|THP Election Results
The Texas Horsemen’s Benevolent
and Protective Association (THBPA) and Texas Throughbred HBPA, Inc. (TTHBPA),
the two component organizations that make up the Texas Horsemen’s
Partnership, LLP (THP), recently concluded their annual Board of Directors
elections. The THP would like to thank all the candidates who ran for
election to serve and represent their fellow Texas horsemen.
THBPA members were selecting two owner and one trainer representatives.
Incumbants Ted Abrams and Manuel “Bebe” Gonalez, Jr. were
re-elected to another term, defeating David Graham. Trainer L. R. “Tooter”
Jordan ran unopposed in the trainer category to receive another term on
the THBPA Board.
The full 2009 THBPA Board of Directors is:
Ted Abrams (Houston, TX)
Manuel B. “Bebe” Gonzalez, Jr.
Dr. Tommy Hays (Elgin, TX)
Jim Helzer (Arlington, TX)
Connie Nobles (Houston, TX)
Jerry Windham (College Station, TX)
John S. Buchanan (Peaster, TX)
Guy Hopkins (Cypress, TX)
L. R. “Tooter” Jordan (New Braunfels, TX)
Ordinarily, TTHBPA members would have been electing one owner and one
trainer to the Board this year. However, the resignation of former TTHBPA
President Carl Moore a few months ago precipitated a need for members
to elect a second owner representative. In the TTHBPA owner category,
the top two vote getters were John O. Roark and Dr. Tommy Bullard, D.V.M.
They defeated a strong group of opponents consisting of James Driver,
Larry Dyson, Steve
Robbins, and Tammy Wincott.
Owner Bill Martin chose not to run for another term on the TTHBPA Board.
The THP would like to think Mr. Martin for his service to the horsemen
and women of Texas during his term on the Board.
Incumbant Randy Mayfield was elected to another term as a trainer representative
on the Board, defeating Jack Bruner.
The full 2009 TTHBPA Board of Directors is:
Dr. Tommy Bullard (Weatherford, TX)
Larry Christopher (Crockett, TX)
M. Jan Haynes (Dallas, TX)
Lane Hutchins (Fredericksburg, TX)
John Roark (Temple, TX)
Don Weeks (Dallas, TX)
W. Bret Calhoun (Grand Prairie, TX)
Mike Furr (Boerne, TX - Arabian Special Director)
Eleuterio “Junior” Martinez,Jr. (San Diego, TX)
Randy Mayfield (Grand Prairie, TX)
The THBPA and TTHBPA’s 2009 officers, as well as each organization’s
representatives for the Texas Horsemen’s Partnership Management
Committee, will be selected at each organization’s next Board of
Directors meeting. The THP would like to welcome all new and returning
members to its Boards.