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Steve Bateson
Steve Bateson
Steve Bateson

Steve Bateson has been involved with Standardbred horses since 1981 and bought part of his first racehorse in 1986. He currently owns several racehorses and broodmares residing in Ohio. A director of the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association since 2011, Bateson served as vice president of the organization for four years and is its current president, a position he has held since 2019. In his role at the OHHA, Bateson helped implement the Buckeye Stallion Series for 2- and 3-year-olds, which added another valuable classification for staking many outstanding Ohio-bred foals. A graduate of The Ohio State University with a B.S. degree in agricultural economics, Bateson has worked for 30 years in sales for both manufacturing and distribution in the agricultural chemistry industry. He is currently a strategic account sales manager for Rosen’s Inc. He and his wife, Terri, have three sons—Case, Garret and Levi. Case, their oldest, has also begun a career in the Standardbred industry.

7910 Wingston Rd
Rudolph, OH 43462
Phone: 419-575-0696  [Email]
TERM EXPIRES: 2026 (Membership Director)