ground drive, harness, and in some cases hobble their horses.
Our Placement Ambassador-"Cinnamon Cracker," initiated his new role at the clinic and he never put a hoof wrong! He had not been driven in a few years but as most , he was quite comfortable being hooked up again. He was instrumental in giving participants their first feel of the lines and the smiles could not have been bigger!
Ask the Expert
Watch previous episodes here!
Episode #2 Ask A Veterinarian part 1
This is a 3 part episode , visit our channel to watch parts 2 & 3 !
Featured Placement Horse
Cinnamon Cracker, AKA Cracker
We are excited to announce that Cracker has been chosen to represent the Placement Program as an Ambassador!
A new page will be coming to keep you updated on his progress and appearances .
We thank everyone who expressed interest in Cracker and are here to assist you in finding your own super Standardbred!
New Auction in the works May 2022 Please go to our Facebook Page for Updates
Watch this page for a future Auction & Sale
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New Series for Training Help!
The first instalment of this series can be viewed on our FB page and includes bio's of our training mentors.
The series will continue for PS members only on a private members page. Members can ask questions and submit their own video's with current issues they would like help resolving.
Now free for everyone !
A bimonthly series on topics of interest for all Standardbred owners and enthusiasts. Q & A will be included for subsequent segments by contacting us after the preview announcement is made.
Watch this page or on Facebook to see more
Episode #3 "Ask An Equine Nutritionist" Coming in May !
Send in your ?'s before May 12th, 2022
Now Playing !
In episode #2 we will be interviewing Dr. Jordon Cook DVM
Dr. Cook is the track veterinarian for Standardbred Harness racing in Alberta and is also an associate at a large Equine practice.
Topics for discussion will include issues that affect Standardbred race horses and how they are treated and considerations when acquiring an off the track Standardbred.
You will have an opportunity prior to ask questions before each filming.
Email your ? to email@example.com or comment in the post on our facebook page.
Become a PS member and get our preferred rate at upcoming clinics! The group has three or four clinics a year , including or in addition to those below.
Saddle fitting or Stretching and Core Exercises - If you would like to host a clinic at your facility or attend one hosted by us all proceeds will benefit horses in the placement program. Check out the posters below and we can plan your clinic!