Congratulations to the 2019 T.I.P. Eventing Champions!

Beginner Novice Junior 14 and Under Championship T.I.P. Champion Chambery with Sierra Thomas and Reserve Champion Inanewyorkminute with Catherine Frank.

Here’s a fun fact: Of the 949 starters in the 2019 American Eventing Championships, 218 were Thoroughbreds, making up 23% of the competition and outnumbering an other breed by far. With so many top Thoroughbred eventers of all levels gathered up in one place — and that place being the heart of Thoroughbred country — the AEC went hand-in-hand with the Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) Championship, also taking place at the Kentucky Horse Park that weekend.

The third annual T.I.P. Championship Horse Show was held Sept. 7-8 in conjunction with the New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Show. Two-hundred forty-eight Thoroughbreds competed in a total of 26 divisions comprising English Pleasure, Western Pleasure, Dressage, Western Dressage, Hunters, and Jumper, with more than $30,000 in cash and prizes awarded.

All proceeds from the New Vocations show will support Thoroughbred aftercare. Between the two shows, a total of 450 Thoroughbreds from 26 states competed.

“I am thrilled with the growth of the T.I.P. Championships since its inception in 2017 and the enthusiasm of all participants toward showcasing off-the-track Thoroughbreds,” said Kristin Werner, senior counsel for The Jockey Club and the administrator of T.I.P. “This weekend showcases the versatility of Thoroughbreds in a wide range of disciplines, and we hope that Thoroughbred-centric competitions will encourage horse owners to consider riding and competing with former racehorses.”

“We are proud to work with T.I.P. to organize a weekend of horse shows that display the ability of Thoroughbreds to excel in careers beyond the racetrack,” said Sarah Coleman, New Vocations’ Director of Public & Community Relations. “We at New Vocations believe that Thoroughbreds have unlimited potential and love seeing this potential turn into results in the show ring.”

The eventing winners and reserve champions for the T.I.P. Championships are as follows (Jockey Club registered names are in parentheses):

$60,000 Adequan USEA Advanced Final
Champion: Cecelia (Constock) & Daniela Moguel
Reserve Champion: Creative Dreamer & Caitlin Henderson

Open Intermediate Championship
Champion: Military Mind & Whitney Mahloch
Reserve Champion: Shakedown Street (Sound the Bell) & Melanie Smith

Preliminary Amateur Championship
Champion: Mr. Barron & Wisti Nelson
Reserve Champion: Prince of Power & Katherine Nolan

Preliminary Horse Championship
Champion: Stoneman DF (Stoneman) & Jennifer McFall
Reserve Champion: Ermintrude (Miss Dude)& Daisy Trayford

Preliminary Junior/Young Rider Championship
Champion: Dandy Longlegs & Kelsey Ann Quinn

Preliminary Rider Championship
Champion: Fairway King & Lauren Turner
Reserve Champion: Flying Again & Lauren Turner

Open Modified/Training
Champion: All of Indy & Tawn Edwards
Reserve Champion: One Sly Fox (Double No) & Kirsten Schuitema

Training Amateur Championship
Champion: Snowflake Lane & Rebecca Hunt
Reserve Champion: Toga (Ticket to Saratoga) & Sheri Thornley

Training Horse Championship
Champion: Point Nemo & Ryan Keefe
Reserve Champion: Milo Diamond & Daisy Trayford

Training Junior Championship
Champion: Woodstock’s Little Nev (Rommel) & Abigail Mazzatta
Reserve Champion: Born Ready (Luther’sintown) & Cassie Sanger

Training Rider Championship
Champion: Sir Rockstar (Sir Rock) & Erin Jarboe
Reserve Champion: Say So Slew (Say So) & Lisa Davidson

Novice Amateur Championship
Champion: KD Mac & Shannon Allen
Reserve Champion: Magic Mike (Club Soda) & Paige Thompson

Novice Horse Championship
Champion: Perpetual Optimism & Nuno Santos
Reserve Champion: SS Palantir (Palantir) & Jennifer Coleman

Novice Junior 15 and Under Championship
Champion: Limited Access & Reagan McIntosh
Reserve Champion: Dee Ron & Gracelyn Mogelnicki

Novice Junior Championship
Champion: Silver Bop & Kate Thresher
Reserve Champion: Codename Toby (Go Señor Go) & Stephanie Cordell

Novice Master Amateur Championships
Champion: Holloway (Cement Head) & Cindi Moravec
Reserve Champion: Land of Jewels & Melissa McNally

Novice Rider Championship
Champion: B. E. Isabella & Elena Perea
Reserve Champion: Ventry & Liz Schroeder

Beginner Novice Amateur Championship
Champion: Whatinsamhill & Kirsten LaVassar
Reserve Champion: Weight of the World (Scorpion One) & Jessica Wymbs

Beginner Novice Horse Championship
Champion: Sock Monkey (Candy Van Can) & Katarzyna Jachymczyk
Reserve Champion: Perfect Acquisition (Nite Gaze R F) & Hannah Warner

Beginner Novice Junior 14 and Under Championship
Champion: Chambery & Sierra Thomas
Reserve Champion: Inanewyorkminute & Catherine Frank

Beginner Novice Junior Championship
Champion: Tekkenistic & Payton Myers
Reserve Champion: Oliver Twist (Odds On (BRZ)) & Aine O’Rourke

Beginner Novice Master Amateur Championships
Champion: Look Cody Look & Letha Calvin
Reserve Champion: Julie Cayer and Great Moments

Beginner Novice Rider Championship
Champion: Remastered & Beth Allen
Reserve Champion: Concatulations & Cathrine Wunderlich

In 2019, more than 1,300 sponsored horse shows are offering awards for Thoroughbreds in 42 states and six Canadian provinces and in virtually every imaginable discipline. To qualify for the Championships, a T.I.P.-eligible Thoroughbred must participate in a show offering T.I.P. high point awards, classes, or divisions in the applicable discipline beginning Aug .1 of the prior year through July 31 of the Championships year or participate in the T.I.P. Performance Awards in the applicable discipline. Horses shown at a horse trial or combined test can also qualify for the championships through the show jumping phase. To be eligible for T.I.P. shows, a Thoroughbred is defined as any horse that has been registered with The Jockey Club or a foreign Thoroughbred stud book recognized by The Jockey Club.

Learn more about the T.I.P. program, view participating horse shows, and apply for a T.I.P. number at the website here.

Go Thoroughbreds. Go Eventing!