Welcome to the Michigan Harness Horsemen’s Association

Our organization has been active since 1947 and strives to serve and support the Standardbred horse owners, breeders, trainers, and drivers of Michigan.

What is the Michigan Harness Horsemen's Association?

Founded in 1947, We Seek To Serve. 

The Michigan Harness Horsemen’s Association was founded in 1947 to serve the collective needs of the state’s Standardbred horse owners, breeders, trainers, and drivers. The purposes of the MHHA are: To protect the financial interests of owners, trainers, drivers, breeders, and caretakers of Standardbred horses in Michigan. To supply horses to Michigan pari-mutuel racetracks, monitor and improve physical conditions and controls for individuals and horses participating at licensed race meetings, and assist race meeting licensees in conducting their racing programs. To encourage and promote the racing training and breeding of Standardbred horses and to administer futurities and stake events in Michigan. The MHHA negotiates horsemen’s contracts with pari-mutuel racetracks, functions as a liaison between the horsemen and Michigan county fairs, and represents the interests of all harness horsemen in state administrative, budgetary and legislative matters of concern to the horse racing industry.

Sign Up for Text Messages From the MHHA 

You can now sign up for text messages from the MHHA. The MHHA pays for a texting service that allows us to communicate urgent updates related to the box remaining open because of a shortage of horses, weather impacting live racing at NDs or the county fairs, or other urgent changes we think our members want to know. 


Upcoming Events

February 15th
Colt Stakes nomination Payments Due

February 16th | 4 - 7pm
MHHA Board Meeting
2501 Jolly Road, Okemos, MI, 48864