Applications for The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) horse shows and T.I.P. Youth Ambassador Program are due Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, respectively. Created in 2011, T.I.P. sponsors Thoroughbred classes and high-point awards at sanctioned horse shows, year-end performance awards, a recreational riding program, and non-competition awards.
Horse shows, trials, and other events interested in offering 2021 T.I.P. awards must apply by Sept. 30, even if the dates are tentative. Shows that offered awards in 2020 or that were approved for awards but were canceled must still reapply for 2021.
The Youth Ambassador program, which selects about a dozen young people annually to represent T.I.P. and the Thoroughbred breed at local barns, shows, and other events, closes applications Oct. 1. Youth Ambassadors must be 18 or younger as of Jan. 1, be a resident of the U.S. or Canada, own or lease a Thoroughbred with a T.I.P. number, and must participate in T.I.P. shows or programs.
“Offering T.I.P. awards is a great way of increasing participation from Thoroughbreds and their riders at horse shows, and we encourage applications from all interested groups in anticipation of a more typical horse show schedule in 2021,” said Kristin Werner, senior counsel of The Jockey Club and coordinator for T.I.P. “Similarly, our Youth Ambassador Program has proven to be an excellent opportunity for individuals to develop leadership skills while promoting the versatility of the Thoroughbred breed.”
For more information, visit T.I.P.