Standardbred Canada

Standardbred Canada supports the Standardbred breed and the persons who breed, own and race Standardbred horses through:

a) The registration and identification of Standardbred horses and keeping of pedigrees;

b) The maintenance, preservation and dissemination of records regarding the breeding and racing of Standardbred horses;

c) Providing a platform for communication that creates interest, awareness and support for the Standardbred Industry.

A Partnership in Training:

Standardbred Canada is partnering with Equine Guelph to deliver short, easily-accessible online training programs to owners, breeders, trainers, grooms and drivers across Canada. These courses will provide a practical, common-sense approach to online learning and provide the latest information and education on equine welfare, safety and performance.


Thanks to our incredible racing industry education partners, Equine Guelph will host two racing-exclusive short courses on in winter of 2025 – FREE for AGCO licensees and Standardbred Canada members! (value $95).

    • Racehorse Respiratory Health (Jan 27 – Feb 7) 
    • Racehorse Gut Health & Ulcer/Colic Prevention (Feb 24 – Mar 7)

These courses are sponsored by: Central Ontario Standardbred Association, HBPA of Ontario, Ontario Racing, and Standardbred Canada!


  • (If you already have a Horse Portal account, log in using your user name and password)
  • Visit the course page for Racehorse Respiratory Health or Racehorse Gut Health & Ulcer/ Colic Prevention
  • Click “Register Now”, then under “FREE for AGCO Licensees & SC Members!” click “Enroll”
  • On the registration page, fill in the required fields, then under “Order Summary”, click “Have a Coupon Code?” and enter the appropriate coupon code
    • For Racehorse Respiratory Health, enter RespiratoryHealth2025
    • For Racehorse Gut Health & Colic Prevention, enter GutHealth2025
  • Click “Apply coupon” – this will bring the course cost down to zero
  • Agree to the terms and conditions, and click “Continue” – you are now registered for the course!

In the week prior to the beginning of the course, you will receive a welcome email from with more information

Space is limited – Register Today!


Applies to all short online courses.

  • Visit the course page for the online short course you are interested in
  • Please register using the General Enrollment option at the bottom of the page
  • On the registration page, under “Have a Coupon?”, enter SCdiscount15
  • Click Apply Coupon to receive your 15% discount

What Standardbred Canada members are saying about our courses:


“I didn’t know what to expect when I signed up for this course. Having been around standardbred racehorses most of my life I thought I knew a great deal about this subject but I was surprised there was so much more to learn. I highly recommend taking this course.”

Frank Reid – Standardbred Owner (Lasalle, ON)
Student – Racehorse Respiratory Health


Nancy Tamblyn and Kevin Sampson“Thank you for providing this course! My husband is a 3rd generation full-time Standardbred trainer and was pretty much born and raised at the race track. We thought he knew everything there was to know based on the generations of knowledge he had in his head. By the end of the first day of the course, we were already discussing possible new strategies and techniques. By the end of the 3rd week, we realized how little we actually knew and are now implementing many new methods to lessen the chances of colic happening at the track and at the farm. All trainers should be asked to take this course before they can be certified.”

Nancy Tamblyn and Kevin Sampson
Standardbred Owners, Breeders, and Grooms
Students – Gut Health & Colic Prevention Course