From the National HBPA / Eric Hamelback


Dear Horsemen and Horsewomen,

I am writing to each of you on behalf of the National HBPA Foundation, urgently seeking your support for our fellow horsemen at Will Rogers Downs in Oklahoma. On Saturday, May 25th, a devastating tornado struck the area, causing significant damage to the track, backside and surrounding area. Many of our horsemen and their horses have been severely struck by this disaster.

The National HBPA Foundation is committed to Horsemen Helping Horsemen and doing our part to provide relief and support to those impacted. We cannot do this alone and we need help to ensure horsemen can recover from this catastrophe. We are asking that you make a donation to the National HBPA Foundation, specifically tagging Oklahoma Horsemen. The funds will be collected and sent to our affiliate TRAO who will help disseminate the funds when they are ready.

Donations will go directly towards:

*Emergency supplies for displaced horsemen and horsewomen.

*Veterinary care and essential supplies for injured horses.

*Repair and restoration of damaged stable equipment and feed to ensure the safety and well-being of horses.

*Every contribution, no matter the size, makes a significant difference in the lives of those affected.

Please help provide the necessary monetary support to help our fellow horsemen in Oklahoma.

To donate, please visit our Foundation website here, and mark Donation in the name of: Oklahoma Horsemen.

You may also send your contributions to:
National HBPA Foundation
3380 Paris Pike
Lexington, KY 40511

Please note “Oklahoma Horsemen” on mailed donations to ensure that your contribution goes directly to this cause.

Thank you and we appreciate your support during this challenging time. If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to contact the National HBPA office (859) 259-0451.

With heartfelt gratitude,

Eric J. Hamelback
CEO, National HBPA