The Iowa HBPA, we are Horsemen Helping Horsemen!

The Iowa HBPA is a non-profit 501(c)(6) trade association that represents all horsemen who run Thoroughbred horses within the state of Iowa, specifically at Prairie Meadows Racetrack.

Currently there are 1,200 members in the Iowa HBPA, comprised of individuals who have raced during the current and previous calendars years. The Iowa HBPA is also an affiliate member of the National HBPA which is based in Lexington, Kentucky. The National HBPA, which was established in 1940, represents approximately 30,000 owners and trainers in 23 states and Canada.

The Influence of the Racehorse Industry on Iowa's Economy

Horse Racing in Iowa is a major contributing industry to the overall state, with an annual economic impact of well over $200 million a year! Take a look at the recently completed Economic Impact Study, conducted by the University of Kentucky.

Iowa HBPA 2021 Racing Season Award Winners

Please take a look at our 2021 IA HBPA Award Winner videos highlighting their accomplishments for their respective categories of Claimer of the Year: Dark Silence; Owner of the Year: Allen Poindexter; Horse of the Year: Stilleto Boy; and Trainer of the Year: Lynn Chleborad. The IA HBPA congratulates the 2021 Award Winners!