Opportunities and Challenges within the Horse Racing Industry with Janet VanBebber (Ep. 11)

Opportunities and Challenges within the Horse Racing Industry with Janet VanBebber (Ep. 11)

There are many challenges facing the horse racing industry, both from an economic and social perspective.

Despite this, it continues to strive for growth and attract new generations.

And what better way to shed light on these topics than by speaking with someone who possesses a profound understanding of the industry?

Join Billy and Cade as they sit down with Janet VanBebber, Chief Racing Officer, at the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) to hear her insights and perspective on the horse racing industry. She candidly shares her optimism for the future of horse racing, as well as its challenges. Additionally, she talks about the opportunities for young people and professionals to get involved in racing.

Listen in as Janet shares: 

  • Some of her most memorable moments as a trainer, and equine enthusiast
  • How inflation has impacted the horse industry and AQHA
  • The need to engage the next generation  
  • Her mission to monitor emergent threats and keep integrity within the sport
  • And more!


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About Our Guest: 

Janet VanBebber is the Chief Racing Officer for the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA). VanBebber is responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating the racing department, Racing Challenge, and related programs. Janet plays a key role in developing and implementing programs and objectives to promote the advancement of Quarter Horse racing across the globe.

VanBebber’s resume boasts a long and successful career training and racing American Quarter Horses. The former owner of VanBebber Racing Stables of Ledbetter, Texas, she has a long history of involvement with American Quarter Horses and Quarter Horse racing and is well known for being one of the industry’s most accomplished trainers.

In 2011, she became the first female trainer to eclipse the 1,000th career win mark. Her resume also included being the recipient of the 2002 AQHA Mildred n. Vessels Special Achievement Award. Her career includes training world champion TAILOR FIT, who remains ranked as one of the breed’s top money earners-15 years after his final race.

In addition to owning VanBebber Racing Stables of Ledbetter, Texas, Janet has been on the board of directors for both the Texas Quarter Horse Association and the Texas HBPA, while also owning and managing other horse-related enterprises.


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