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Thursday, September 13, 2018Contact: Kristin Werner Leshney (859) 224-2720
T.I.P. Championship Winners Announced

The second Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) Championship Horse Show was held Sunday, September 9, 2018, in the Rolex Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park, coinciding with the New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Show.

On Sunday, 186 Thoroughbreds competed in 27 divisions for English/Western Pleasure, Hunters, Jumpers, Dressage, and Western Dressage. Prize money totaled $25,000 among all divisions.

The winners and reserve champions are as follows:
  Champion Horse
(TJC name)
Champion Rider Reserve Ch. Horse
(TJC name)
Reserve Ch. Rider
Crossrails Division Bisoux Jayme Klosterman Sub Zero Michelle Warwick
Very Green Hunter Division Colonel Carter Natassia Stallings Wahoo HEQ
(Saturday at Ten)
Jodi Wanenmacher
Beginning Hunter Division Shimmy Shack Heath Gunnison Bluegrass Beau (Kiai) Ashley Duvall
Special Hunter Astronomical
(Bonnie’s Bull)
Deloise Noble-Strong Rare Find Aidan Placek
Suitable Hunter Jasper Lake Lindsay Woodall Caught Me Looking Bridget Mcneese Cummins
Low Hunter Division Coastline (Deportista) Meg Graham Tudor Amulet
(Mackinnon Pass)
Rachel Hall
Hopeful Jumper Division Carrot Thief Victoria Voelker Hello Roo Julia Varner
Suitable Jumper That’s No Limit Sydney Carver When in Rome (Princeofthevalley) Alyssa Paulette
Schooling Jumper Mawhinney Maggie Hitron Astroboy Jessica Banks
Open Jumper San Quentin (Raw Cat) Katy Hanlon Satins Angel (Queen Satin) Alexa Lee
Western Pleasure Division - Senior Hard Knock Life Ryan Watson Naturally Spectacular (Spectacular Nature) Katy Hanlon
English Pleasure Division - Senior Sunday Best
(J. R.’s Buttercup)
Laura Mefford Crypts Maei Star
(Crypt’s Wisper)
Khilia Tyese Giacobone
English Pleasure Division - Junior Unbridled Allure Leah Hayes Onemochance Sophia Aul
FEI Level Dressage Raphael (Red Phase) Rebecca Sturdy    
Fourth Level Dressage Dundee Jill Stowe    
Third Level Dressage Safely Spun Kate Snyder    
Second Level Dressage Bold Visionary Alexandra Sherman Karisma (Lu E Davor) Devon Olivier
First Level Dressage Open Max (Reshonah) Tera Gehrig Stormin’ Eddie Cynthia D’Airio
First Level Dressage Junior Rubies to Diamonds Ava Severs    
Training Level Dressage Open Chili Pepper (Big Tricia) Stephanie Calendrillo Big Ralph Alison Wilaby
Training Level Dressage AA All Names Taken Bethany Siehr Call Me Gold Anna Harbaugh
Training Level Dressage Junior Look Before You Leap Gabi Paxson    
Introductory Level Dressage Open Dynamite Answers Alison Wilaby Robbins Stephanie Calendrillo
Introductory Level Dressage AA Demarlboro Beth Berrettoni One Brave Warrior Nicole Russo
Introductory Level Dressage Junior Lady Valet Sarah Schwieterman    
Western Dressage Basic Quest (Conquest Neighpalm) Rhian Cline    
Western Dressage Intro Countryman Tammie Jones    

In addition to the above winners, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) sponsored high-point awards during the T.I.P. Championship Horse Show in four categories for Thoroughbreds adopted from TAA-accredited aftercare organizations. The winners of those awards are:

Pleasure: Onemochance and Sophia Aul (owned by Amanda McRae)
Hunter: Gemini (TJC name Nickelacross) and Michelle Hannan
Jumper: Irbywood and Robert Mendoza (owned by Michael Kvistad)
Dressage: All Names Taken and Bethany Siehr

The New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Show was held Friday, September 7, and Saturday, September 8. All proceeds from the show will support Thoroughbred aftercare. When combining shows, a total of 353 Thoroughbreds competed in 2,200 hunter/jumper trips and dressage tests.

“The New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Show and the T.I.P. Championships are the perfect venues for riders to show off their Thoroughbreds and highlight the huge potential off-track Thoroughbreds have as sport horses,” said Kristin Werner Leshney, senior counsel for The Jockey Club and the administrator of T.I.P. “We are pleased to partner with New Vocations in the endeavor and to know that the proceeds will support Thoroughbred aftercare.”

“Showcasing these horses enables people to see how athletic and versatile they are, especially considering how they braved the rain Saturday night and Sunday morning,” said Sarah Coleman, director of Public & Community Relations, New Vocations. “Our hope is that even more sport-horse enthusiasts will turn to off-track Thoroughbreds as their horse of choice.”

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 their show jumping or dressage phase.

The T.I.P. Championships and New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Show will again be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in 2019, immediately following the USEA American Eventing Championships, where T.I.P. will also recognize the highest placing Thoroughbreds competing in the national championships for eventing.

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 by The Jockey Club 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. Additional information about T.I.P. is available at and on the T.I.P. Facebook page at

Founded in 1992, New Vocations has grown into the largest racehorse adoption charity in the country. Its mission to rehabilitate, retrain and rehome retired racehorses has led to the placement of over 6,000 individuals, with nearly 450 retirees served by the program each year. With six facilities in Kentucky, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania, New Vocations serves over 40 racetracks, working directly with owners and trainers in need of equine aftercare options.