Celebrating over 25 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

  Improve Your Horse's Core

Join  us for a live demonstration on the Equiband system from Equicore Concepts Ltd. Check out http://bit.ly/2VXwFMH

Some lovely Standardbreds will be volunteering themselves for the event!

Sunrise Farms - 250079 Range Rd.32, Calgary, AB

 Sunday July 21, 2019,  3-5 pm

RSVP to sunbergk@gmail.com

Featured Placement Horse
Cinnamon Cracker, AKA Cracker

 This very personable, handsome and clever fellow has been well started under saddle , ridden English and Western , or take him out for a drive! 


For  FOUR years running now, Century Downs Racetrack and Casino has hosted the always exciting Pace Under Saddle Event. The first year  was 2015 and featured two races held on August 29th and 30th. It was an inaugural event to determine how much interest there was in future events of its kind. Fourteen ladies between the ages of 21 and 47 . Retired pacers  are put to the test and it's always an exciting venture to watch! 

The 2018 Pace Under Saddle Racer was won for a second year in a row by Kaylea Hepburn on gelding  Meadowlark Apache.


link to the video

August 11, 2018

Thanks to Bill Farrant for the use of his video.


The videos from previous years can be viewed on  YouTube by clicking on the respective date below

August 29th, 2015  

 August 30th, 2015

In 2016, the races were changed up a little with each rider 

August 13,2016 elimination

August 14,2016 elimination

Amanda Barron won the final riding Super Sunrise, and proceeds went to the Brody Lane Fawcett Fund

In 2017, there were fewer riders but no less excitement as they again raced for a charity of their choice. 

The winner for 2017 was Kaylea Hepburn riding Meadowlark Apache. 

Century Downs shares an interview from Krystle Frisky with the victor:


Maybe someday, like the Monty races out East, Century  Downs and Standardbred Canada could sanction this event for a purse.

Maybe you could win it!!!

Featured Referral Horse
Donnie's Deal - PLACED!

Donnie is looking for her permanent home...........

Story Submissions

Do you have a special Standardbred in your life or in the past? We would love to share your story with our readers . Please send us a message here.....

Want to know how to get your own stylish hoodie?

Check out our Horsie Items Sales Page for some unique gifts

Auction/Sale held in December 2018

We actually made a few extra $'s with additional monies donated by some of our purchasers!

We hope to have another auction/sale in the fall.

Stay tuned!

A few items that will be available..........



Become a PS member and get our preferred rate at upcoming clinics! The group has three or four clinics a year from "Learning to Fall" to the regular clinics listed 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!

Check out the Events Page Now! (Go to our Membership Page to join now!)

2015 Stampede booth -Jenna