The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) today announced that it has approved more than 6,700 awards and classes at more than 1,400 shows in 43 states and six Canadian provinces for 2023.Awards are available for multiple disciplines, including eventing, dressage, Western and English pleasure, ranch riding, hunter/jumper, endurance, barrel racing, polo, and polocrosse. A full calendar of shows offering awards is available at tjctip.com/CalendarOfEvents and will be updated as show dates are confirmed.In addition, T.I.P. will offer two T.I.P. Championship horse shows again in 2023.
T.I.P. Championships in hunters, jumpers, combined test, dressage, English pleasure, and English in-hand will return this year to Stable View in Aiken, South Carolina. The show will commence the evening of Thursday, October 5, and will continue through Sunday, October 8. In addition, T.I.P. will be offering a Thoroughbred bonus to Thoroughbreds competing in the Stable View Oktoberfest 2/3/4* Horse Trial the weekend before the T.I.P. Championships, extending the celebration of the Thoroughbred at Stable View into an additional weekend.
“Stable View is very pleased, for the third year, to welcome back T.I.P. Championship riders,” said Barry and Cyndy Olliff, owners of Stable View. “We wish all participants a successful year and look forward to great competition in October.”
T.I.P. Western & Central Dressage Championships will once again be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington during the Retired Racehorse Project’s (RRP) Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America. The show will kick off Wednesday, October 11, and will run through Saturday, October 14. The Western Championships will include divisions in barrel racing, Western pleasure, Western halter, ranch riding, Western dressage, and competitive trail. Dressage Championships will be offered in levels from Introductory through FEI Test of Choice.Qualifying information for the championships is available on the T.I.P. website at tjctip.com/About/CSI. Prize lists will be made available for both events in the spring.“The RRP is pleased to welcome the T.I.P. Championships back to the Thoroughbred Makeover,” said Kirsten Green, executive director of the RRP. “Our programs naturally complement each other, and we’re proud to support T.I.P.’s effort to expand recognition of Thoroughbreds’ competing in all disciplines at all levels.”
In addition, T.I.P. will be offering year-end or championship awards in association with the American Endurance Ride Conference, Equine Trail Sports, Interscholastic Equestrian Association, United States Eventing Association, United States Pony Club, and United States Dressage Federation.“The Jockey Club is proud of the expansive number of T.I.P.-approved awards, classes, and championships that showcase the diversity Thoroughbreds have in their second careers,” said Kristin Werner, senior counsel for The Jockey Club and coordinator of T.I.P. “Our partnership with organizations like Stable View and the Retired Racehorse Project further expand opportunities for Thoroughbreds to excel in multiple disciplines beyond the track, and we are proud to see the continued growth and success of T.I.P in 2023.”
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. In addition to the complete schedule of T.I.P.-sponsored shows, other information about the program is available on the T.I.P. website, tjctip.com. Those interested in T.I.P. can follow the program at facebook.com/tjctip.The Jockey Club, founded in 1894 and dedicated to the improvement of Thoroughbred breeding and racing, is the breed registry for North American Thoroughbreds. In fulfillment of its mission, The Jockey Club, directly or through subsidiaries, provides support and leadership on a wide range of important industry initiatives, and it serves the information and technology needs of owners, breeders, media, fans and farms. It founded America’s Best Racing (americasbestracing.net), the broad-based fan development initiative for Thoroughbred racing, and in partnership with the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, operates OwnerView (ownerview.com), the ownership resource. Additional information is available at jockeyclub.com.
About Stable View: Stable View is a top-notch equestrian facility located in Aiken, South Carolina. Established in 2010, Stable View has now developed and diversified its equestrian program to meet the needs of both the discerning amateur and the elite professional across a variety of equestrian disciplines. For more information, visit www.svfequestrian.com/.About the Retired Racehorse Project: The Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) is a 501(c)3 charitable organization working to increase demand for off-track Thoroughbreds in the equestrian world. In addition to producing the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, the world’s largest and most lucrative retraining competition for recently retired racehorses, the organization also publishes Off-Track Thoroughbred Magazine, produces the Master Class retraining clinic series, and presents programming at major horse expos and events around the country. The RRP maintains an educational library of content to empower more equestrians to ride a Thoroughbred.