The T.I.P. 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 horse-related charity chosen by The Jockey Club. Owners can apply for the T.I.P. Thoroughbred of the Year Award at tjctip.com/About/TBNCA.
The T.I.P. Young Rider of the Year Award recognizes young riders, 18 or under as of Jan. 1, 2021, who own or lease a Thoroughbred for use 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. Riders can apply for the Young Rider of the Year Award at tjctip.com/About/TBYPRY.
Thoroughbreds registered with The Jockey Club are eligible for participation in both awards. Horse owners interested in participating in T.I.P. can find more information regarding eligibility and assistance with identification of Thoroughbreds 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, year-end performance awards, a recreational riding program, and noncompetition awards. Additional information about T.I.P. is available at tjctip.com and on the T.I.P. Facebook page at facebook.com/tjctip.