|THP Chairman John Roark Re-Elected National
Texas Horsemen’s Partnership, LLP, Chairman
John O. Roark was re-elected for a second two-year term as president of
the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (NHBPA)
by that organization’s board of directors on Sunday, July 13. The
election was part of the NHBPA’s summer convention held at the Renaissance
Cleveland Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio, which was hosted by the Ohio HBPA.
The Texas Horsemen’s Partnership (THP) is an affiliate member organization
of the NHBPA, a national horsemen's organization consisting of over 30
affiliate member organizations and representing over 30,000 horsemen throughout
Roark defeated Florida HBPA (FHBPA) President Linda Mills by a wide
margin to retain the NHBPA presidency.
In his acceptance speech in Cleveland, Roark commented, “It has
been a great honor to represent this organization for the last two years,
and I am honored with the opportunity to continue to represent the National
HBPA for another two years as it’s president. I am proud of this
organization and the horsemen it represents.”
Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (PTHA) President
Larry Riviello was re-elected to serve another two-year term as the NHBPA’s
vice president, defeating Charles Town HBPA President Richard Watson.
Dr. Ed Hagen was re-elected as the NHBPA’s Chairman of the Board,
a position he has held since 1991. He ran unopposed.
Roark, an attorney and native of Bug Tussle, Texas, currently resides
in Temple, Texas.