WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
My Silver Dollar
She does everything in a double jointed hollow loose ring snaffle. She was second after dressage and she finished third and the kids only been competing for a year and it’s her 4th event. I’m just so so so proud of the mare !
Owner: Rae Anne
Meet Sublime Symphony, also known as "Piper". She came off of the Fort Erie Racetrack 8 months ago and has recently turned 6 years old. She has started her new career as a Hunter/Jumper and is loving it! She has such a sweet temperament and is a quick learner. She is in the beginning stages of going consistently round on the flat and jumping a full course.
ET is doing amazing. Never mind his wonderful movement and athleticism, the best thing about him is his sweet steady mind. At his first hunter pace, he was exposed to his first XC jumps and w/t/c in a group on a soft rein the entire time. In a french link snaffle and loose noseband no less! He’s a joy to work with every single day.
Inside Man born march 2015. Got him on September 2018, was just off the track. We started working in December and here's where he got in a few months. I couldn't have hoped for a better horse
A beautiful update from our 2018 Retiree, “ Silent Dance”. He and Emma ( his rider) won the Quebec Eventing Championships this season in the pre-entry open division. What a great team!!
Brixton Hill looking brave as ever with his partner in crime, Lindsay!! He's loving his new life in eventing and you both look the part!
Rock Hard Doll
I adopted “Rock Hard Doll” (Ricky) now named Denali back in February, and I have been in love ever since. The first week she learnt how to stand still, and ever since she never takes a step when being brushed and tacked! She is hands down the most mellow OTTB I have ever met that has come off the track so recently. Our second ride we went WT and she immediately went into a frame, needless to say it brought me to absolute tears! The first time I worked with her on the ground was completely at liberty, she was able to walk across Liverpools, over bridges, without a single tool in hand. She even would trot beside me at Liberty as well!
Cold Ash came off the track 6 months ago and is adjusting to hid new career as an eventer like a superstar. He has the best puppy dog personality and likes to please even when asked to do new things. He is the total package with a great brain and even better looks. We are planning our first event this summer!
Our 2018 retiree “ Miss Trinity “ ! Learning to fly for the show season this year.
“ Coppersmith” aka “ Finley”. Our 2018 Retiree has enjoyed some downtime and is now training over fences and on the flat ! His new owner has described him as her dream horse and the two of them will be heading to the Royal Winter Fair for the Thoroughbred classes next 2020❤️
When I first took Click home with me, I knew I was in for something special. He takes to things with nothing but ease and determination and he is always eager to try new exciting challenges. As a first time horse owner Click has taught me a lot about taking something from nothing and building it into something amazing. Our journey has only begun and things are only going up!
Calvin is absolutely fantastic! He figures things out so quick. He is extremely smart and talented. Racing might not have been his thing but jumping sure is! Does not matter the size of jump, he gives full effort.
Tikal was one of our favorite three year olds!! He is enjoying his new show horse life with the Diana Burnett eventing team and even took the Winter off in Florida. What a spoiled boy! :)
He's getting better and better every day. He's all I've ever dreamed about owning! He is the most kind, good natured horse I've ever been around..and definitely has a heart of old. He loves going for hacks in the fields in woods. Soooo excited to officially get him started in the spring!
"I bought Simcoe aka Lake Simcoe, last October and I couldn’t have asked for a better horse. We worked a lot on the basics throughout the winter and he was introduced to jumping and Horseball, which he both loves! He’ll make his Eventing and Horseball debut this season and I can’t wait to see how it goes!"
You were right about him having spirit !! I’ve had him almost two years and he’s been the most challenging and also the most rewarding young horse I’ve ever sat on. He’s brave and bold and loves to go for gallops!! Thank you for being a stepping stone in the path to our partnership
Cassandra with Braveman at the Kentucky horse park 2019! this was one of our first retiree's to compete at the Retired Racehorse project. They have some such a long way in just 10 months from when he first left the track.
One of my favorite duos- "Minnow Money" is healing up from a suspensory injury he sustained at the track - he's slowly getting back into work with the fabulous Katie.
