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COMMUNICATION ALLIANCE TO NETWORK THOROUGHBRED EX-RACEHORSES ( Kentucky)

Your Inside Track for Off-Track Thoroughbreds

aka CANTER Kentucky   |   Lexington, KY   |  https://www.canterusa.org/kentucky

Mission

CANTER Kentucky helps non-competitive and injured thoroughbreds that become unwanted horses because they cannot run fast enough or become injured. CANTER Kentucky helps racing owners/trainers by taking their retiring Thoroughbreds into CANTER Kentucky's retraining and marketing program, providing excellent aftercare which is accredited by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. CANTER Kentucky takes thoroughbreds into its program and provides veterinary and farrier care, time to adjust to farm life and living in a herd, retraining for a new career and marketing to be adopted into CANTER-approved non-race homes. CANTER Kentucky is all volunteer. All revenue helps Thoroughbreds to excel in new careers and prepare for adoption into loving homes.

Notes from the nonprofit

CANTER Kentucky is a very active and successful thoroughbred aftercare organization in Kentucky, helping racing owners and trainers by providing quality aftercare and adoption into CANTER-approved homes for their non-competitive or injured retiring thoroughbreds.

Ruling year info

2006

Secretary/Treasurer

Jenny Mcgaughey

Executive Director/President

Robbie Timmons

Main address

224 Owsley Avenue

Lexington, KY 40502 USA

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EIN

36-4677151

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

CANTER Kentucky provides options to non-competitive and injured Thoroughbred Racehorses in Kentucky that must retire from racing. CANTER Kentucky volunteers work with racing owners/trainers to identify thoroughbreds ready to retire because they don't win races or become injured in training or during a race. Some Racing owners/trainers want to sell their horse, so CANTER volunteers will take photos, videos and descriptions of retiring thoroughbreds and advertise them on CANTER's website https://www.canterusa.org/kentucky. This is a free service to help racing owners/trainers sell their retiring thoroughbreds. Many racing owners/trainers choose to donate their retiring thoroughbred to CANTER Kentucky's program of rehab, retrain, rehome. They receive a Horse Donation receipt for income tax deductions. CANTER provides veterinary and farrier care, rehab time, retraining for a new career, marketing and adoption into CANTER-approved non-race homes. Many compete in Horse Shows across U.S.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Retraining

CANTER Kentucky's accredited Thoroughbred aftercare program helps non-competitive thoroughbreds successfully retire from racing and excel in new careers.
CANTER Kentucky provides veterinary care, farrier attention, rehabilitation time to adjust to living on a farm and in a herd and be retrained for so they can enjoy trail rides and compete in horse shows showing off their new talents. CANTER Kentucky graduates can win major equine competitions such as Retired Racehorse Project at the Kentucky Horse Park each October.
CANTER Kentucky thoroughbreds are only adopted to CANTER-approved non-race homes.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

CANTER USA 2006

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animals rehomed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Retraining

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

CANTER Kentucky finds new CANTER-approved homes for retiring injured and non-competitive thoroughbreds through retraining for new careers at its training facility, Liftoff Equestrian in Versailles,KY

Number of animals rehabilitated

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Retraining

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals with freedom from pain

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Related Program

Retraining

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals with freedom to express normal behavior

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Related Program

Retraining

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals with freedom from fear and distress

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Related Program

Retraining

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals rescued

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Related Program

Retraining

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animal adoptions

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Related Program

Retraining

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of new donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Related Program

Retraining

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of overall donors

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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average length of stay (in months)

