The Tasmanian Trotting Association was established in 1961 by the Tasmanian Trotting Association Act. Trotting clubs in the state were formed into an association to be called the Tasmanian Trotting Association. The Chairman of the Association was appointed by the Governor, and the Executive comprised members of the various other trotting clubs. The Association was responsible for determining the Rules of Trotting, and for regulating the racing of trotting horses. It was superseded by the Tasmanian Trotting Control Board in 1976.