Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Mission Statement

Futures For Standardbreds is an independent, non-profit, tax exempt 501(c) (3) organization located in southern Maine. We accept donated Standardbreds that are no longer racing for a variety of reasons, and also rescue them from situations that will lead to inhumane treatment. The horses must be sound and retrainable for pleasure disciplines, and placement in a responsible home. The required donation for adopting these horses is returned directly to the program to be used for helping more Standardbreds in need.

For questions and information, contact         ffstandardbreds@maine.rr.com

THANK YOU to SPHO-ME who sponsored the 4th Annual Fun Day to benefit FUTURES FOR STANDARDBREDS on April 24. The weather was perfect, and all participants had a fun and safe day. Please view the slide show on the PHOTO GALLERY page.

First Prize (a week at a Peak's Island home) : Nate Gordon
Second Prize (a weekend at the above): M. L. Baldwin
Third Prize ($100 gift card to L.L. Bean): Jeanne Martin

Testimonial from Anne Krawchuk who adopted Ted:
"Hi! Ted is doing so well! We love him very much! Thank you for your HONESTY - he is exactly as he was represented?"

We are greatly indebted to Eric Dickson, who is a Standardbred owner and major FFS benefactor. His testimonial:
“…you should be very proud of the work you are doing and I will continue to help anyway I can…I love working with Standardbreds and enjoy watching them race, but I could never be involved with the sport if there wasn't organizations like FFS that help assure a good life for them after racing.  I believe owners have an obligation to the horses after racing…”

Thank you to a valued supporter of Standardbreds:“…I am a big fan of Standies …they are one of the (unfortunately) best kept secrets of the horse world.  From following STBs I know some of the biggest support for them seems to be in Maine and New Jersey. This year I decided to make donations in honor of co-workers rather than giving presents…  Knowing the majority of Amish buggy horses are STBs I wanted to support an alternate fate after racing.  … I snooped around the internet for any news and it all seemed positive.  So ultimately it wasn’t the location as much as it was the mission which led me to your organization. A friend of mine has horses and I was constantly singing the praises of STBs.  A few years back she was approached to take a STB mare whose Amish family wanted her to go to a good home.  My friend now recognizes how great STBs are. J  Keep up the good work…”


Click on NEWS to read more about our two year anniversary.


This rescued Standardbred mare can assure you that "saving one horse at a time" made all the difference for her. Although she's not completely sound, she is solid on the trail, and is a loving and beloved family member. Futures For Standardbreds always has Standardbreds in training who are waiting for their forever home. We will continue to work for Standardbreds in need - "one horse at a time".

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