Welcome horsemen & fans

Welcome to the Nebraska Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA), where our mission is deeply rooted in the principle of “Horsemen helping Horsemen.” We are a passionate and supportive community committed to the welfare and success of our members within Nebraska’s dynamic horse racing industry.

Our primary focus is on extending a helping hand to our fellow horsemen and women. We believe in the strength of unity and camaraderie within our racing community. Whether you’re a seasoned trainer, a dedicated owner, a skilled jockey, or an essential stable employee, the Nebraska HBPA is here to support your journey every step of the way.

Through benevolent initiatives, educational programs, and financial assistance, we empower our members to navigate the challenges of the industry with confidence. We understand the unique demands and goals of horse racing professionals, and we are dedicated to ensuring that you have the resources and support you need to succeed.

At the heart of our mission is the belief that when horsemen help one another, we elevate the entire industry. Together, we can create a brighter future for horse racing in Nebraska, one where every member thrives and every horse enjoys the best care and respect.

Join us in our mission to foster a culture of support, unity, and benevolence among horsemen. Together, we are “Horsemen helping Horsemen,” and together, we can achieve greatness in Nebraska’s horse racing community.

Garald “Wally” Wollesen


Lynne McNally

Chief Executive Officer

Lori Thomas

Chief Operating Officer