|Friday, October 08, 2021||Contact: Shannon Luce (859) 224-2716|
|2021 T.I.P. Championships at Stable View to Kick off with In-Hand Classes and Special Awards|
The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) Championships return Friday, October 8, after being canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Friday’s schedule will feature in-hand classes, which are being offered for the first time, including classes for horses with more than 50 race starts, more than $100,000 in race earnings, and those adopted from Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance-accredited organizations.
Friday will also see the distribution of six special awards to recognize some of the unique Thoroughbreds competing in the show. The championships are being held at Stable View in Aiken, South Carolina, and continue through Sunday, October 10. The program for the 2021 T.I.P. Championships can be found at tjctip.com/resources/2021_TIP_Champs_Program.pdf.
This year’s event has attracted nearly 200 Thoroughbreds that will be competing in classes covering seven disciplines. There are 26 divisions spanning hunters, jumpers, dressage, combined tests, Western dressage, English pleasure, and Western pleasure. Each division will be awarded $2,000 in prize money with awards up to 10th place.
“With horses entered from 23 states representing both coasts, we are excited by the reception to this year’s T.I.P. Championships, especially our new in-hand classes, and are looking forward to showing off the versatility of Thoroughbreds in a range of disciplines this weekend,” said Kristin Werner, senior counsel for The Jockey Club and administrator of T.I.P. “We would like to thank the team at Stable View for its support of T.I.P.”
Following the war horse in-hand classes on Friday, special awards will be presented as follows:
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.
The Jockey Club, founded in 1894 and dedicated to the improvement of Thoroughbred breeding and racing, is the breed registry for North American Thoroughbreds. In fulfillment of its mission, The Jockey Club, directly or through subsidiaries, provides support and leadership on a wide range of important industry initiatives, and it serves the information and technology needs of owners, breeders, media, fans and farms. It founded America’s Best Racing (americasbestracing.net), the broad-based fan development initiative for Thoroughbred racing, and in partnership with the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, operates OwnerView (ownerview.com), the ownership resource. Additional information is available at jockeyclub.com.
Stable View is a top-notch equestrian facility located in Aiken, South Carolina. Established in 2010, Stable View has developed and diversified its equestrian program to meet the needs of both the discerning amateur and the elite professional across a variety of equestrian disciplines. For more information, visit svfequestrian.com.