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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