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.