A: Becoming a member of the FTBOA allows you to benefit from many services and participate in many Thoroughbred industry activities.
Benefits and services include:
BREEDERS INCENTIVE PROGRAM: The FTBOA administers and pays out the Breeders’ Awards.
INDUSTRY MATTERS: The FTBOA will be your voice in the state of Florida in all matters concerning the Thoroughbred industry.
FLORIDA-BRED REGISTRY: All members receive discounts when registering a Florida-bred to become eligible for breeders’ and owners’ awards.
VOTING PRIVILEGES: Regular FTBOA members vote for and elect the Board of Directors of the association.
THE FLORIDA HORSE: All members receive The Florida Horse magazine, the official publication of the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association. The publication will keep them abreast of industry news, the performance of Florida-breds nationally, and association activities.
PEDIGREE SERVICES: Both the Jockey Club and Bloodstock Research computer services are available to members at a discounted price.
LIBRARY: An extensive library and research center is available for members. The center includes microfiche records, sales catalogs, videotapes, books and periodicals.
LIAISON SERVICE: The FTBOA acts as a liaison for its members by providing representation to the state government and agencies, horse councils and associations.
PROMOTIONAL SERVICES: The FTBOA serves as a promotional arm for the Thoroughbred industry. Promotional material and news releases are provided, as well as participation in tourism and trade shows.
AGRICULTURE AFFILIATION: The FTBOA maintains close affiliations with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine and other agriculture related associations.
EDUCATION PROGRAMS: The FTBOA sponsors numerous seminars throughout the year and works in conjunction with the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine, the Department of Animal Science, the Marion County Cooperative Extension Service and the College of Central Florida.
FTBOA Benefits Primer for Members