The Florida HBPA is supervised and managed by a Board of 15 Directors. Six seats are reserved for Owner/Directors, and six seats are reserved for Trainer/Directors. Three Directors may be either an owner or a trainer.
The Board of Directors is divided into three groups of five Directors, known as Groups 1, 2, and 3. Elections are held annually, and the terms of all Directors shall be three years.
The next election will be held on March 15, 2022. At that time, five Directors will be up for re-election: Owners Adam Lazarus, Troy Levy and Stephen Screnci, and trainers Joe Orseno and Terri Pompay.
In order to be a candidate for the FHBPA Board of Directors, owners and trainers must be licensed as an owner and/or trainer, and be in good standing, and must have started a horse five or more times during the 12 months immediately preceding the date of the election in which they are running for a seat on the Board. An individual licensed as an owner may only run for a seat on the Board as an owner; an individual licensed as a trainer or as an owner and trainer may only run for a seat on the Board as a trainer.
The annual Nominating Meeting and Awards Dinner will be held Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021, at Gulfstream Park. Nominations from the floor must be endorsed by three members of the Association, or be accompanied by a petition signed by no fewer than 75 members of the Association.
Each member of the FHBPA who is currently licensed as an owner and/or trainer and in good standing is entitled to cast one vote in the general election.