The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) announced today that the 2021 T.I.P. Championships horse show will be held October 8-10 at Stable View in Aiken, South Carolina. The 2020 T.I.P. Championships were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2021 championships will offer $60,000 in prize money with awards to 10th place. There will be 30 divisions spanning hunters, jumpers, dressage, a combined test, Western dressage, English pleasure and Western pleasure. For the first time, the event will also offer in-hand championships.
“We are delighted to be able to bring the T.I.P. Championships to Stable View for the first time and to celebrate Thoroughbreds in a region that has historically supported the breed,” said Kristin Werner, senior counsel for The Jockey Club and administrator of T.I.P. “We will be celebrating 10 years of the Thoroughbred Incentive Program at a venue that has been supporting the program by offering awards at their events. After being forced to cancel last year’s show due to the pandemic, we are looking forward to an event that will be bigger and better than ever.”
To qualify for the Championships, a T.I.P.-eligible Thoroughbred must (1) participate in a show offering T.I.P. high point awards, classes or divisions beginning August 1, 2020, through September 5, 2021; or (2) participate in Take2 divisions beginning August 1, 2020, through September 5, 2021; or (3) be entered in the 2021 RRP Mega Makeover; or (4) have been qualified and declared for the 2020 T.I.P. Championships; or (5) have participated in the 2020 T.I.P. Performance Awards; or (6) be accepted through a hardship request. For more information about the T.I.P. Championships and eligibility, please visit tjctip.com/About/CSI. The full class list is available at tjctip.com/About/CSF.
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 now 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 www.svfequestrian.com.