To apply for membership, fill out the online form, or download the appropriate application and mail to HHANE with your payment.
If you are an owner, driver, trainer, or MGC licensed stable employee (caregiver/groom), download and fill out the ACTIVE application. 
If you wish to support HHANE and the harness racing industry, download the ASSOCIATE application.


The following grooms are members in good standing of the Harness Horseman’s Association of New England:






  • Membership expires 12/31/2023
  • (a) Associate member
  • * RSP Participant

To view current rosters of HHANE members, member trainers, and member drivers, check the links below. We encourage you to use our members when you are seeking someone with good horse sense!
HHANE membership is open to anyone interested in supporting the harness racing industry. We have many members who do not live in Massachusetts or even New England. If you are interested in supporting harness racing, you are welcome to join! While membership is open year-round we encourage you to join as soon as possible to take full advantage of membership benefits. 
IMPORTANT: HHANE membership is for the current racing season only. The membership year begins January 1st and expires each year on the last day of the year (December 31st). To remain an ACTIVE MEMBER, you MUST renew by submitting a new application with your $50 annual dues before May 31st of the new year. Although that gives you about 5 months to comply, for your own protection, you don’t want to wait until the last minute to be covered if you plan to race at the start of the meet in April.
Active membership is open to owners, trainers, drivers, and MGC-licensed stable employees (i.e., grooms/caretakers) .  HHANE does not offer a stable membership category.  Associate membership is open to anyone not in these categories who would like to support harness racing.
Active membership ($50/year) 
Associate membership ($10/year)
HHANE primarily uses email to provide information to members. If you have unsubscribed from our email list and wish to resubscribe, or you’ve never subscribed before, please email us to be added to the list.
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Effective October 1st, 2019, for all new admissions HHANE members in good standing will receive a 15% courtesy discount at the time of discharge from the Tufts Cummings Veterinarian Hospital.  HHANE will provide an updated membership list (roster) for membership verification at the time of discharge and payment.  The discount will apply to a HHANE member’s standardbred horses actively racing as well as services for broodmares and foals anticipated to enter the racing industry.
Active Members Are: Trainers, Drivers, Owners, Caretakers/Grooms licensed by the MGC
Active membership benefits include:
  • Sulky Insurance
  • Free sulky insurance up to $1000 (no wheel coverage) upon registration
  • Opportunity to purchase reasonably priced additional sulky insurance, including wheel coverage
  • Third-party liability insurance through our association with HHI (must be a member by May 31st)
  • Right to vote for the directors/president of your choice in the annual election (president elected every three years) when you join by June 30th.
  • Lodging discount at the Comfort Inn Express on Route 1, Plainville near Plainridge upon presentation of your membership card.
  • Retirement Savings Plan for eligible trainers and drivers
  • Eligibility for you and/or your horse(s) to be recognized in our Annual Awards program.
  • Continual promotion of the harness racing industry with our legislators.
  • Eligibility for member and sons or daughters of members to apply for the HHI Foundation’s annual Jerome L. Hauck Scholarship
  • Vision care
  • Dental Benefit
  • 15% discount at Tufts on services on HHANE member’s standardbred horses participating in the racing industry including horses actively racing as well as services for broodmares and foals anticipated to enter the racing industry.
Associate members (anyone who wishes to support HHANE and the harness racing industry who is not an owner, trainer, driver, or groom (licensed stable employee by MGC) racing at Plainridge) receive the following benefits:
  • Lodging discount at the Comfort Inn Express on Route 1, Plainville, near Plainridge (upon presentation of your membership card).
  • Invitation to attend Annual Awards program.
  • Continual promotion of the harness racing industry with our legislators.
Two types of insurance programs are available as benefits of HHANE membership:
Massachusetts law requires worker compensation insurance for anyone racing at Plainridge who has full time or occasional help regardless of status (employee or independent contractor). For further information, please see our Links page.
The Retirement Savings Plan (RSP), approved by the MGC, is a benefit available to all eligible Active HHANE member trainers and drivers.  The deadline for participating in the RSP is May 31st each year.  Any participation applications and beneficiary designation forms received after the yearly deadline will be held for processing the following year.
Remember to have your application document notarized before mailing to HHANE (P.O. Box 1811, Plainville, MA 02762). When completing the Beneficiary form, please provide complete address, relationship, and social security number information for each beneficiary you designate.
To learn more and apply, please click here. 


Harness Horseman’s Association of New England, INC
Address: P.O. Box 1811, Plainville, MA 02762


The MGC office at Plainridge Park will be open
9a-5p Monday-Friday the week of April 1st.

Beginning Monday, April 1st, office hours are:
Monday 11:30a-7:30p
Tuesday 9a-5p
Wednesday 9a-5p
Thursday 11:30a-7:30p
Friday 11:30a-7:30p