The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) will host two championship shows in 2022: The T.I.P. Championships & Eastern Dressage Championships will be held October 6 through 9 in Aiken, South Carolina, and the T.I.P. Western Championships & Central Dressage Championships will take place October 12 through 15 in Lexington, Kentucky, in conjunction with the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover.
Stable View Equestrian Center will host the South Carolina Championship show, which welcomes hunter, jumper, English pleasure, dressage, combined test and English in-hand competition. The Kentucky Horse Park will host dressage, Western dressage, barrel racing, Western pleasure, Western halter, ranch riding, and competitive trail competition.
Both championship shows will feature in-hand classes, including classes designed to specifically celebrate horses that have started 50 or more times, have won more than $100,000 in earnings, and were adopted from Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance-accredited organizations or Thoroughbred Charities of America grantees.
Six special awards will be given at each show, recognizing the youngest, oldest, most recently raced, highest earning, highest sale price, and most raced Thoroughbred.
The 2022 shows are poised to welcome nearly 350 Thoroughbreds competing in 38 divisions. Each division will be awarded $2,000 in prize money with awards through 10th place.
“We are excited to expand a full T.I.P. championship horse show to two locations in 2022 after offering just a barrel racing division in Kentucky in 2021,” said Kristin Werner, senior counsel for The Jockey Club and administrator of T.I.P. “Splitting the disciplines between both facilities will allow us to better highlight the versatility of the Thoroughbred in a range of disciplines; it will also allow even more competitors to show off their mounts.”
View the virtual program for the T.I.P. Championship at https://tjctip.com/resources/2022_TIP_Champs_Program.pdf.
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.
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