THBPA and TTHBPA Election Results Are In!

The Texas Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (THBPA) and Texas Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (TTHBPA) recently held elections for a number of positions on their respective boards of directors. The elections have concluded, and the results are in.

The THBPA, which represents Quarter & Paint Horse horsemen and women, conducted an election for two owners and one trainer. In the owner category, incumbents Dr. Tommy Hays of Elgin and current THPBA President and Texas Horsemen’s Partnership (THP) Chairman Jim Helzer of Arlington defeated Donna Mushinski to retain their positions on the Board. M. Heath Taylor of Letbetter was elected to represent trainers on the THBPA Board in 2004 over Anthony Arey, Octavio Saenz Jr., and incumbent Brad Bolen.

The TTHBPA, which represents Thoroughbred and Arabian horsemen and women, conducted two elections - one for two Thoroughbred owners and one Thoroughbred trainer, and another separate election for one Arabian representative.

Incumbents Larry Christopher of Crockett and Tom Durant of Grapevine won reelection to the Thoroughbred owner positions available on the TTHBPA Board over Bethe Deal. For the trainer position, John Locke of Houston defeated Randy Mayfield and Andy Konkoly.

The Arabian representative position was won by Mike Furr of Boerne, who defeated incumbent Dan McNair.

The THBPA and TTHBPA will elect officers at their first Board of Directors meetings of 2004.

The THP would like to thank outgoing board members Brad Bolen, Burl McBride and Dan McNair for all of their hard work and dedicated service. We would also like to welcome M. Heath Taylor, John Locke and Mike Furr to their respective Board of Directors and look forward to working with them.

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