Welcome to the official web site of the
International Trotting and Pacing Association.
The registry for Trottingbred Horses.
This site was last updated: October 15, 2012
Harness racing ponies developed in to small horses by crossing the strong and tenacious Welsh, Hackney, or Shetland to the full Standardbred for their speed. The cross created a very versatile horse willing to do anything asked of it. In 1977 the Trottingbred officially became a recognized breed of horse by the American Horse Council. Today they are still primarily used for harness racing and only registered Trottingbreds and Standardbreds can be used for breeding. To Qualify for racing, Trottingbreds may not measure more than 51 1/2 inches shod measuring from the top of the withers. They race for one-half mile on an oval track and are classified by times earned. This do-it-yourself, family oriented sport is found in the USA, Canada, Bermuda and Italy. What makes this sport unique is its wide range of participants. We have people ranging from age 9 to 93 and occupation from Doctors, Lawyers, Factory Workers, Reverends, and Farmers.
We would like your input on what you would like to see on this site.
Photos of the winners of the 2010 ITPA Stakes are now in our photo gallery. The finishes for the western
division are here.
Local information and schedules can be found on these web sites...
East West Canada
The ITPA office has moved. The new address is:
5140 County Road 56, Auburn, IN 46706.