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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Registration is Open for the National HBPA Summer Convention in Des Moines, Iowa

Registration is now open for the National HBPA's 2012 Summer Convention, which will be held in Des Moines, Iowa from June 28 through July 1, 2012. The convention will be hosted by the Iowa HBPA.

The convention's host hotel will be the The Hotel at Prairie Meadows, 1 Prairie Meadows Drive, Altoona, IA 50009-0901. It is the new hotel attached to Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino.

Room Rates:
$129.00 Single Occupancy
$139.00 Double Occupancy
$149.00 Triple/$159.00 Quad/Suites Available

A deposit equal to one night’s stay is required to hold each individual’s reservation. If the reservation is cancelled, the deposit will be refunded if notice is received at least 72 hours prior to arrival. Name changes to reservations may be made up to the day of arrival at no charge.

For reservations, call 1-515-967-3000 or visit

You must use this code “06282012TNH” to secure the group rate.

All Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations.

Individual Reservations Must Be Made By June 1, 2012 to get the group room rates.

Room Rates & availability cannot be guaranteed if you do not make timely reservations

Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and check-out time is 11:00 a.m.

Pets are NOT allowed.

Registration Fees: Members - $350.00, Spouse/significant other - $150.00

Cancellations will be accepted until June 7, 2012 with a $50.00 fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations after June 7, 2012.

For registration forms, visit the National HBPA website at or call the National HBPA office at 1-866-245-1711.


Thursday, June 28 – Farm Tour, Registration & Welcome Cocktail Reception
  • River Ridge Ranch Tour (2 – 5 PM) 
  • HBPA Registration Desk Open 2:30 – 6:00 PM 
  • 5:30 – 8:00 –Thursday evening arrival cocktail party trackside in Pavilion, Dress Code: Casual
Friday, June 29 – Meetings All Day
  • Breakfast Vouchers for Triple Crown Eatery Buffet
  • Meetings All Day
  • Dinner On Your Own
Saturday, June 30 – Meetings & Track Outing
  • Breakfast Vouchers for Triple Crown Eatery Buffet 
  • Meetings All Day 
  • Evening - Prairie Meadows Track Outing During Festival of Racing Weekend 
  • Dinner Buffet hosted by Prairie Meadows Racetrack, Dress Code: Business Casual (no jeans or shorts; Men please wear at least a collared shirt)
Sunday, July 1 – AM Meetings, End of Function
  • Breakfast Vouchers for Triple Crown Eatery Buffet 
  • NHBPA Full Board of Directors Meeting (end of function)

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