With more than 7,100 members, the Racehorse Owners Association promotes and protects the interests of racehorse owners in Great Britain. Interested persons are invited to read Jackson Parker’s 'A Brief History of the ROA' for further information about the background of the Association.
The ROA plays a central role in British racing politics and finance and is a founder member of the Horsemen’s Group, an organisation which represents owners, trainers, jockeys, breeders and stable staff. The ROA was instrumental in launching the Horsemen’s Tariff Scheme to recommend minimum prize-money levels. The ROA is also represented on a number of other Racing Bodies and Committees. To see a full and up to date list please click here.
The ROA has a Council of 18 members, including the Chief Executive. Elected Council members are required to stand for re-election every four years. Council members are elected through an annual ballot amongst all members of the ROA.
The ROA is funded almost entirely from membership income. Members pay £220 (including VAT) annually and for this they receive a host of wide-ranging and valuable membership benefits, whilst supporting the ROA and the aims of the Association.
The ROA is run by a team of seven, headed up by the Chief Executive, Richard Wayman. The organisation now shares offices in High Holborn with the governing authority of racing, the British Horseracing Authority.