National Thoroughbred Racing Association
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) is a coalition of horseracing interests to increase awareness and popularity of the sport and improve the economic conditions in the Thoroughbred industry. The NTRA is the national organizing body of the sport of Thoroughbred racing representing the interests of the racetracks, owners, and breeders in the United States. The company provides racing news, statistics, event information, and merchandise. The NTRA and Breeders' Cup Limited conduct the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships. The NTRA was formed in 1998 and has offices in Lexington, Kentucky, and New York City.
United States Equestrian Federation
Equestrian competitors, leisure riders, coaches, fans and enthusiasts each share a personal bond with the horse. This commonality defines the membership of the United States Equestrian Federation [USEF] which serves as the National Governing Body for Equestrian Sport. The USEF is dedicated to uniting the equestrian community, honoring achievement, and serving as guardians of equestrian sport. Since its inception in 1917, the Federation has been dedicated to pursuing excellence and promoting growth, all while providing and maintaining a safe and level playing field for both its equine and human athletes.
Louisiana Bred Quarter Horse Breeders Association
The Louisiana Bred Quarter Horse Breeders Association is the official registry of Accredited Louisiana Bred Quarter Horses as recognized by the State of Louisiana, the Louisiana State Racing Commission and the American Quarter Horse Association.
Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association
Louisiana Bred
The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association evolved from a small group of horsemen who united in 1963 when only 142 Thoroughbred foals were registered in the state. Under the leadershipof Andrew L. "Red" Erwin and State Senator B. B. Rayburn, this group was successful in having legislation passed that created an incentive to breed Thoroughbreds in the state. Since that time, the Thoroughbred industry in Louisiana has grown to become one of the state's top industries.