Frequently Asked Questions2019-06-15T17:01:43+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the National HBPA?2019-06-15T16:55:58+00:00

The National HBPA is a non-profit corporation which acts as a trade association working to improve the economic health and public acceptance of the Thoroughbred horse industry in the United States and Canada. The HBPA seeks to improve business conditions for Thoroughbred horsemen and their employees, advance the industry in general, promote cooperation among horsemen of all breeds, and represent the interests of Thoroughbred horsemen before state and federal governments, industry organizations, and trade associations.

Who can become a member of the National HBPA?2019-06-15T16:58:56+00:00

An owner-trainer or trainer who or which is a Member of an Affiliate is eligible and entitled to Membership in the National Association, and a partnership, corporation, or their association which is a Member of an Affiliate is eligible and entitled to Membership in the National Association.

An Affiliate is not entitled to vote on any matter coming before the National Association except through its President or its other duly authorized representative.

How can I contact the National HBPA?2019-06-15T16:58:49+00:00

Phone: 859-259-0451
Toll Free: 866-245-1711
Fax: 859-259-0452

The National HBPA, Inc.
3380 Paris Pike
Lexington, KY 40511

What’s involved in the affiliation process?2019-06-15T16:58:41+00:00

Eligibility for membership by a representative horsemen’s group to the National HBPA is established by a.) Formally applying for membership with the NHBPA and b.) Upon approval of the applicant association’s local constitution and bylaws by a 2/3 rds weighted vote of the affiliates voting and c.) After a six-month waiting period. (See article III of NHBPA Bylaws for more information).

What benefits does the National HBPA offer to its members?2019-06-15T16:58:35+00:00

We offer two main Membership Benefits: Fire, Disaster & Vanning Insurance, and General Liability Insurance. Click here for details.

Other benefits are provided by local affiliates. Click here for our Affiliate Directory to see what benefits are available to you at the local level.

When was the National HBPA formed?2019-06-15T16:58:27+00:00

It was during the year 1940 in New England that a group of committed horsemen brought into existence what is now known as the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association. Today there are over 30 thousand (30,000) owner and trainer members throughout the United States and Canada focused on a common goal — the betterment of racing on all levels.

How many affiliates are there?2019-06-15T16:58:20+00:00

The National HBPA is the largest racing horsemen’s representative association in the United States and Canada, with 32 affiliate member organizations representing over 30,000 owners and trainers of racehorses. The National HBPA is proud partners with its corporate sponsors.

What is the Owners’ and Trainers’ Liability Program?2019-06-15T16:58:14+00:00

A program to protect your assets in case of an injury or damage to property arising from your equine activities (breeding, racing, sales, training). This special program has been devised exclusively with HBPA members’ equine exposures in mind.

For more information, please direct all inquiries to Lavin Insurance Services at

Phone: 502-228-1600
Fax: 502-228-6068

Do you offer a Fire and Disaster Insurance Program?2019-06-15T17:08:18+00:00

Please refer to the Member Benefits section for more information
or call the National HBPA at 866-245-1711 if you have a claim.

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