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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Registration Is Now Open for the National HBPA Convention in Hot Springs, Arkansas

Registration is now open for the National HBPA's 2011 Spring convention, which will be held in Hot Springs, Arkansas from March 17-21. The convention will be hosted by the Arkansas HBPA at the Embassy Suites in Hot Springs.

In addition to association meetings and informational speaker forums, events will include:
  • Welcome cocktail party
  • Oaklawn Park's Chaplain's Dinner & Fundraiser (optional)
  • Day at the races at the Oaklawn Park sponsored by Oaklawn Jockey Club
  • Arkansas HBPA Dinner Dance

Registration for the convention is $350.00 for HBPA members and $175.00 for spouses/significant others through February 17. After February 17, registration is $375.00 per person. Click here for a registration form, and here for a credit card authorization form if you would like to pay by credit card.

Cancellations are accepted with no charge until February 17. There will be a $50.00 cancellation fee for any cancellations received February 18 through March 3. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after March 3.

Rates for the convention at the Embassy Suites will be (rates before 13% tax per night):
  • Single - $184.00
  • Double - $194.00
  • Triple - $204.00
  • Quad - $214.00
Individual reservations must be made by February 17, 2011 to get the group rates. Room rates and availability cannot be guaranteed if you do not make timely reservations.

To make reservations, either click here to register at the National HBPA's customized page or call 1-800-HILTON. Be sure to mention "National Horsemen's Benevolent & Protective Association" to secure the group rate.

All attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations.

Details: Room guarantee, 1 night deposit is required; Early check-out will incur a $75.00 charge; To cancel your reservation, please do so 3 days in advance to avoid any charges and to get your deposit back. You should receive the above quoted rates three days before and after scheduled convention dates. If not, please contact Laura Plato at the National HBPA.

Note: The nearest major airport is in Little Rock, Arkansas, which is 50 miles from Hot Springs. Thus, please be sure to make your rental car reservations well in advance to make sure the airport has enough available cars.

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