I love these two!! our 2017 retiree showing off her moves with Amy in the pilot seat. She jumped around the trillum 2'3 hunters without putting a foot out of place. " A" circuit hunter in the making!
"He's a true unicorn with so much heart and I absolutely adore him. I'm so excited to see where we an go together! Thank you for providing me with the best horse I could've imagined"
Asai Asai Asai
Asai Asai Asai” - 2019 retiree with her new owner, Emma are kicking butt on the eventing circuit ! This duo finished first place in the Entry division at their competition this past weekend
I am who I am
"I am who I am, now named Odin, is doing awesome! He is just the most affectionate horse I've ever met. We've recently started jumping and I'm hoping to take him to a couple jumper and mountain trails shows this summer. I've ridden him bitless since his first ride with me and he has been incredible. He is also super fun at liberty and really seems to enjoy clicker training."- Mikaela
"Ultimate Blue" the one eyed wonder, war horse who was a fan favorite at the track! He has found his calling on the Quebec hunter circuit, making waves and winning tons of ribbons with his incredible new owner. I absolutely love watching this pair together!
Seeking a Glitter
"Seeking a Glitter" aka "Glitz" is settling so well into her life as a show horse! Most recently, she was the top placed Thoroughbred and winner in the Thoroughbred Incentive Championships for the Development Hunter Series at Twinholm Trilium show! Way to go guys.
Well.... we did it!! He has recovered so well ♡♡ He honestly is one of the best horses I have ever owned and I want to thank you two for everything you guys did for us! Katie you held him for me until I could come see him and kept everyone that was interested in him away essentially lol you made his forever home with me happen and I am forever so grateful ♡ Stephanie, you took care of my boy and helped us so much with all my questions and even made a trip out to his rehab facility to follow up and you were just so great the whole way through. You are one in a million! I am just so over the moon with how well Chance and I have bonded and I didn't ever think I could love a horse like this again after my pony that I had for 16 years passed away. Chance has made my depression disappear and has been a huge blessing in our lives! ♡♡
Asterism aka Remington has made so many positive changes since Kim took him home. He was a little high strung at first, but has completely relaxed into his new surroundings. The pair have began to form an unbelievable bond and Rem is even ponying her kids around!! such a transformation
"Houdini" the stunning steel grey who lasted less than an hour on my page, looking right at home with his new owner!! Can't wait to see you and Marisa out on the circuit!
Southern Belle Retiree " Single Action " now known as " Royal Attica" looking fancy in her dressage apparel!! She even went over her first jump last week ...... looking to start eventing next year. Thank you for the update Eva!
" Miss Vivi " looking pretty confident in her western gear ... practicing for one of the RRP elements. Good job Jorden!
Tanya and Witch's Bourbon have been living out the fantasy in New Brunswick where they are learning the dressage craft. What a gorgeous team!
" Toriaezu Nama " enjoyed some downtoime prior to beginning her new career path as a show horse. Amanda has done a wonderful job of bringing this big boned beauty along!
"Blue Wave" and his new owner Chelsea, posing for a pic before they head home to Nova Scotia! Match made in heaven... wishing you both the best of luck on your new adventure together ❤
" Araz " was a retiree who came along extremely guick in his new career! this photo of him competing in the jumper division at Bromont encompasses the potential that these horses have.
"Substance" looking like a real class act in the jumper ring! His owner describes him as bold and fearless ❤
" Abby" has very quickly become a barn favourite with her incredibly sweet personality. Thios duo is planning to show in the jumper ring next summer.
Owner: Sarah D
Lindsay has proved to work wonders with a number of off track thoroughbreds. "Dancer: is no exception to the rule. These two look like real pros in their training!
2020 retiree "Fraction" and his owner looking scopey and magnificient over fences this winter
This big gelding and his loving new owner won't let a little snow stop their flat work training! hes looking so well rounded and solid. great job!
Pasture has been enjoying the life of luxury in his retirement! you can bet your bottom dollar who the fastes horse on the hunt was :)
Our 2018 Retiree with his new partner in crime. The duo were grand champion this past summer at the Hamilton Hunt horseshow!
