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About Michigan Horsemen's Benevolent & Protective Association


Before there were casinos, state lotteries, charity poker rooms and internet betting, there was horse racing. Since 1933, thoroughbred horse racing has played a vital role in Michigan’s equine-agricultural environment. Michigan horsemen spend millions of dollars in maintaining equine farms, purchasing trucks and trailers, employing more than 12,000 Michigan residents and supporting feed and hay farmers.  There are registered horsemen in every county in Michigan.

Our focus is, and always will be, the betterment of racing on all levels and remaining collectively committed to the future of Michigan horse racing. Regardless if you are a horsemen with one horse and a dream or a stable of 100 Michigan-bred horses, the Michigan HBPA is the voice of thoroughbred owners, breeders and trainers that race in Michigan and throughout the country. The Michigan HBPA is the advocate and the representative for all flat-track racing in our state, including Quarterhorses, Arabian, Appaloosa, and Paint horses. Big and small, young and old; from one end of the state to the other -- we horsemen are the Michigan HBPA. We are Horsemen Helping Horsemen.

We urge all horsemen to take an active role in the direction and policies of your organization. By doing so, you are affirming your confidence in the goals and future endeavors of the HBPA. You do make a difference.
2017 Committees:

Backstretch/Track Safety Committee: J. Uelmen (C), V. Uelman, Bobby Barron, Tim Eggleston, Christi Flores

Contract Committee: Bobby Barron (C), Virginia Uelmen

Book/Purse Committee: Lisa Campbell (C), Jason Uelmen, Bob Gorham, Virginia Uelmen, Tim Eggleston

Legislative Committee: E J Hubel (C), Chrissy Kutlenios, Lisa Campbell

Benevolence Committee: Carol Rettele (C), Lisa Campbell, Jason Uelmen

Newsletter/Promotions/Social Media: Chrissy Kutlenios (C), Christi Flores

By-Laws Committee: Jason Uelmen (C), all board

Election Committee: Refer to By-Laws Article IV Section 1
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