New Vocations Racehorse has canceled its 2020 All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show, a dressage and combined test event, slated to be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. Oct. 3. The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) followed suit and canceled its dressage and combined test championships, originally slated for Oct. 4.
“It was a difficult decision to cancel the October show, but we feel that the safety of our show team and exhibitors is the most important,” says Anna Ford, New Vocations Thoroughbred Program director. “It has been a struggle this year as all of our live fundraising events have been cancelled. However, we have some virtual events in the works that we hope to launch in the near future.”
Run concurrently, the two shows typically host more than 400 Thoroughbreds at the Kentucky Horse Park each fall.
“T.I.P. continues to explore consolation competition options for early 2021,” added Kristin Werner, senior counsel for The Jockey Club and coordinator of T.I.P. “We look forward to the 2021 championships next fall.”
Horses qualified and declared by the August 3 deadline for the 2020 championships will be eligible to participate in the 2021 events. A list of those horses is available at tjctip.com/About/CSDH.