Celebrating 30 years of setting a new standard...
Looking for something on our website and can't find it? Type key words in the search bar
Celebrating 31 years with an exciting line up of clinics!
"Core & Stretching Exercises for your Equine
"Competitive Trail" -what you need to know- Booking for 2021
"Cowboy Challenge"- What does it take? -
Booking for 2021
Dates TBA if not posted , check back
Discounted fees for P.S.members!
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
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!
In the fall of 2020 Performance Standardbreds sponsored the Hi Point Standardbred Award during the Western Dressage World Championship Show (on line).
PS member Kim Scott and her Standardbred Palomine impressed the judges and other competitors and were rewarded with the Hi Point Standardbred Award!
Check out Kim & Palomine's story in our Story
submissions ( above)
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!
Thank you to everyone who once again made this a successful fundraiser!
Watch this page for a future Auction & Sale
"My First Promise"-PLACED!
This stunning beauty is looking for new adventures post racing and more recently motherhood.
Check her out , she's definitely worth a look!
Others available too!
ITEMS FOR SALE
Want to know how to get your own stylish hoodie?
Check out our Horsie Items Sales Page for some unique gifts
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.
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!