National HBPA Sets Agenda for Winter Convention

Edited press release

The National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association will address immigration, medication, and simulcast contracts during its winter convention Feb. 7-11 in Hot Springs, Ark.

The event, hosted by the Arkansas HBPA, will focus on small workshops and outside experts. Nearly 200 members from various state affiliates are expected to attend.

“We’ve put together what I feel is an excellent agenda, which spans several issues--from immigration reform to simulcasting to medication--which are critical to our horsemen and horsewomen. Our thanks certainly go out to Dr. Earl Bellamy and the Arkansas HBPA for serving as our hosts.”

Other matters to be addressed at the convention include approval of a national fundraising plan for the National HBPA Foundation, an update on the new National HBPA Risk Purchasing Group, and a report on recently held affiliate elections.

Three committee workshops will focus on the main topics. “Immigration Reform Under a New Congress and How It Will Impact Horsemen” is set for Feb. 8; “Environmental Contaminants and Endogenous Substances” and “New Strategies in Developing Your Simulcasting Contract” are scheduled for Feb. 9.

The National HBPA Executive Committee will meet Feb. 10, with a full board meeting Feb. 11.