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 with the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program and the University of Louisville Equine Industry Program 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 Alternate      Affiliations (click for website)
Eddie Arroyo


At Large

Dr. Rick Arthur  

Oak Tree Racing Association

Remi Bellocq


At Large

Theresa Burch

Amy Lawyer

University of Louisville EIP

John Campbell   At Large
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 HamelbackVice Chairman   Leroy Gessman 

National HBPA

Ben Huffman       

Keeneland Association

Frank Lamb, Chairman        At Large
TC Lane Michelle Kopiec


David Loregnard        At Large
Dr. James MacLeod Dr. Scott Stanley

University of Kentucky Ag Equine

Ed Martin Tom Sage


Doug Moore   At Large
Andrew Schweigardt Dan Metzger


Alex Waldrop

Keith Chamblin

Dr. Scot Waterman     At Large
Kristin WernerTreasurer    Andrew Chesser

The Jockey Club

Erich Zimny Hank Zeitlin TRA
           Conf Hipica del Caribe



ROAP Coordinator - Wendy Culberson

Supported by: 


              Breeders' Cup

Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association   National HBPA  National Steeplechase Association     TOBA      Oak Tree Racing  

   Keeneland  Lone Star Park   Remington Park Chruchill Downs, Inc

Maryland Jockey Club   TRA   Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau