The Norwegian Trotting Association is the sports federation organizing horse racing in Norway. It is an umbrella for the 13 regional federations and 185 local chapters with 17,000 members. Tote betting takes place at eleven harness race courses and one gallop races course, Øvrevoll Galoppbane, all owned by the association. The betting is organized through the association-owned company Norsk Rikstoto. In 2009 the association organized 556 race days, with 4,652 races taking place in 2008. It organizes 5,500 active racehorses, 200 professional trainers, 60 assistant trainers and 3,000 amateur trainers.