This directory contains a list of organizations and companies related to the equine industry.
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This listing includes:
- Horse Racing Boards or Racing Commissions -
Government-appointed bodies which act on behalf of state, provincial or local governments in the regulation of pari-mutuel horse (or other) racing within their jurisdiction.
- Horsemen's Benevolent & Protective Association (HBPA) and/or Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association (THA) divisions — affiliates of the national HBPA and THA, representing Thoroughbred owners and trainers throughout North America.
- State Breeders Associations - generally not-for-profit organizations which have as their goal the protection and betterment of their Thoroughbred industries. Activities include administration of state-bred incentive programs; representation of Thoroughbred interests at local and state government levels; encouragement of a market place for state-bred Thoroughbreds; and general promotion of state racing and breeding.
- Sales Companies
- And others, including: Horse Councils -- While The American Horse Council (AHC) represents all horse-related interests at the federal level, State Horse Council roles are to promote the knowledge and understanding of all horse activities at the State level, to develop an environment conducive to investment and other recreational, sport and pleasure uses of the horse.