The Racehorse Owners Association (ROA) promotes and protects the interests of racehorse owners in Great Britain. As one of the British Horseracing Authority’s shareholders, it plays a central role in British racing politics and finance.
The ROA has a Board of nine members, and comprises of elected and appointed directors, according to the ROA’s Articles of Association.
The ROA is funded almost entirely from membership income. Members pay £261 (including VAT) annually and they receive a host of wide-ranging membership benefits, that supports the process of purchasing a racehorse and the ongoing experience of racehorse ownership.
The ROA 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, and prize-money agreements. The ROA is also represented on a number of other Racing Bodies and Committees.
The ROA is run by a team of seven. The organisation offices are in Reading.
Members can access the ROA's Articles of Association by downloading the PDF below:
Watch our video outlining the work the ROA has undertaken over the last 70 years:
Read Jackson Parker’s 'A History of the ROA' for further information about the background of the Association.