About the WVTBA

The West Virginia Thoroughbred Breeders Association is a non-profit corporation that was founded in 1968 with the purpose to foster and promote the thoroughbred breeding and racing industries in West Virginia.

Members include businesses and individuals who have an interest in thoroughbred breeding and racing in West Virginia. The organization’s members have a shared belief that the West Virginia thoroughbred breeding program is an important and essential industry to West Virginia’s economy and way of life.



Buck Woodson

We are greatly saddened to learn of the loss of long-time Owner, Breeder, Trainer Charles “Buck” Woodson.  Buck died on November 27, 2018.

2018 WVTBA General meeting was held on November 26th at Charles Washington Hall. Topics covered were Legislative updates by Herb Snyder, WV Bred Program tips by Steffanie Simpson, reimbursement programs through the Eastern Conservation District by Barbie Elliot, and tax tips by Clissy Funkhouser. Thanks to our corporate sponsors, Darla Gaige of Growth Media Services and Megan Lentz of Southern States. About 40 people attended, including Jefferson County commissioner Ralph Lorenzetti and WV delegates John Doyle and Sammi Brown. Thanks to all for coming and making it a success!

To view a copy of the presentation by Steffanie Simpson, Click Here.
To view Barbie Elliott's presentation, Click Here.


2018 Board of Directors Elections Results

Congratulations to Dennis Finger, Dennis Bybee, and Sandra Witherow!  They were elected for a three-year term ending in 2021.  

CONGRATULATIONS to the Casey family & Taylor Mountain Farm LLC for their win, place, and show at THE WV FUTURITY, on November 3, 2018. Winner Scottish Man, 2nd place Midday Man, and 3rd runner up Hard Being Me.  For a replay click here: 2018 WV Futurity

By-Laws are revised!

The Board of Directors voted to accept the revised by-laws at their meeting on October 9th.  Click link below to read:


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WV Thoroughbred Breeder’s Association
110 South George St, Suite 4
Charles Town, WV 25414

Mailing address
PO Box 626
Charles Town, WV 25414

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