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OUR HISTORY

Promoting the Thoroughbred Breed

The Genesee Valley Breeder's Association is the oldest Thoroughbred breeding organization in the United States. Founded in Avon, New York in 1914 by Mrs. Herbert Wadsworth, the original mission of the GVBA was to aid and encourage breeding of hunters.


During WW1 the organization cooperated with the Jockey Club and the United States Remount service to produce cavalry horses The resultant "Light horse", an animal of size, substance and athleticism became the standard of the Genesee Valley Hunter. With the opening of Finger Lakes Race Track in 1962, the GVBA and its then president, Dr. Joseph O'Dea, founded the awards program that recognized the New York Bred Thoroughbred.


The GVBA more recently has become committed to providing an outlet for Thoroughbred's embarking upon their second career under saddle. The GVBA offers an annual two day horse show dedicated to promoting local Thoroughbred and sporthorse breeders both in hand and under saddle in the performance divisions. Take a look around our site and see all that the Genesee Valley has to offer.

JON BATES

President

1 Village Trail
Honeyoye Falls, NY 14472
jkbhhf47@aol.com

ERICA WAITE

Vice President

1963 Fox Hill Road
Dalton, NY  14836
585-703-5416

MIRA BOYCZUK

Secretary

55 Alexander Way      
Orchard Park, NY 14127
miraboy55@gmail.com

LINDA READING

Treasurer

1662 Reading Road      
West Falls, NY 14170
ReadingFarm@verizon.net
716-652-1669

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Member's of the Board

Jon Bates
Jack Frohm
Thea Killeen
Amy Snyder, DVM

Jennifer Cornell

Wendy Sisso

GILLIAN PERKINS DVM

Veterinary Liason

Cornell University

 JACKIE SZCZUPAKOWSKI DDS

Website Editor