Thoroughbred Incentive Program Approves 750 Shows

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 3, 2015) -- The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) announced today that it has approved awards and classes for nearly 750 shows in 43 states and Canadian provinces during 2015. A full calendar of events is available on the T.I.P. website at tjctip.com.

The show disciplines include eventing, dressage, Western and English pleasure, hunter/jumper, Western performance, games, and even polo and polocrosse.

“This program was created to encourage the retraining of Thoroughbreds into other disciplines upon completion of their careers in racing or breeding and it is obviously fulfilling that mission because in three years, we have  offered awards at 1,100 horse shows in 41 states and provinces,” said Kristin Werner Leshney, legal associate for The Jockey Club and coordinator of T.I.P. 

In addition to awards for shows, T.I.P. has renewed the Thoroughbred of the Year Award and the Young Rider of the Year Award. Applications for these non-competition awards will be available at tjctip.com in April with a deadline of June 30, 2015.

Only Thoroughbreds that have been registered with The Jockey Club or a foreign Thoroughbred stud book recognized by The Jockey Club are eligible to participate in T.I.P. classes and compete for awards. All participating Thoroughbreds should have a T.I.P. number, which can be obtained at tjctip.com.

Created and announced in October 2011, T.I.P. recognizes and rewards the versatility of the Thoroughbred through sponsorship of Thoroughbred classes and high point awards at sanctioned horse shows, performance awards, and non-competition awards. To date, T.I.P. has received more than 10,000 Thoroughbred entries competing for awards.

Additional information about T.I.P. is available at tjctip.com and on the T.I.P. facebook page at facebook.com/tjctip.