President: David McShane _______________________________________________________________________________
1st Vice President: Jeff Hartz _______________________________________________________________________________
2nd Vice President: Maria Pauly _______________________________________________________________________________
Richard Cosaert; Allen Poindexter; Mike Vanderpool _______________________________________________________________________________
Kelly Von Hemel; Brandi Fett; Doug Anderson; Paul Pearson; Larry Hunt ________________________________________________________________________________
Executive Director: Jon M. Moss
Jon graduated from the Race Track Industry Program (RTIP) at the University of Arizona (U of A) in
December 2006, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Sciences. From
there he was hired by the Pennsylvania HBPA (PA HBPA) as the Associate
Executive Director. This position based him out of Presque Isle Downs in Erie,
PA. until he was hired by the Iowa HBPA in May of 2011
One of Jon's greatest assets, in addition to his formal schooling and work with
the PA HBPA, is his family's racing tradition. His family has been a fixture on the Nebraska/Midwestern circuit since approximately the late 1920's, until recently with his father retiring from training in 2015.
Overall in his position, he represents horsemen's concerns and wishes when working with Prairie Meadows, the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission, various horse racing associations, and governmental agencies. His work applies
to many topics, e.g. steward's hearings, track surface complaints, backside maintenance, contract negotiation, rule making, law drafting, etc. Jon has helped
many horsemen in Pennsylvania & Iowa on a wide range of scenerios.
In addition to his work for the IA HBPA, Jon is also the President for the local Horse Rehabilitation and Adoption Program at Prairie Meadows, call HART (Hope After Racing Thoroughbreds). Jon has been on the Board as Vice President and now President since it's founding in 2011. He does a great amount of work to make sure Thoroughbreds from Prairie Meadows find homes or are given the time or surgery needed to transition into new homes. HART is a working group of IA HBPA, ITBOA, Priarie Meadows, and Iowa Racing and Gaming working together to benefit the Thoroughbreds that run at Prairie Meadows.
On a national level, Jon serves as the Chair for the National HBPA's Public Relations Committee. He also is on National Committees for: Benefit Providers, Medication, Thoroughbred Aftercare, and WAGI. He also serves as an advisor on National Assistance and to the Board of Directors for the National Thoroughbred Legal Defense Fund.
Ultimately Jon's goal is to continue the motto of “Horsemen
Helping Horsemen”. Be it thorough benevolence such as helping pay for
medical expenses, or protection in the form of contract negotiations and working on a variety of issues in between.
Jon and his wife, Victoria live close to the track where they enjoy watching the races almost every race day during the summer. ________________________________________________________________________________