Power of Three
2019 Retiree and the incredible, Chelsea Clouter (Also a Southern Belle team member). These two look like pros already in their cross country training.
Tiz a Rebel
Our gorgeous retiree, "Rebel" with his new owner, Shannon.Thank you for the lovely fall photo shoot photos!
Who says race horses are wild? Macarada is right at home in his retirement while going on a hack with a loose rope halter. Amazing!!!
2019 retiree, with his new owner who looks to be making some srious headway in the dressage discipline. Great work you two!!
Five and his new pilot have been having a ball this past summer! apparently he jumps the moon and exhibits that bold mind set which OTTB's are known for! good luck on the eventing circuit you guys!
Timber and her new owner have been an incredible sight to watch! Here they are competing at Wesley Clover parks- this mare has it all: speed, agility and heart. Tia has put in the time and effort and it shows! You two will be a force to be reckoned with on the jumper circuit.
Badjeros and his new owner, Melina look like true naturals as they work sowards a shot in the dressage ring. Watching his horse move at the track; I knew there was a dressage career in his future!
Bao and his youn new rider have been making waves in the Hunter ring. They have moved up the ranks and are already competing on the "A" circuit!
Roman was a horse who I had the pleasure of galloping during the 2021 racing season. I was grateful for the opportunity o rehome him into a new career where his absolutely thriving as a jumper! Thank you for the update Melina.
Kerby recently won 1st place in his 0.60 Jumper debut at the Angel Stone Silver Series!! congrats to this dynamic duo.
2020 retiree "Lucky" have been thriving this past year in th eventing world. Lucky looks to have so much scope over those fences; wonderful job on the re training!
Owner: Sarah L
This impressive pair recently took home the 8th place spot in the .90 Mini Prix! What an epic result for a job well done.
2020 Retiree is absolutely thriving! according to her new owner, she is walking around the show horse grounds like she has been doing it her whole life. She is learning how to be a Hunter horse to compete in the Baby Greens next year. Good luck guys!
Cool Helena has earned herself quite the fan club at her new home! She has been cleaning up the Dressage circuit; the ribbons speak for themselves. Cool update guys! ;)
Trip has been absolutely loving his new retirement opportunity as a Hunter competitor! placing in the ribbons consistently; he truly has found his calling outside of racing.
This talented mare has been thriving in the eventing world with Kirsten as her pilot. Kirsten has purchased multiple horses through Southern Belle's, but this special horse holds a place in her heart.
2020 Retiree, Heath, has proven that his speed can be used in other ways. These two have made their mark in the fast paced Jumper ring!
From Race horse to showjumper! This horse has proven that he is nothing short of a polished athlete who would jump the moon if you asked him to.
Shot of Glory
This 2019 retiree looks as content as ever during a schooling session over some fences! He is avidly preparing for their debut in the jumper ring. We applaud you both!
Sportscaster was quite the character at the race track with a true fan club! He looks to be still stealing hearts, now partnered up with this 16 year old rider! The two are preparing for the exciting world of cross country. It looks good on you!
This photo says it all! Simply Silent who retired from racing in 2019, is now killin' it as a cross country horse. Training under Darby Delle Donne and slowly moving up the competitive ranks!
This extra special mare has proven that race horses really are the gentlest of souls. All dressed up and ready for the holidays with his new friend and family member, Everley!
This fabulous gelding who ran his last start in 2019, proved that an injury can't hold him back. Bode made a full recovery from a tendon issue and is now enjoying his new career as a jumper!
This talented 2020 Retiree has been absolutely tearing it up on the Angel Stone Series Jumper divisions!
Allure, the insatiable red head has been developing under the hands of Stuart Black. This Pan Am game trainer has a keen eye for talented race horses coming off the track..she was no exception to the rule. We cannot wait to see this horse in action out on the cross country field!
Owner: Stuart Black
This beautiful mare was quite the show stopper at the race track and has carried on her legacy in the sport horse world! She is pictured here with a 12 year old rider in the Gymkhana Western Series competition. Fabulous work!!
