The HBPA of Alberta is pleased to announce a change to the Financial Assistance Program.

The 2023 benefit program is available to any eligible Groom, Pony Person, Exercise Rider, Assistant Trainer or Trainer.

To be eligible for HBPA assistance all applicants must be duly licensed by Horse  Racing Alberta for 2023 as a: Groom, Pony Person, Exercise Person, Assistant Trainer, or Trainer and shall make a declaration that his/her major source of income is derived from employment in the backstretch and he/she is not covered by any other form of program, coverage, assistance or insurance. 

The applicant is responsible for fifteen (15) percent of the cost of treatment. The  HBPA will contribute eighty-five (85) percent of the costs of the treatments to the  following maximums: 

1. DENTAL – $750.00 
2. EYE – $200.00
3. HEARING – $300.00

All persons must have been employed as a licensee for ninety (90) days in the calendar year.

Applications are also available in the Racing Office or from Julie Brewster at [email protected] or 403-507-9972.

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