|Wednesday, March 01, 2023||Contact: Shannon Luce (859) 224-2716|
|T.I.P. Announces 2023 Youth Ambassadors, Shows|
Today, The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) announced its Youth Ambassadors for the 2023 T.I.P. Youth Ambassador Program. The 13 ambassadors range from nine states and two Canadian provinces, covering multiple disciplines including hunters, jumpers, eventing, dressage, and equitation.
The following are the 2023 T.I.P. Youth Ambassadors:
Allison McHattie – Ontario
Anna Szefc – Virginia
Ashlynn Riley – Kansas
Bella Anne Park – Arkansas
Connor Stegeman – Louisiana
Emily Lindsay – Washington
Emma Hill – South Carolina
Ginger Demetrick – British Columbia
Julia Buytenhuys – Virginia
Karlie Dennis – Pennsylvania
Lottie Crawford – Virginia
Rylee Koll – Michigan
Savannah Lacey – Maryland
The T.I.P. Youth Ambassador Program is offered on an annual basis to young riders who own or lease a Thoroughbred and have actively participated in T.I.P.-sponsored shows, classes, or awards programs. 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.
“This year, we are thrilled to showcase the creativity and passion that T.I.P. Youth Ambassadors have by featuring videos with their OTTBs on America’s Best Racing social channels,” said Rachel Miller, digital marketing manager at America's Best Racing. “By promoting the second careers of these versatile athletes, the ambassadors are not only doing their part in ensuring a bright future for retired racehorses, but also for the Thoroughbred industry as a whole. We look forward to sharing their message with our fanbase, especially those who are new to the sport, and to helping increase visibility of T.I.P.’s important cause."
Last month, The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) announced that it will offer more than 6,700 awards and classes at more than 1,400 shows in 43 states and six Canadian provinces in 2023. Awards are available for multiple disciplines, and a full calendar of shows offering awards is available at tjctip.com/CalendarOfEvents and will be updated as show dates are confirmed.
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.