Training Center at Big Bear Farm and PHTR

PHTR-Performanc Horse Training And Rehabilitation

What is PHTR?

PHTR stands for Performance Horse Training and Rehabilitation. PHTR prides itself in the rescue of injured sport horses and horses put into a rescue after being used as a racehorse or for other sport. Once rescued, PHTR gives the horses a proper veterinary analysis and begins the rehabilitation process in order to re-home them or start their career as a competitive sport horse. PHTR is a non profit 501c3.

Success Stories

Grey Prince

When Grey Prince was rescued off the track as a four year old, he had just finished his racing career in Poland and Russia as a turf racer. PHTR gave Prince the proper nutrition that he needed in order to become a sport horse for his second career. Now, six years later, he has competed up to the CIC2** level in eventing and has been the the North American Junior Young Rider Championships two times at the one star and two star level. He continues to show every sign of an upper level sport horse and loves his new career very much!


Exterminator, now affectionately known as Moe, was rescued by PHTR as a 4 year old race horse. Since his rescue, Moe has competed up to the CCI1* level in eventing and has been to the North American Junior Young Rider Championships at the 1* level. Moe has continued to progress to the intermediate level.

U Rock Robin

PHTR's newest edition, "Robin" is a 6 year old OTTB that came off the track in November 2017. Since her arrival at PHTR, she has been on a special diet in order to recover from her "track weight" and has been in training with weekly lessons. We have high hopes for this talented red head!