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The NHBPA March event will be the only convention in 2017. Elected HBPA horsemen from across the country will, through committee meetings, panels and presentations, discuss issues and challenges the industry is facing. The NHBPA is the largest Thoroughbred horsemen’s association in North America. It represents approximately 30,000 owners and trainers throughout the United States and Canada. The NHBPA’s goal is to provide leadership and help shape the future of the Thoroughbred racing industry.
Discussions at the convention will revolve around topics such as equine nutrition, exchange wagering, equine veterinary topics, equine research and legal updates, member benefits, matters regarding equine aftercare, and media relations.
Corey Johnsen, president and part-owner of Kentucky Downs, will give the keynote address.
The NHBPA Convention will be open to anyone involved in the racing industry as an owner, trainer, veterinarian, rider, racetrack official or operator, fan or in any other capacity.
“This convention is an excellent opportunity for individuals and our state affiliates to network, share concerns and become educated on topics affecting our national horsemen” said Eric Hamelback, CEO of the organization. “The NHBPA represents the important perspective of its owners and trainers in addressing and helping shape the future of the Thoroughbred racing industry.”