Another Southern Belle Retiree is making waves in the world of three day eventing! Starting as a baby eventer with plans to move up the ranks. We wish you all of the luck in the world!
Chester, the legendary gelding has found new love under the care of Brooke! Brooke has been a tried and true Southern Belle Supporter who has taken a liking to riding Chester in a western saddle! Looking good guys.
Cally, the majestic 43 start war horse left some serious foot prints on the track! Thank you Maddy for giving this athlete a second chance in a sport horse career. Beautiful photo.
Mr Chang! The famous "sink hole" horse who made headlines after the ground caved in on him on the back side at the race track. After 65 starts, this legendary colt has been adopted by Kelly and her loving family.
Strut n Stomp
This 2019 retiree starting competing in the .90 m jumpers and quickly excelled to the 1.10 m! Strut has proved to love his new discipline and is continuing to excel daily.
2020 retiree with a 42 start career continued to amaze in his second career as a Jumper! This talented boy has already moved up to the A circuit level where he is exhibiting no shortage of potential.
Tizzy was adopted in 2018 and has transitioned into a career over fences. He competed on the Trillium circuit in the low jumpers and has also been recently entertaining the eventing world.
A true diamond in the rough who had an uncertain future based on track related injuries. Kaden has found a new purpose; teaching youn riders and simply being there to receive an abundance of love and attention.
This duo has absolutely blown my mind! They were first place in the "In Hand" Thoroughbred Class at the Prestigious Royal Winter Fair. Since then, they have been a presence around the Trillium circuit in the jumper divisions. Saffy LOVES to jump!
Looking fancy in her sport horse apparel! These two have just learned the craft of showjumping and are planning to hit the jumper circuit on a regular basis.
2019 Retiree who has really come into himself under the careful guidance of Irina. Following a growth spurt, he is proving himself as a gorgeous Hunter prospect.
This was our first Southern Belle adoptee who has made a debut as a Polo Pony! Ottb's really are the most versatile breed!
Looking lovely as ever before a morning trail ride. Astronomer truly came a long way, following an injury sustained during training at the track. After several months of rehab, she is enjoying her life as a pleasure horse.
2017 retiree looking sharp and confident in her Dressage Training!
2020 retiree and his 14 year old partner! This pair won their first ribbon at the Angelstone horse show.
Just months after leaving the race track, Ashley and her steed attended a dressage competition and won both tests! Looking like absolute pros.
Bank on Jon
Rest in Peace you beautiful soul (April 2014 - May 2021)
Jon and his owner, Jay, were one of the most bonded partners who I had the pleasure of connecting. "Titan" sadly passed in May of 2021 from Temporohyoid Osteoarthropathy. Jay has spoken to the ways in watch Titan helped her heal in man ways, and we know he was so loved during his years in your care.
New Name (Eve) has proven to be an exceptional sport horse candidate. She absolutely loves to jump, and has been training under the talented eye of Darby Delle Donne.
Joey has moved mountains since his transition from race horse to sport horse. He was the Pre Entry Eventing champion on the Quebec circuit this for 2021...incredible!!
2021 retiree, Padre, with his new eager pilot! Katie and Padre came first place at an eventing competition in 2021. The red ribbon looks great on you! best of your luck in your upcoming competitive seasons.
2021 retiree, who was considered a gentle giant at the race track, has found so much joy in his new career. His current coach let me know that he is considered one of her safest school horses now; the kids love riding him! He is training for the 2022 Hunter/ Jumper show circuit.
2020 retiree with 35 career starts is ALL class in his dressage training. They aced their first dressage exam and he is loving every minute of it.
This 2021 retiree was the grey unicorn at the race track, and also a gelding near and dear to my heart as I personally galloped him at Fort Erie. He has easily transitioned into his new career as a jumper, demonstrating perfect form! Good luck Champ!
2020 retiree who is absolutely loving the sport horse life! He was recently leased out to young rider, Caleb, and the duo are developing a great partnership as they gear up for the 2022 eventing season.
