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 latest newsletter includes information on the upcoming Indiana Grand meet, as well as recent IHRC rule changes and online licensing. Also in this issue is a highlight of the February meeting and 2017 benevolence rules. Read more
Federal law requires Indiana HBPA to provide all members with a written estimate of what portion of membership dues goes to lobbying and political action expenses. For 2016 the amounts spent for lobbying and political action expenses will exceed the amount of the dues collected. Therefore, none of the dues paid by Indiana HBPA members in 2016 will be allowable as a business expense for federal income tax purposes. Read more
An Open Letter to the Industry on Environmental Contamination
Written by HBPA CEO Eric Hamelback and Dr. Steven A. Barker
Published Monday, March 6, 2017 in the Thoroughbred Daily News
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The Horsemen’s Journal, Winter 2016 edition
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Indiana Grand Horsemen’s Information