Exec. Director of CANTER USA
CANTER stands for The Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses. Nancy took over the reins at CANTER USA in 2004. It is the largest outplacement, retraining and rehoming service for thoroughbreds in the USA. It has grown to include affiliates in Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Mid Atlantic, New England, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington. All the CANTER programs are all-volunteer organizations with 501c3 non profit status. To Learn more about CANTER visit www.canterusa.org
Preliminary Level Three Day Eventer
First recipient of USEF’s Humanitarian Award in 2009
In 2009, The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and The EQUUS Foundation joined together to establish the EQUUS Foundation Humanitarian Award to celebrate the humanitarian achievements made by a member of the equestrian world. From improving the health and welfare of the horse to promoting and expanding the general public's appreciation and respect of the diverse role of horses not just in equestrian sports but also as aides to the general public, the recipient of this award is someone who has devoted considerable personal time to making the quality of life of our equine partners paramount. The goal of this humanitarian honor is to spotlight and exalt the selfless dedication one individual or a group of individuals has made, whether on a regional or national scale.
Nancy with Former USEF President David O'Conner
What some of Team Double Clear say about Nancy:
"Beka and I are so grateful to have Nancy in our lives. I have seen such a change in Beka since she has been training with Nancy. Beka is no longer the nervous, scared and apprehensive rider. Nancy has helped Beka to become confident and effective. Nancy’s dedication is unwavering and she will do whatever it takes to make you successful."
- Lisa B.
"My daughter has a sassy mare pony who many had encouraged me to sell because of her difficult personality. But Nancy saw through the shortcomings and tantrums (pony’s not child’s) and taught my daughter the skills to really solidify their partnership, all done in a peaceful, respectful way. We are so grateful that we have Nancy in our lives because she gave us this wonderful relationship with our pony.."
- Terry M.
"Nancy has made and continues to make incredible strides in improving the fate of the Thoroughbred. She is a little bundle of boundless energy and dedication when it comes to horses and their welfare.”
- Pam C. (CANTER Ohio Chapter)