The Indiana Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (INHBPA) functions as the state-level chapter of the national HBPA.
We are the horsemen on the backside of the track, including owners, trainers, grooms, pony riders, stall help, and hot walkers and others who help prepare, train and care for our equine athletes. Any owner, owner-trainer, or trainer licensed by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission is eligible for membership after one start in any qualified thoroughbred race in Indiana.
The nearly 4,000 members of the Indiana HBPA are led by a volunteer board of directors, elected every three years.
Since the national organization was first formed, sixty years ago, the HBPA has always been dedicated to one constant core value: horsemen helping horsemen. The Indiana HBPA lives that value every day, at the track and in our myriad interactions with regulators, officials, a wide variety of publics and our members. Wherever there is a need to ensure the integrity of racing, the health and welfare of racehorses and participants in racing, and the interests of the racing public; there, you will find the Indiana HBPA.
The Indiana HBPA presented its application for 2017 funding to the Indiana Horse Racing Commission on December 20, 2016. We will update the site with results after the meeting. At the same meeting, 2017 race dates will be approved, as will the 2017 thoroughbred breed development program.
The National HBPA will hold its Winter (and only) 2017 National Convention in Las Vegas, at the South Point Hotel & Casino, from March 8 to 11, 2017. For more information, go to www.hbpa.org