|Wednesday, January 10, 2018||Contact: Kristin Werner Leshney (212) 521-5320|
|T.I.P. Increases Shows and Offerings and Youth Ambassadors Announced for 2018|
The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) today announced that it will offer awards and classes at more than 1,200 shows in 42 states and six Canadian provinces in 2018.
Awards are available for multiple 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 of shows offering awards is available at tjctip.com/CalendarOfEvents.
T.I.P. also announced its Youth Ambassadors for the 2018 T.I.P. Youth Ambassador Program. The 12 ambassadors range from eight states and two Canadian provinces and cover multiple disciplines, including hunters, jumpers, eventing, Western, dressage, and equitation. The following are the 2018 T.I.P. Youth Ambassadors:
Additional information about the Youth Ambassador Program is available at tjctip.com/About/TBYPAM.
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 is the sole funding source for America’s Best Racing, the broad-based fan development initiative for Thoroughbred racing. You can follow America’s Best Racing at americasbestracing.net. Additional information is available at jockeyclub.com.