Soul n Spirit
This majestic 51 start runner has been thriving through his transition from race horse to riding horse! He is learning the tools for a hopeful career as an eventer. We can't wait to watch Spirit in the show ring!
Dancing with Zorro
2020 retiree, Zorro! He is enjoying life on the east coast, competing in the hunter ring. This gorgeous sorrel also loves playing dress up and being doted on by his gracious new connections :)
Owner: Mckenna B
Optic was adopted through us in October 2021! He is absolutely loving his new home with Denise as the two prepare for his next career as a jumper. Good luck to the both of you@
Play it Smart
2021 Retiree 'Smarty' and one of our fave gals, Kirsten! Just 6 months post race track and the two are gearing up for an exciting career on the eventing circuit.
Bring Da Fudge
Fudge and her partner in crime, Sandra. This gorgeous filly has enjoyed a winter off of leisure and down time, prior to restarting under tack. Slow and steady :)
2021 Retiree, Cora, has been transitioning well into her Hunter Horse career. Natalie says that she has been an absolute dream to work with.
2019 Retiree, Norris Lake, has been absolutely thriving in his new job as a super star show jumper! The duo brought home the Champion ribbon in the meter division at the Angel Stone Tournaments!
Rum on Tap
2020 retiree and his pilot, Natalie. This pair attended their first Gold level dressage show one week ago. They have also started working towards a debut into the eventing world. Excellent work you guys!
2021 retiree “ JR Bourbon” and his rider, Ayn have been making incredible progress since his retirement from racing. They are going slow and steady with their Hunter training; the hard work looks to be paying off
2021 retiree “ Canadian Rebel" has very quickly become family with his new owner, Leah and her son. He has been enjoying some trail rides and Rebel just plots along without a care in the world. The duo have also made their debut into the craft of jumping. Congratulations on a fantastic partnership!
2021 retiree has recently made his first debut in the jumper ring and is absolutely killin' it! Scope for days; we cannot wait to see where this boy ends up in his show jumping career.
" We have had this mare just over 6 months now, and are so in love! Raleigh was her race name and we've changed it to Raya. She has been the best addition us girls needed."
2020 retiree, Banana Rama! This new duo have managed to form a magical bond.
" She is the most loving mare ever. I love her to the moon and back"
2021 retiree is looking confident as ever in her new jumper career! Congratulations on finding your stride i the grass ring :)
2021 retiree and his partner in crime, Izabela. The two recently competed in the Silver Series at Angelstone and landed in the ribbons in the road hack as well as pleasure hack.
2021 retiree has turned into an incredible sport horse! he is pictured here at first off property cross country schooling course.
A Cure at Last
Hunter turns yet another Southern Belle OTTB into a superstar! Just 3 months since retirement and Curly already looks like an old pro in the jumper ring.
2021 Retiree, "Celtic Chief"! Fellow Southern Belle, Chelsea Clouter in the irons as this team competes in the .70 jumper division at the Angel Stone Silver Series
2021 Retiree, "Modus" is enjoying her breathtaking new surroundings on the east coast. She is easing back into regular work and enjoying her trail rides.
2022 Retiree, now knows as "Kevin", looks to be getting his feet wet in beautiful Nova Scotia! We have been advised that he is settling in well and feeling relaxed in his new setting.
Southern Belle Retiree, “Exquise” competing at Bronte Park this past weekend. Her and Cale were 2nd in dressage and finished as top point thoroughbred of the day. Way to rep the OTTB’s!! Thank you for the update Lori
Our Southern Belle war horse retiree, “ Bourbon First” with three time OTTB adopter, Amy! This fab duo competed in the .9 meter jumper division this past weekend at Endless Journey horse show. They managed to pull in ribbons as well amazing job you guys !
Echo in the Forest
Our 2022 retiree, Echo, is thriving in her new jumper training. Only a few months since leaving the race track!
2020 retiree, "Mint Monster" competing and looking like a pro! He is already at the Preliminary eventing level; no surprise with Diana Burnett in the driver seat!