Applications for The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program’s (TIP) two annual awards—the Thoroughbred of the Year Award and the Young Rider of the Year Award—are now available at tjctip.com. Applications are due June 30.
The TIP Thoroughbred of the Year Award recognizes a Thoroughbred that has excelled in a noncompetitive career, such as equine-assisted therapy or police work. The award includes a $5,000 grant to the nonprofit organization associated with the horse or, if no organization is associated with the horse, to a Jockey Club-selected horse-related charity. To apply for the TIP Thoroughbred of the Year Award, owners can download an application at tjctip.com/About/TBNCA.
The TIP Young Rider of the Year Award recognizes young riders, 18 or under as of Jan. 1, 2018, who own or lease a Thoroughbred used in 4-H, Pony Club, or other activities. The winner(s) will be determined through an essay contest with a total award of $5,000 that can be applied to the college of their choice or to their participation in an event that furthers their involvement with horses. To apply for the Young Rider of the Year Award, riders can download an application at tjctip.com/About/TBYPRY.
Thoroughbreds registered with The Jockey Club are eligible for participation in both awards. Horse owners interested in participating in TIP can find more information regarding eligibility and assistance with identification of Thoroughbreds at tjctip.com.
Created in October 2011, the TIP recognizes and rewards the versatility of the Thoroughbred through sponsorship of Thoroughbred classes and high point awards at sanctioned horse shows, year-end performance awards, a recreational riding program, and noncompetition awards. Additional information about TIP is available at tjctip.com and on the TIP Facebook page at Facebook.com/tjctip.