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Monday, August 14, 2023Contact: Shannon Luce (859) 224-2716
T.I.P. Championships Open for Entries; 2024 Horse Show Applications Open; Awards Available at AEC

The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) today announced that entries for all divisions of the 2023 T.I.P. Championships are now open. Additionally, applications are available for horse shows to apply for 2024 T.I.P. awards, and high point Thoroughbred awards will be offered at the American Eventing Championships.

2023 T.I.P. Championships Open for Entries
T.I.P. Championships in hunters, jumpers, combined test, dressage, English pleasure, and English in-hand will return this year to Stable View in Aiken, South Carolina. The show will commence the evening of Thursday, October 5, and will continue through Sunday, October 8. Important deadlines are as follows:
  • Declaration Closing and Hardship Request Closing Date: August 31, 2023
  • Ontime entries close: September 18, 2023
  • Late entries accepted (with late fee paid) until September 25, 2023

T.I.P. Western & Central Dressage Championships will once again be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington during the Retired Racehorse Project’s (RRP) Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America. The show will kick off Wednesday, October 11, and will run through Saturday, October 14. The Western Championships will include divisions in barrel racing, Western pleasure, Western halter, ranch riding, Western dressage, and competitive trail. Dressage Championships will be offered in levels from Introductory through FEI Test of Choice. Important deadlines are as follows:
  • Declaration Closing and Hardship Request Closing Date: August 31, 2023
  • Entries Close: Friday, September 8, 2023

Qualifying for the Championships
To automatically 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, 2022, through August 31, 2023, (this includes the 2022 T.I.P. Championships and for competitive trail qualification, any Equine Trail Sports competition); or (2) participate in a Take2 division beginning August 1, 2022, through August 31, 2023; or (3) be entered in the 2023 Thoroughbred Makeover (entries open to accepted horse through August 15) or have participated in the 2022 Makeover in the applicable discipline; or (4) have participated in the 2022 T.I.P. Performance Awards in the applicable discipline. After qualifying is completed, the qualification must be DECLARED on a Declaration Form. If a horse is being shown during the championship year, but is not able to qualify automatically through the manners listed in (1) - (4) above, you can request qualification for T.I.P. Championships via a Hardship Request.

Entries are open for both events, but please note closing dates are different (and noted above). For more information on T.I.P. Championships, visit or the “Championships” tab on the T.I.P. website.

2024 Horse Show Applications Now Open
The application period for all horse shows to apply for 2024 T.I.P. awards are open now through September 30, 2023. Horse shows, horse trials, and other events interested in offering T.I.P. awards in 2024 must apply during the application period even if the information or show dates are tentative. All horse shows must apply for awards each year. The online application is available at or the “Horse Show Personnel” tab on the T.I.P. website.

T.I.P. Awards Available at American Eventing Championships
T.I.P. will offer high point Thoroughbred awards at the United States Eventing Association's 2023 American Eventing Championships (AEC). The AEC will take place August 29 - September 3, 2023, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. All qualifications and entries go through the USEA, and participants must include their T.I.P. Number with their entry to be eligible.

For more information on T.I.P. Championships, horse show applications, or T.I.P. awards at the AEC, go to

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, year-end performance awards, a recreational riding program, and non-competition awards. Additional information about T.I.P. is available at and on the T.I.P. Facebook page at

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