LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 6, 2014) -- Applications for The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) non-competition awards, Thoroughbred of the Year and Young Rider, for 2014 are now available.
The Thoroughbred of the Year Award recognizes a Thoroughbred that has excelled in a non-competitive career, such as equine-assisted therapy or police work. The award includes a $5,000 grant to the non-profit organization associated with the horse or to a horse-related charity chosen by The Jockey Club. The young rider award recognizes a rider 18 or under who owns or leases a Thoroughbred for use in 4-H, Pony Club or other activities. The winner(s) will receive a total award of $5,000 that can be applied to the college of their choice or to an event that furthers their involvement with horses.
To apply for an award or to find out more information, please visit tjctip.com. The deadline to apply for either award is June 30, 2014.
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. For more information about T.I.P., please visit tjctip.com.