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Tuesday, September 01, 2020Contact: Kristin Werner (859) 224-2720
2020 New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show and T.I.P. October Championships Cancelled

September 1, 2020 – New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program has made the decision to cancel their 2020 dressage and combined test event that was slated to be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., on October 3. The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) has followed suit, cancelling its Dressage and Combined Test Championships, which was scheduled to be held October 4.

“It was a difficult decision to cancel the October show, but we feel that the safety of our show team and exhibitors is the most important,” says Anna Ford, New Vocations Thoroughbred Program director. “It has been a struggle this year as all of our live fundraising events have been cancelled.  However, we have some virtual events in the works that we hope to launch in the near future.”

Now in its sixth year, the New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show raises much-needed funds to enable the program to rehabilitate, retrain, and rehome retiring Thoroughbred and Standardbred racehorses. The T.I.P. championships celebrate qualified Thoroughbreds in a variety of disciplines. Run concurrently, the shows typically host more than 400 Thoroughbreds at the Kentucky Horse Park each fall.

Sponsors for the New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show will have the ability to shift their financial support to a virtual competition in late September. Details of this virtual event are forthcoming.

“T.I.P. continues to explore consolation competition options for early 2021,” says Kristin Werner, senior counsel for The Jockey Club and coordinator of T.I.P. “We look forward to the 2021 championships next fall.”

Horses qualified and declared by the August 3 deadline for the 2020 championships will be eligible to participate in the 2021 events. A list of those horses is available at


About New Vocations

Founded in 1992, New Vocations has grown into the largest racehorse adoption program in the country. Its mission to rehabilitate, retrain and rehome retired Thoroughbred and Standardbred racehorse has led to the placement of over 7,000 individuals, with 500 retirees entering the program each year. With facilities in Kentucky, Louisiana, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania, New Vocations serves over 40 racetracks, working directly with owners and trainers in need of aftercare options.

About The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program

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, 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