Huge Thank-you from MSPHA!

Just before Christmas, Cindy Christie made a presentation to the MSPHA and Team SOS in the winners circle at the Truro Raceway. This presentation was following up after the Mildred Williams Driving Challenge and Roast Beef dinner fund raiser! Members of the MSPHA were able to take part in the dinner, and had a great time! We would like to take the time to send a HUGE thank-you to Cindy Christie, Kelly MacEachen, the Truro Raceway, participating drivers, the ladies of Team SOS, and everyone who was involved in this great event! We look forward to taking part next year!




Truro Raceway to Harness the Cure!




Tickets are $25.00 which includes a delicious roast beef dinner, VIP seats upstairs in the Grand Stand for live harness racing, door prizes and more! There will be a 50:50 draw, as well as a $10.00 flash balloon drop for some great prizes!

The Mildred Williams Driving Series is used to honor female harness racing pioneer Mildred Williams while bringing awareness to women’s health and their presence in the harness racing sport!

Show your support for the Survivors on Shortt’s Lake Breast Cancer Dragon Boat Team, and the Maritime Standardbred Pleasure Horse Association in their efforts in promoting and rehoming retired racehorses.

To purchase tickets or for more information:

Team SOS –

Truro Raceway


Help Support MSPHA – This Cooler Could be Yours!

The MSPHA is currently selling tickets on this lovely, fitted cooler donated by the Nova Scotia Agricultural College! Tickets are $2.00 each, or 3 for $5.00, and will be sold until the end of October. We will be at the NSPE Select Yearling Sale selling tickets as well! If you would like to help support a great cause, and earn the chance to win this great prize, please contact us at for more information!

Also, please make sure to check out the NSAC website. This fall the AC has introduced a new, 2-stall horse barn for students to use in the Equine Business Management Program. It is a great opportunity for students to get the hands-on experience they need to help them succeed in the program! Also, the NSAC is offering an equine first aid course on October 29th! For more information on the First Aid Course, and the Equine Business Management Program, please check out


2011 NSPE Yearling Select Sale

The Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Yearling Select Sale will be held on October 21st, 2011 in the Agridome at the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Grounds in Truro, Nova Scotia.

A number of yearlings have been consigned for sale at this event and are listed below in Hip Number order on the Truro Raceway Website. You can click on the Hip Number to view each entry’s pedigree information. For further information please contact the NSPE Office at 893-9222 or check out the website at


Update on a 2010 MSPHA Successful Adoption!

I thought I would share with everyone a well-written and thought out update on a very special relocation last year. Sunshine, now known as “Sunny” had thankfully made his way to a new and loving home, due to a somewhat unconventional rehoming. The MSPHA had gone out on a limb and replied to an online inquiry for someone looking for a trail safe riding horse. Little did we know that by doing this it would mean a whole new life for Sunshine.

Check out Livia’s blog about Sunshine’s journey from start to present, it is well worth the read :)




MSPHA at the 2011 NS Provincial Exhibition!

The Exhibition is but half over, and the MSPHA is having a great time! Our booth is set up in the industrial building with information, applications, available horses, success stories, and pictures. The standardbred undersaddle class went great with three entries. 11-year old Riley Bezanson rode “Mischevious Lad”, a standardbred who was adopted through the MSPHA program last fall. Theresa Totton rode her horse “Danny Boy” and Jackie Moore rode her horse “Charlotte’s Rico”. There were also three entries in the standardbred roadster class!

Today, live harness racing starts at 1:30pm, so if you didn’t get your standardbred fix yesterday, come on down to the track today for live harness action!

MSPHA also has 2 horses available on the track grounds, so if you or someone you know is looking for a new friend, tell them to fill out an application, and these horses can be shown during the week.

Enjoy the pictures and see you at the Ex!




Truro Raceway & MSPHA Celebrate National Horse Week!

A great time was had by all last Sunday at the Truro Raceway! This time every year, each racing horse receives a bag of carrots as a way to say thank you to the breed! This year the MSPHA thought it would be nice to offer treats to the spectators as well, and had a bake sale! The treats were a hit, we talked to lots of people, and saw some great live racing! Thank you to all who stopped by the booth, thank you to those who contributed the yummy baked treats, and for Truro Raceway for once again being a great supporter of the organization!


Celebrating National Horse Week Truro Raceway Style!

Sunday, June 26, the Truro Raceway will be celebrating the standardbred horse for National Horse Week! Every horse who races this week will receive a bag of carrots, and the MSPHA will be there for a meet and greet! Mark the date on your calender, and come out and celebrate the standardbred horse with the truro Raceway and the MSPHA!

For more information and race schedules, check out the Truro Raceway website -


MSPHA is featured in Young Horseman’s school project!

Riley Bezanson (owner of  Island Enforcer, Mischevious Lad, both adopted through MSPHA) wanted to feature the MSPHA for his heritage project for school. His first presentation allowed him to be invited to regionals, where I had the opportunity to stop by and see his wonderful display.  His presentation was great, and well represented the organization. Riley was proud to promote the MSPHA, as well as share his personal stories of his own horses! Congrats Riley, and thank you for considering the MSPHA for your project!


Great Weekend at the 2011 Atlantic Horse Fair!

MSPHA had a great weekend at the Atlantic Horse Fair! Many people were expecting to see us, and were quick to come say hi! “Save a Nag, Buy an Egg” was a success, as well as our button promotion. Most importantly we were able to connect with MANY great people and spark interest in the horses we have available. We also had Canadian celebrity Jonathan Torrens stop by our booth, and shared some encouraging words!

Two standardbreds also represented the breed in the “Parade of Breeds”. We had a great weekend overall, and look forward to doing it all again next year :) Many thanks to the Truro Raceway for being so supportive of the organization, and providing us with everything we needed for the weekend! Happy Easter from the MSPHA!