02/03/2015 3:44PM

Thoroughbred Incentive Program approves show calendar for 2015

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The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) has approved awards and classes for nearly 750 shows in 43 states or Canadian provinces for 2015.

The show disciplines covered by the T.I.P. include eventing, dressage, Western and English pleasure, hunter/jumper, Western performance, games, polo, and polocrosse. A full calendar of events is available on the T.I.P. website.

“This program was created to encourage the retraining of Thoroughbreds into other disciplines upon completion of their careers in racing or breeding and it is obviously fulfilling that mission because in three years, we have  offered awards at 1,100 horse shows in 41 states and provinces,” said Kristin Werner Leshney, legal associate for The Jockey Club and coordinator of T.I.P.

In addition to awards for shows, T.I.P. has renewed the Thoroughbred of the Year Award and Young Rider of the Year Award. Applications for the non-competition awards will be available on the T.I.P. website in April with a deadline of June 30, 2015.

Only Thoroughbreds registered with The Jockey Club or a foreign Thoroughbred stud book recognized by The Jockey Club are eligible to participate in T.I.P. classes and compete for awards. To date, T.I.P. has received more than 10,000 Thoroughbred entries competing for awards. All participating Thoroughbreds should have a T.I.P. number, which can be obtained on the T.I.P. website.