National HBPA Conventions

2020 has the National HBPA in Hot Springs, Arkansas!

March 24 – 28 * Oaklawn Racing and Gaming

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! For complete details about the 2020 National HBPA Convention, including the online registration form, click here.

Kicking off the convention will be the cocktail reception on Tuesday evening, March 24, and ending the convention with racing at Oaklawn on Friday afternoon, March 27. The Full Board meeting will take place Saturday morning, March 28. Click here for the full agenda (tentative).

Donna Barton Brothers — the accomplished jockey who has become even more prominent as an award-winning racing analyst for NBC Sports, advocate for responsible equine welfare and author — will be the keynote speaker.

Our convention hotel will be the Embassy Suites located at 400 Convention Boulevard in Hot Springs, Arkansas, 71901.

CLICK HERE to make your reservation online, or call 1-800-EMBASSY and reference the code HBP to get the special rate

The cut-off date for hotel registration is Monday, February 24.

If you have any questions, please contact our convention coordinator, Audrea Blake, at

We’re looking forward to seeing you in March!

Executive Board Meetings

The fall meeting of the Executive Board was held October 23-24 in Lexington, Kentucky. More details will be posted here about the next meeting.

2019 National HBPA Convention Audio

Below are audio recordings of the panels and seminars held during the 2019 National HBPA Convention in Clearwater Beach, Florida. To listen to any audio, simply click the play button on the file you’d like to hear.