Jockey Club TIP Creates Youth Ambassador Program

The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (TIP), which is designed to encourage the retraining of Thoroughbreds into other disciplines upon completion of careers in racing or breeding, has announced the creation of a Youth Ambassador Program.

The TIP Youth Ambassador Program is offered on an annual basis to 12 young riders (18 and under) who own or lease a Thoroughbred and have actively participated in TIP-sponsored shows, classes, or award programs. A Youth Ambassador represents TIP and the Thoroughbred breed at his or her local barn, shows, competitions, or at any other activities he or she participates in.

This year’s ambassadors are Amber Longreen (Pennsylvania), Calista Plante (Maryland), Calvary Fielden (Florida), Caroline Kingsbury (Maryland), Chloe Bellerive (Maryland), Dalton Furkis (Michigan), Ella Sciog (Florida), Emily Zuercher (Florida), Gabriela Ortiz (Texas), Katie Hanson (Georgia), Rebecca O’Neill (Alberta, Canada), and Teri Simone (Ontario, Canada).

Each young rider has competed in TIP-sponsored shows or award programs and the ambassadors compete in an array of disciplines from hunter/jumpers to eventing to dressage.

Created in October 2011, the TIP 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. Additional information is available at tjctip.com and on the TIP Facebook page.

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