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Related Program

Retraining

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Number of grants received

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Related Program

Retraining

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of Facebook followers

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Related Program

Retraining

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of website pageviews

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Related Program

Retraining

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

CANTER Kentucky's goals are to help retiring Thoroughbreds in Kentucky to find new homes and enjoy new careers with loving families.
Thoroughbreds adjust well to retraining. They are equine athletes, intelligent with a willingness to please. Giving thoroughbreds an opportunity to learn new riding skills through CANTER Kentucky changes them from a possibly unwanted horse that could not win races or became injured on the racetrack, into a very popular and coveted horse wanted by competitive riders in Horse Shows or by recreational riders looking for an equine partner to enjoy trail rides. Thoroughbreds that have graduated from the CANTER Kentucky program of rehab, retrain, rehome are now showing off their skills as Hunter Jumper, Eventer, in Cross Country, polo, barrel racing and many other disciplines highlighted in Horse Shows across the country. When not competing in the show arena, thoroughbreds enjoy quiet trail rides and a leisure life style where they live as a normal horse in a herd.
CANTER Kentucky has no paid staff. Professionals in business, social media, marketing, equine industry and more, volunteer their time and expertise to help thoroughbreds transition from racehorse to pleasure horse, to be adopted into CANTER-approved homes. All funds raised by CANTER Kentucky are spent to help thoroughbreds.
CANTER Kentucky utilizes Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and website https://www.canterusa.org/kentucky to promote thoroughbreds available for adoption or for sale by racing owners/trainers. A Training facility located in Versailles, Kentucky is home to CANTER Kentucky thoroughbreds where they are retrained for new careers and marketed to be adopted into new homes.

CANTER Kentucky strategy to obtain goals of helping retiring Thoroughbreds at Kentucky racetracks is to maintain contact with racing owners/trainers to identify which thoroughbreds are ready to retire because they don't win races or become injured.
Once the retiring thoroughbreds are identified, CANTER Kentucky volunteers with work with racing owners/trainers to decide which options are best for them and their thoroughbred - whether to advertise the horse for sale on CANTER's website with potential buyers contacting the racing owner/trainer, or to have the thoroughbred donated to the CANTER Kentucky program of rehab, retrain, rehome to begin retraining for its new career and adoption into a CANTER-approved non-race home.
The racing owner receives a horse Donation receipt from CANTER to submit for income tax deduction.

CANTER Kentucky has the capability to meet its goals due to its excellent reputation and success rate with Kentucky racing owners and trainers to help their non-competitive or injured thoroughbred succeed in a new career and new home after racing.
CANTER Kentucky has a volunteer base that is efficient, knowledgeable and dedicated to CANTER Kentucky's mission.
As CANTER Kentucky has no paid staff and is all volunteer, donors support its program of rehab, retrain, rehome - knowing that all funds are spent to help Thoroughbreds.
CANTER Kentucky has established goals every year and has met and exceeded those goals.

CANTER Kentucky has transitioned hundreds of retiring Thoroughbreds since it began operating 10 years ago.
Each year, CANTER Kentucky transports more than 10 Thoroughbreds into its program of rehab, retrain, rehome - providing veterinary attention, farrier care, rehab time to adjust to living on a farm and in a herd, retraining for a new career, marketing on website, social media, flyers, and adoption into CANTER-approved non-race homes.
What's next for CANTER Kentucky is to increase marketing opportunities and promotion of its successful program through new outlets such as quarterly e-newsletters, e-flyers and email correspondence.
What's next is to Increase exposure and generate new followers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and website which will result in additional donations, fundraising opportunities, and potential adopters.
CANTER Kentucky participates in the Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover in October at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington which generates new followers, supporters and potential adopters.
CANTER Kentucky is accredited by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.
CANTER Kentucky receives recognition and support for its successful program from Thoroughbred Charities of America, ASPCA, After the Finish Line, and the EQUUS Foundation.
CANTER Kentucky's progress to date has met goals established this year.
CANTER Kentucky expects to meet and exceed yearly goals and is on target to exceed goals.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

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COMMUNICATION ALLIANCE TO NETWORK THOROUGHBRED EX-RACEHORSES ( Kentucky)

Board of directors
as of 04/24/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Jenny McGaughey


Board co-chair

Robbie Timmons

CANTER Kentucky

Term: 2019 - 2029

Polly Sue Poppy

Kalena Richards

Kyle Rothfus

Pam Cleverly

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes