The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse
Society was founded in 1906 and is incorporated under the official registry
of Thoroughbred Horses in Canada.
The objectives and purposes of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society are:
To assist and afford a means for the promotion
of the interest of those engaged in the breeding of Thoroughbreds, to
protect it's members against unbusinesslike methods, to reform abuses,
to diffuse information among its members and others and to secure uniformity
in usage and business conditions.
To determine the requirements for registration
of horses as Thoroughbreds.
To promote, encourage and assist in livestock
and agricultural exhibitions, fairs, racing and offer prizes in cash or
otherwise for such purposes which shall be limited to Thoroughbred competitions
To sponsor, assist and conduct sales of Thoroughbreds.
To compile statistics of the industry (Annual
Statistical Review). All of these roles are for the purpose of encouraging
the ownership and breeding of Thoroughbreds in Canada.
The Society is managed
by a board of directors consisting of 11 directors elected by members
to represent 6 regions. Each region is also managed by a board of 11 directors.
Both National and Regional boards are subdivided into several committees.
An executive committee made up of the President, 1st Vice-President, 2nd
Vice President and Past President is responsible for specific matters
as delegated by the board. Other committees set up by the elected board
are Finance Committee, Pedigree Committee, Sales Committee, Thoroughbred
Improvement Program Committee, Special Events Committee, Animal Welfare
Committee, Government Issues Committee and Marketing Committee. All committees
are set to assist the breeders of thoroughbreds in Canada.
How Do We Assist the Breeder?
"The CTHS aims to ensure a viable future for its
members by providing assistance and representation within the Thoroughbred
1. The CTHS serves effectively as a clearinghouse for questions and answers
about the industry from breeders in British Columbia.
2. The CTHS serves as a voice for its members
in the industry. As key issues and problems of the business are discussed,
the CTHS representatives carry the voice of breeders to those meeting
rooms where decisions are made.
3. The CTHS communicates regularly with its
members on vital issues and projects we have embraced through their web-site,
newsletters, announcements and annual general meetings.
4. The CTHS provides a series of cash benefits
for its members including a subscription to the Canadian Thoroughbred
Magazine, free on-line advertising and Breeders' Awards.
5. The CTHS is heavily involved with the industry
in efforts to gain more favorable tax legislation and other positive legislative
6. The CTHS continues
to hold sales in British Columbia to serve as a means for our membership
to sell their stock and increase cash benefits from breeding.
7. The CTHS continues to provide many free services to our members including
Naming and Live Foal reporting via the Internet as well as accessibility
and use of our web-site and library.