Thoroughbred Incentive Program

Run for the Ribbons to Hold Florida Thoroughbred Expo

Run for the Ribbons (RFTR), a charitable organization which focuses on Thoroughbred aftercare, will host the 5th annual Florida Thoroughbred Transformation Expo at the Florida Horse Park. The Expo, which will be held Dec. 10-12, features the disciplines of dressage, working ranch, show jumper, show hunter, eventing, polo, and freestyle, as well as a "Parade of Thoroughbreds." Vendors, seminars, and demonstrations will also be a part of each day. There is no cost to attend as a spectator. Prize money and ribbons will be awarded. RFTR is a Thoroughbred Incentive...

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T.I.P. Championships Return in October

The Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) Championships horse show will return this Oct. 8-10 at Stable View in Aiken, SC, officials at The Jockey Club T.I.P. announced Monday. The 2020 event was a casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of $60,000 will be up for grabs, with awards down to 10th place in 30 divisions spanning hunters, jumpers, dressage, a combined test, Western dressage, English pleasure, and Western pleasure. For the first time, the event will also offer in-hand championships. We are delighted to be able to bring the T.I.P....

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2020 TIP Performance Winners Announced

Applications for over 500 Thoroughbreds competing in horse shows were filed for consideration for the 2020 Thoroughbred Incentive Program awards, whose winners were announced Wednesday. The performance awards recognize Thoroughbreds accumulating the most points at all horse shows in each of the T.I.P. award categories and divisions throughout the year. The winners may be seen here. "Despite challenges caused by the pandemic, we received applications representing 522 Thoroughbreds competing in more than 9,600 classes and divisions during the 2020 award year, including participants in online horse shows," said Kristin Werner,...

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TIP, U.S. Polo Association Announce Winners

The Thoroughbred Incentive Program and United States Polo Association have announced the winners of its awards to recognize Thoroughbreds that have excelled in a career as a polo horse. High-Goal Horse: Cubana, registered with The Jockey Club as Total Regs (City Zip) and owned by Nic Roldan; Low-Goal Horse: Cajun Colonel (Colonel John) who is owned by Cheryl Arnold and now ridden by her son Daniel; Arena Polo Horse: Wild 2 Me, unnamed with The Jockey Club and owned by Wendy Stover ; Intercollegiate/Interscholastic Horse: Annie, registered with The Jockey...

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Thoroughbred Incentive Program to Add Polo Awards

The Jockey Club's Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.), which recognizes the versatility of the Thoroughbred through sponsorship of classes, year-end performance awards, a recreational riding program, and non-competition awards, announced Tuesday jointly with the United States Polo Association (USPA) that Thoroughbreds excelling as polo horses will also be recognized. Six awards will be offered annually, starting this year. "Polo is just one of many disciplines in which Thoroughbreds can succeed following their racing careers, and T.I.P. is pleased to partner with the USPA to honor the accomplishments of these horses at...

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T.I.P. Deadlines for 2021 Fast Approaching

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...

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Non-Competition Award Winners Named by The Jockey Club's T.I.P.

The Jockey Club's Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) announced Monday the winners of its two non-competition awards for 2020: the T.I.P. Thoroughbred of the Year Award, which recognizes a Thoroughbred that has excelled in a non-competitive career, and the T.I.P. Young Rider of the Year Award, which recognizes riders 18 or younger who own or lease a Thoroughbred for activities such as 4-H or Pony Club. The Thoroughbred of the Year Award goes to Sir Gus (Tammany), a 25-year-old gelding known around the barn as "Gus," who was a six-time winner...

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New Vocations, T.I.P. Cancel Fall Horse Shows

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...

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New Vocations' All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show and TIP September Championships Cancelled

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program and The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) have jointly agreed to cancel their 2020 hunter/jumper/pleasure horse show that was slated for Sept. 3-6 at the Kentucky Horse Park. "We are deeply disappointed to cancel the 2020 horse show, but after ongoing discussions with show management, Kentucky Horse Park event staff and horse show managers of other events held at the park, the decision to cancel the event was made," says Sarah Coleman, director of community and public relations for New Vocations. "Multiple factors contributed...

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TIP Performance Awards Announced

The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program, designed to encourage the retraining of Thoroughbreds into other disciplines at the end of their racing careers, has announced the winners from its 2019 performance awards program. The list is available to view at "We received applications representing 630 Thoroughbreds competing in more than 12,500 classes and divisions during the 2019 award year," said Kristin Werner, senior counsel for The Jockey Club and the administrator of T.I.P. "Winners will receive ribbons, prize money, and a variety of prizes, including custom Horseware coolers, halters,...

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T.I.P. Announces Shows, Awards, Ambassadors for 2020

The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) has approved nearly 7,000 awards and classes at more than 1,400 shows in 41 U.S. states and six Canadian provinces for 2020. Awards are to be distributed in a variety of disciplines, including eventing, dressage, Western and English pleasure, hunter/jumper, endurance, Western performance, games, and polocrosse. Awards are also available at some events for Thoroughbreds within their first two years of showing or for Thoroughbreds within two years of their last start. A full calendar can be viewed here. T.I.P. will also host...

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Application Period for '20 T.I.P. Awards Now Open

The application period for horse shows to apply for Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) awards in 2020 is now open. T.I.P. offers high point awards and classes for Thoroughbreds in multiple disciplines, including dressage, eventing, hunter, jumper, pleasure, and Western. The T.I.P. application period for 2020 shows is open through Sept. 30, 2019. Shows should apply even if the information is tentative. Early applications are appreciated. More information and the online application are available at

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