Apr 08, 2023

The Jockey Club Returns as Sponsor of the USEA AEC and YEH Series in 2023

By Kaleigh Collett - USEA Staff | Press Release

The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) is grateful for The Jockey Club’s continued support of the Association and its programs in 2023. The Jockey Club has renewed their partnership with the USEA as a “Silver Sponsor of the USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC)” and a “Contributing Sponsor of the Young Event Horse (YEH) Series.” Through this partnership, The Jockey Club will award coolers, ribbons and prize money to the overall T.I.P Champions and Reserve Champions in all 23 divisions at the AEC and to the T.I.P. winners in each age group at the 2023 YEH East and West Coast Championships.

The 2023 AEC will take place Aug. 29-Sept. 3 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, while The Dutta Corp. USEA YEH East Coast Championships at the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill will be on Oct. 19-20, and The Dutta Corp. USEA YEH West Coast Championships at Twin Rivers Ranch will be on Oct. 27-28.

“The Thoroughbred Incentive Program is thrilled to again be sponsoring the American Eventing Championships and Young Event Horse Championships,” said Kristin Werner, senior counsel for The Jockey Club and administrator of T.I.P. “Thoroughbreds thrive as eventers in their second career, and USEA Horse Trials are huge supporters of T.I.P. awards annually. We’re so appreciative of the USEA for recognizing Thoroughbreds and promoting their talents in this discipline.”

The Jockey Club was established in 1894 with a mission to encourage the development of the Thoroughbred horse and establish racing on such a footing that it may command the interests, confidence, and favorable opinion of the public. For more than 125 years, The Jockey Club has received widespread recognition as an industry leader for its active involvement in vital industry issues, as well as its proficiency as a technology solution and information provider.

In 2012, The Jockey Club launched the Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) to encourage the retraining of Thoroughbreds into other disciplines upon completion of their careers in racing and/or breeding. The T.I.P. offers sponsorship for Thoroughbred-only classes and divisions, high-point Thoroughbred awards at horse shows and competitions, a Thoroughbred of the Year Award and even a Young Rider of the Year Award.

Since its inception, the program has grown rapidly, and in 2022 alone, more than 1,400 sponsored horse shows and events were approved to provide awards for Thoroughbreds in 46 U.S. states and six Canadian provinces in virtually every equestrian discipline.

“The USEA is proud to continue our partnership with The Jockey Club’s Thoroughbred Incentive Program,” said USEA CEO Rob Burk. “We look forward to working with the T.I.P. again to offer awards and prizes to Thoroughbreds competing at the 2023 USEA AEC and YEH Championships. Thoroughbred bloodlines have always had a strong presence in the sport of eventing, and more than 1,300 full Thoroughbreds are currently registered with the Association. Our hope is that with the help of The Jockey Club we can one day link the eventing competition data for Thoroughbreds with their Jockey Club registries so that the value of these amazing athletes is more fully recognized.”

To learn more about The Jockey Club’s Thoroughbred Incentive Program, visit their website at tjctip.com.

Please note that in order to receive T.I.P. awards, your Thoroughbred must have a T.I.P. number. If your horse isn’t already registered, click here to apply for a T.I.P. number.

About the United States Eventing Association

The USEA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization committed to providing eventing enthusiasts with a competitive level suited to their individual skills. By assisting and educating competitors, event organizers, and officials; maintaining responsible safety standards; and registering qualified competitions and clinics, the USEA offers a strong and continuous training opportunity for an ever-expanding field of world-class competitors. Just as importantly, the USEA provides a means for all riders, regardless of age or ability, to experience the thrill of eventing. To learn more, visit www.useventing.com.

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