The Thoroughbred of the Year Award recognizes a Thoroughbred that has excelled in a non-competitive career, such as equine-assisted therapy or police work. The award includes a $5,000 grant to the non-profit organization associated with the horse or to a horse-related charity chosen by The Jockey Club. The young rider award recognizes a rider 18 or under who owns or leases a Thoroughbred for use in 4-H, Pony Club or other activities. The winner(s) will receive a total award of $5,000 that can be applied to the college of their choice or to an event that furthers their involvement with horses.
To apply for an award or to find out more information, please visit tjctip.com. The deadline to apply for either award is June 30, 2014.
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. For more information about T.I.P., please visit tjctip.com.
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 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, among others. Additional information is available at jockeyclub.com.