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Monday, September 21, 2020Contact: Kristin Werner (859) 224-2720
T.I.P. Horse Show and Youth Ambassador Application Deadlines Approaching

The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) reminds relevant parties that horse show applications are due September 30 and Youth Ambassador Program applications are due October 1.

Horse shows, horse trials, and other events interested in offering T.I.P. awards in 2021 must apply during the application period even if the information or show dates are tentative. Shows that offered awards in 2020 and shows that were approved for awards but canceled in 2020 still need to re-apply for 2021 dates. More information and the online application are available at

“Offering T.I.P. awards is a great way of increasing participation from Thoroughbreds and their riders at horse shows, and we encourage applications from all interested groups in anticipation of a more typical horse show schedule in 2021,” said Kristin Werner, senior counsel of The Jockey Club and coordinator for T.I.P. “Similarly, our Youth Ambassador Program has proven to be an excellent opportunity for individuals to develop leadership skills while promoting the versatility of the Thoroughbred breed.”

Introduced in 2016, the T.I.P. Youth Ambassador Program selects about a dozen youth ambassadors on an annual basis to positively represent T.I.P. and the Thoroughbred breed.

The goal of the T.I.P. Youth Ambassador Program is to promote participation in T.I.P. with the mission to encourage retraining of Thoroughbreds into other disciplines upon completion of careers in racing or breeding. A youth ambassador's role is to positively represent T.I.P. and the Thoroughbred breed at his or her local barn, shows, competitions, or any other activities in which he or she may participate.

T.I.P. Youth Ambassadors must meet the following criteria:
  • Be 18 years old or younger as of January 1, 2021
  • Reside in the U.S. or Canada
  • Own or lease a Thoroughbred with a T.I.P. number
  • Participate in T.I.P. shows or programs

The Youth Ambassador Program application can be found on the T.I.P. website at

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 non-competition awards. Additional information about T.I.P. is available at and on the T.I.P. Facebook page at