Meg McTiver and New Vocations graduate Pink Magic
March 27, 2018 — Lexington, KY – New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program is pleased to announce that 16 of their graduates participated in The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) 2017 year-end Performance Awards. Created to encourage the retraining of Thoroughbreds into other disciplines upon completion of racing or breeding careers, the Performance Awards are designed to recognize and reward Thoroughbreds accumulating the most points at all horse shows in each of the award categories and divisions throughout the year.
There were 562 Thoroughbreds competing in over 11,000 classes and divisions in 2017; winners of first through sixth in 12 categories received ribbons, prize money and a variety of prizes including sheets, saddle pads, bridle bags, duffel bags and jackets.
Sixteen New Vocations grads vied for year-end honors in dressage, in-hand, English pleasure, equitation, eventing, hunter, jumper and western. Placing in jumpers, hunters, eventing, dressage and “other,” the New Vocations winners included:
Pink Magic, Meg McTiver
Rooster and Rudy, Carly Haimerl
Unbridled Logic, Oliver Brown and Sarah Corbett
Be More Bullish, Bridget Bellocq
Meg McTiver and Pink Magic (pictured) were also the winners of the 2017 Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) Accredited Adoptee winners. “The T.I.P. year-end awards are such an awesome way to showcase the progress and success these OTTBs can have in their second careers,” said Meg. “Thoroughbred classes and shows have been wonderful to support this breed, but Magic has held his own in the traditional classes as well, showcasing just how versatile and competitive these OTTBs can be when given the tools to let them shine in their new careers.”
Performance awards will be available once again in 2018 and will be based on results in shows from December 1, 2017, through November 30, 2018. The deadline for submissions is December 20, 2018.
Full results can be found here: http://tjctip.com/resources/2017_Performance_Award_results_FINAL.pdf
About New Vocations:
Founded in 1992, New Vocations has grown into the largest racehorse adoption program in the country. Its mission to rehabilitate, retrain and rehome retired racehorses has led to the placement of over 6,500 individuals, with nearly 500 retirees entering the program each year. With six facilities in Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York, New Vocations serves over 40 racetracks, working directly with owners and trainers in need of equine aftercare options. Newvocations.org
About The Jockey Club T.I.P.:
Created and announced in October 2011, The Jockey Club 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.