Welcome to INHBPA.org!
Welcome to the web site of the Indiana Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association. The Indiana chapter of the HBPA represents the interests of thoroughbred owners and trainers, workers on the backside of the two Indiana pari-mutuel race tracks and the hopes and livelihoods of tens of thousands of horsemen and women who make their living in and around the Indiana thoroughbred racing and breeding industry.
As an organization, the HBPA has always been about horsemen helping horsemen. The Indiana HBPA is squarely focused on that mission, through the services we deliver at the track, the causes we support in time and funding and our involvement in public education efforts dedicated to the betterment of the horse racing and breeding industry in the state.
The horse industry has a long and proud tradition in Indiana, a tradition that touches every one of the state’s 92 counties. But beyond its tradition, the industry provides hundreds of millions of dollars of annual economic impact, and that impact is a significant economic driver throughout the state.
The Indiana agricultural equine industry supports local economies through commerce with area horse owners, breeders, trainers, drivers, grooms, farmers, veterinarians, feed manufacturers, feed storeowners, farriers, tack and harness shop owners, truck and trailer dealers, builders, bankers and a variety of other businesses. We provide significant state and local jobs, economic activity, tourism, and state and local tax revenues.
Racing, the largest and most visible component of the horse industry, has reached a critical juncture in its development. Though the industry is relatively new in this state, Indiana horse racing competes on a regional and national basis with states that have been in the business for more than 100 years.
The Indiana HBPA and its friends and supporters seek to grow the thoroughbred racing and breeding segment of the horse industry through active promotion of a stable and responsive state regulatory framework and productive utilization of dedicated revenues produced by alternative gaming at pari-mutuel facilities in the state.
This web site intends to serve a two-fold purpose: first, as a source of information and reference for participants in the thoroughbred industry; and, second, as an educational tool in our effort to inform Hoosiers about pertinent racing and breeding issues and their importance to the state.