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 Spring 2013 edition of The Horsemen’s Journal is now available. Published by the national HBPA, The Horsemen’s Journal can be viewed in electronic format. To view the issue, click the link. Read the current issue.
The Race for Education is currently accepting applications for the 2013-2014 academic year beginning December 7, 2012. to see a list of scholarships and information about The Race for Education, click the link below. Read more
Indiana Downs will open the backside for stall set-up on March 18. Horses can ship in on Friday, March 22nd. The track will be open for training, beginning March 25. Opening Day is April 23rd, with a 6 pm Post Time. View the approved 2013 Thoroughbred Breed Development program. *The program is expressed as a two meet program, but the two meets will simply be added together, since all flat-racing will now take place at Indiana Downs.