The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) Youth Ambassador Program applications are due Oct. 1.
Introduced in 2016, the T.I.P. Youth Ambassador Program selects 12 Youth Ambassadors on an annual basis to positively represent T.I.P. and the Thoroughbred breed.
The goal of the T.I.P. Youth Ambassador Program is to promote participation in T.I.P. with the mission to encourage retraining of Thoroughbreds into other disciplines upon completion of careers in racing or breeding. A Youth Ambassador's role is to positively represent T.I.P. and the Thoroughbred breed at his or her local barn, shows, competitions, or any other activities in which he or she may participate.
T.I.P. Youth Ambassadors must meet the following criteria:
- Be 18 years old or younger as of Jan. 1, 2017
- Reside in the U.S. or Canada
- Own or lease a Thoroughbred with a T.I.P. number
- Participate in T.I.P. (non-competition award applicant or participant in T.I.P.-sponsored shows or classes)
Information about the show applications and Youth Ambassador Program applications can be found on the T.I.P. website at tjctip.com/About/TBYPAM.
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. Additional information about T.I.P. is available at tjctip.com and on the T.I.P. Facebook page at facebook.com/tjctip.