The Jockey Club’s Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) is accepting applications for two annual non-competition awards: T.I.P. Thoroughbred of the Year and T.I.P. Young Rider of the Year. Thoroughbreds registered with The Jockey Club are eligible for participation in both awards and applications can be downloaded from the Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program website.
The T.I.P. Thoroughbred of the Year Award recognizes a Thoroughbred that has excelled in a non-competitive career, such as equine-assisted therapy or police work. The award includes a $5,000 grant to the non-profit organization associated with the horse or, if no organization is associated with the horse, to a horse-related charity chosen by The Jockey Club.
The T.I.P. Young Rider of the Year Award recognizes young riders, 18 or under as of January 1, 2016, 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.
To apply for the T.I.P. Thoroughbred of the Year Award and/or Young Rider of the Year Award, please download an application, complete it, and send it to The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program. The application deadline is June 30, 2016!
Learn more about T.I.P. and information regarding eligibility and assistance with identification of Thoroughbreds at tjctip.com.