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.
In the middle of a very busy meet, the HBPA has been more active than ever in trying to promote racing and breeding in Indiana. The local affiliate has added a variety of co-promotional activities with our track partner, Indiana Grand Racing & Casino, to educate our fans and grow appreciation of the great racing in our state. Read more
The Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) will hold a Town Hall meeting at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino, after a previously scheduled Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC) meeting at the track, September 14, 2016. Read more