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.
Indiana Grand is offering new programs for horse racing fans who want to learn more about the sport. The first program, called Grand Morning, began May 21. The second, Friday Night Warmup, also kicked off in May and hosted the second installment June 3. Thoroughbred racing is a sport that is among the most tested of any in the world. A recent letter to the editor on Pennlive.com talks about the lengths being taken in the Keystone State. View industry news
The June edition of the Indiana HBPA Newsletter includes information about the upcoming picnic and golf outing and minutes from the May board meeting. View the newsletter (pdf format).