About Us

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. 

Who is ROAP? 
ROAP is a collaborative effort of many organizations representing all types of racing. Through this participation, they are supporting the common goal of insuring the integrity of the pari-mutuel 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 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)
Duayne Diderickson Janet VanBebber AQHA
Dora Delgado Josh Christians         Breeders' Cup
David Loregnard          Conf Hipica del Caribe
Terry Meyocks Jeff Johnston         Jockeys' Guild
Ben Huffman Bob Elliston         Keeneland Association
Eric Hamelback Leroy Gessman         National HBPA
William Gallo Peter McGiveney         NSA
Steve Koch Alex Waldrop         NTRA
Dr. Rick Arthur Sherwood Chillingworth         Oak Tree Racing Association
Ed Martin Tom Sage         RCI
Alan Foreman Bessie Gruwell         THA
Kristin Leshney, Treasurer    Jamie Haydon         The Jockey Club
Erich Zimny Anne Frederick        TRA
Andrew Schweigardt Dan Metzger         TOBA
Wendy Davis, Secretary Liz Bracken         University of Arizona RTIP
  Theresa Burch         University of Louisville EIP
T.C. Lane Chip Hastings         USTA
Eddie Arroyo          At Large
Remi Bellocq          At Large
Ned Bonnie          At Large
Stan Bowker          At Large
Jennifer Durenberger          At Large
Dan Fick, Vice Chairman          At Large
Hugh Gallagher, Chairman          At Large
Dr. W. Ted Hill          At Large
Frank Lamb          At Large

 

Supported by: 

 

              Breeders' Cup

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

   Keeneland  Lone Star Park   Remington Park  Chruchill Downs, Inc