About Us

What is ROAP? 
The Racing Officials Accreditation Program is a collaborative effort of industry organizations representing all types of racing. Through this participation, they are supporting the common goal of insuring the integrity of the pari-mutuel horse racing industry. 

ROAP is represented by an alliance of industry representatives that joined forces to oversee the accreditation of racing officials. 


ROAP Mission: 
The mission of ROAP is to accredit and provide continuing education to all racing officials, stewards and judges in the horse racing industry. By doing so ROAP is enhancing the image and upholding the integrity of horse racing at all levels. 


ROAP Board of Directors

Each are nominated by their respective member organizations and serve a 3-year term

Officers serve 2 year term


Board Member
Affiliations (click for website)
Eddie Arroyo
At Large
Remi Bellocq
At Large
Theresa Burch
Amy Lawyer
University of Louisville EIP
John Campbell
At Large
Keith Chamblin
Wendy Davis, Secretary
At Large
Dora Delgado
Courtney Reid
Breeders' Cup
Duayne Diderickson
Janet VanBebber
Dr. Jennifer Durenberger
At Large
Alan Foreman
Bessie Gruwell
Hugh Gallagher
At Large
William Gallo
Eric Hamelback
Dr. Doug Daniels
National HBPA
Robert Hartman
University of Arizona RTIP
Dr. W. Ted Hill
At Large
Ben Huffman 
Keeneland Association
Frank Lamb, Vice-Chair
At Large
TC Lane
Michele Kopiec
Dr. Sara Langsam
At Large
Bennett Liebman
At Large
Dr. James MacLeod
Dr. Scott Stanley
University of Kentucky Ag Equine
Ed Martin
Tom Sage
Terry Meyocks
Mindy Coleman
Jockeys' Guild
Doug Moore
At Large
Alberto Paz Rodriguez
Juan Carlos Feijoo
Conference Hipica del Caribe
Andrew Schweigardt
Dan Metzger
Kristin Werner, Treasurer   
Andrew Chesser
The Jockey Club
Erich Zimny


ROAP Coordinator - Wendy Culberson

Supported by: 


              Breeders' Cup

        National HBPA  TOBA        

   Keeneland  Lone Star Park   Remington Park Chruchill Downs, Inc

Maryland Jockey Club   TRA   Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau    

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