Happy Fall! September was a busy month for T.I.P. with the second T.I.P. Championships and applications for horse shows to have T.I.P. awards in 2019 and for our new Youth Ambassadors! It's also a great time to see the beautiful fall leaves while logging hours for #TRRIP!

We are also excited to announce the launch of the T.I.P. store where you will be able to buy T.I.P. logo embroidered merchandise! We have also partnered with Lucky Pony so you can order custom saddle pads. Check out the links below for more information.

I hope you enjoy all of the information in this month's newsletter and that you have a great autumn! 
~Kristin Werner Leshney, T.I.P. Coordinator

2018 T.I.P. Championships
at the New Vocations All Thoroughbred Charity Show

Link to Official Horse Show Photographer
Horse Show Photo Album

2018 Thoroughbred of the Year

Hadifly, or Fly for short, is a 20-year-old gelding that serves as a riding horse at the New Mexico Center for Therapeutic Riding (NMCTR). NMCTR works with students from the Santa Fe Public Schools and the New Mexico School for the Deaf, at-risk teens, and other clients with cognitive, emotional, and physical special needs. Fly raced 48 times before becoming a three-day event horse and then joining the team at NMCTR. He is known for his patience, sensitivity, and will to please.

“I feel this is his calling,” said Ashley Armijo, the program director and Fly’s owner. “The calmest and happiest I’ve ever seen him is while he’s working with clients, helping them fulfill their dreams.”

2018 Young Riders of the Year

The young rider award, which recognizes riders 18 or younger who own or lease a Thoroughbred for use in 4-H, Pony Club, or other activities, was awarded to (clockwise from top left), Caitlin McFarland and Katelynn Krieger, both of Pennsylvania, Katie Kalfayan of New Jersey and Lottie Crawford of Virginia.

Link to Press Release

T.I.P. Youth Ambassador Feature Article

Originally published in The Brazos Association for Classical Horsemanship (BACH) Group
My name is Kate Brown and I am a 2018 Thoroughbred Incentive Program Youth Ambassador. I own a thoroughbred named Sports Revenge who is also known as Sport.  The Thoroughbred Incentive Program (TIP) was created to help encourage the retraining of off the track thoroughbreds into careers outside of racing or breeding. The Thoroughbred Incentive Program offers accolades for competition horses, young riders, recreational horses, and thoroughbreds in non-competitive careers, as well as an annual champion horse show is offered.
I’ve had lots of success of retraining my Thoroughbred, Sport, in Dressage and Evening. I received Sport as a birthday present on my eleventh birthday in 2015. Sport was a surprise gift for me, as he was originally a sale horse in at my farm. In our time together, Sport and I have accomplished many achievements. These achievements include, qualifying for the USDF Region 9 Dressage Championships at training level during our first competitive year. We also competed in beginner novice in our first year competing at eventing shows. In 2017, Sport and I were reserve champions training level for the central United States in the Thoroughbred Incentive Program.
The Thoroughbred Incentive Program offers several ways for one to become involved with their thoroughbred, both competitively and non-competitively. At participating local shows, TIP offers high point awards and divisions specifically for thoroughbreds. This aims to increase thoroughbred involvement within the sport. In order to be eligible for these awards and divisions, a thoroughbred must have a registered TIP number and a membership with the Jockey Club. This number and membership also allows a TIP member access to recreational riding on their thoroughbred within the program. In order to have such success that I have had with my thoroughbred, one should contact me with more information on how to register your thoroughbred or visit the Thoroughbred Incentive Program’s website,
?????         FAQ of the Month         ?????

Does T.I.P. have a year end awards program?
YESThe T.I.P. Performance Awards are the annual, self-reported Thoroughbred awards of The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program. The Performance Awards are completely self-reported by the Thoroughbred’s owner or rider based on their participation in ALL SHOWS. The owner or rider must report results from horse shows offering T.I.P. show divisions, classes or awards AND from horse shows that do not offer T.I.P. awards. 

There is a lot of information related to the Performance Awards - check out these links for more details:

General Information, Instructions and Award Info
Full List of Categories and Divisions
Hard Copy Reporting Forms
Programs available through T.I.P. 
Click the links for more info!
Important Dates
Nov. 30 2018
Performance Award Year Ends

Dec. 2018
2019 T.I.P. horse shows approved 

Dec. 20, 2018:
2018 Perf. Award forms due

Aug. 1 2018 to July 31, 2019:  
2018 Championships Qualifying (H/J/E.Pl./Dressage)
How to order from the T.I.P. store:
  1. Click on the item you are interested in.
  2. To order the item click “ADD DECORATED ITEM TO CART” in the top right corner. You can also view the size chart by clicking “VIEW SPECSHEET”
  3. Put the quantity for each color and size in the corresponding box then click Update Cart at the bottom of the page.
  4. Once you’ve added all items, click Submit Shopping Cart
  5. Complete the form then click the Send button. A sales representative will contact you to provide an invoice with final amount due and instructions for payment via check or PayPal. Prices listed on the website do not include shipping or sales tax (Kentucky and New York Residents) which will be included on the invoice.
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