Performance Standardreds was established in 1990 by a few Standardbred enthusiasts who realized the animal’s enormous potential use for riding or driving.  The Standardbred is one of the most versatile breeds by far. By age three, there are many already starting their second careers. Throughout their early years, the foundation has been established and now it’s onwards and upwards for these athletic, sturdy, sensible horses. Jumping, dressage, endurance and competitive trail – there really is no limit to what they can accomplish!

Recognizing the potential of and the need to give these horses that are no longer able to race new lives, Performance Standardbreds promotes the breed in a new and positive light.


Are you interested in giving a retired Standardbred a new career? Check out our placement and referral horses here!


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Success Story – Forward Motion (owned by Madisen Groves)

May 23, 2016 Success Story 12

My name is Forward Motion, but I am more commonly known as Joey. I am a 19 year old Standardbred gelding. Born in Okotoks, AB...

Success Story – VWJetta (owned by Michelle Aschim)

April 29, 2016 Success Story 7

I was a horse crazy lady with no pony to call my own up until about 2003. I rode whenever opportunity presented itself which might...