The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) Championships concluded Sunday, October 10, with participation from 196 Thoroughbreds and 175 riders. The show was held at Stable View in Aiken, South Carolina, from October 8-10.
Cash prizes of $2,000 per division were awarded to the 26 divisions offered, which included hunters, jumpers, dressage, combined tests, Western dressage, English pleasure, and Western pleasure.
The winners and reserve champions for the T.I.P. Championships, as well as high point award winners, can be found at tjctip.com/About/CSF.
"This past weekend was a true celebration of the Thoroughbred and its potential to thrive in careers beyond the racetrack," said Kristin Werner, senior counsel for The Jockey Club and administrator of T.I.P. "This show would not have been possible without the equestrian community's support of T.I.P. and the effort of the team at Stable View, who helped make the event a success."
T.I.P. also announced that it has attracted more than 40 horses from 16 states for its inaugural Barrel Racing Championships, which will be held on Wednesday, October 13, and Thursday, October 14, as part of the Retired Racehorse Project's Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium. The event is being held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, and will offer thousands in prize money and additional prizes for the top horses.
The T.I.P. Barrel Racing Championships are sponsored by The Western Thoroughbred, a grassroots organization that recognizes the contributions of the Thoroughbred to the Western horse industry and celebrates the achievements of Thoroughbreds in Western sports.
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 August 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.
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.Industry News Releases - In support of Thoroughbred industry organizations, BloodHorse is posting news releases relating to the industry. The releases have not been edited by Blood-Horse. If there are any questions please contact the organization that has produced the news release as directed in the news release.