HBPA 2023 Programs

2023 Housing Relief Subsidy

The Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) of Alberta has rolled out an housing subsidy program aimed specifically at the Exercise Riders, Grooms, Jockeys, and Pony People. This initiative is designed to alleviate the financial burdens associated with housing for those who have dedicated their time and effort to work at both Century Mile and Century Downs racetracks.

What You Need to Know:

One Time Program 

  • This is a one-time-only program for 2023.
    First Come, First Served: The program has a cap, and it operates on a first-come-first-serve basis. 

Prorated Payments

  •  The total subsidy amount will be prorated based on the number of applications received, ensuring a fair distribution of funds.
Are You Eligible?

Horse Race Alberta License 

  • You must be licensed by Horse Racing Alberta (HRA) as an Exercise Rider, Groom, Jockey, and/or Pony Person.

Work Record For 2023 Racing Season

  • It is mandatory that employees have worked at both Century Mile and Century Downs tracks.

Proof of Accommodation

  •  Applicants must provide receipts or proof of payment for accommodations from both locations.

Application Deadline November 30, 2023.

How to Apply:

  Gather all necessary documentation, including your 

  • Horse Race Alberta Licence  
  • Employment records from both Century Mile and Century Downs
  • Receipts or proof of accommodation payments at both locations

  Fill Application Form Attached Below with required documents

 Send complete form to [email protected] or Fax: 587-6892180

Housing Relief Application Form

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