Suomen Hippos ry, The Finnish trotting and breeding association, consists of 131 member organizations. Suomen Hippos was founded in 1973. One of its functions is to license trainers, drivers and officials. Hippos is also in charge of formulating the rules of racing, as well as to serve as the registry for the horses. The maintaining of breeding and racing information and records are also a part of Hippos responsibilities. The Finnish trotting and breeding association seeks to promote the trotting sport and fair play in trotting games.