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 purpose of the Purdue Veterinary Medicine Horseman’s Forum is to educate horse owners and equine industry professionals about current horse health issues, ranging from basic preventive health care and husbandry topics to state-of-the-art medical advancements. The Horseman’s Forum will be presented as a one-day seminar on February 8, 2014 where questions and open discussions will be encouraged. Read more.
Stall applications for the 2014 flat-racing meet at Indiana Grand are now available online. Applications must be returned by February 26, 2014. Access the pdf forms on the Indiana Grand website by clicking here.
To all interested Indiana HBPA members,
Just a quick reminder – the Race for Education is now accepting scholarship applications for college students – the deadline is February 28th.
If interested, just follow this link and apply online – http://www.raceforeducation.org/scholarships/.