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To proactively identify and address issues of importance to equine veterinarians and racing authorities; to provide leadership and expertise on all aspects of racing that affect the health and welfare of the horse; to communicate to AAEP members and racing stakeholders the AAEP’s positions and recommendations pursuant to the welfare and safety of the horse; and to educate AAEP members and industry stakeholders regarding best practices and ethical care of the racehorse.


Jeff Blea, Chair
(626) 836-1688

Board Liaison: Foster Northrop
Staff Liaison: Sally Baker

Jeff Blea
Stuart Brown
Stephen Dey
Lydia Hamilton
John Peloso

Kathleen Anderson
Zack Badura
Lynn Hovda
Eric Kates
Sara Langsam

Emma Adam
Ryan Carpenter
Kevin Dunlavy
Eoin Kelly
Clayton McCook