Discipline based Performance Awards - Most Performance Awards are awarded by discipline (known as a Category) and by multiple divisions within each category. Divisions may be based on jump height, type of competition, level and/or Zone (see below for Zones). Category and division is based on the class actually competed. For a list of all categories and divisions, click here.
- Each class placing is eligible for one Category/Division only.
- English Pleasure includes pleasure classes with jumps as well as Hunter Pleasure classes without jumps and not otherwise part of a Hunter Division.
- For Hunter and Jumper classes and divisions, select the division according to the height actually jumped.
- Equitation classes are only eligible for the Equitation division (this includes equitation medal classes) UNLESS the equitation class is part of a hunter or pleasure division, in which case it may be included with the rest of the classes in that division in the appropriate category.
- The General category is only for classes and disciplines that do not fit in another category.
- Hybrid eventing/CT divisions (T/N, P/T, etc.) can be included in either of the included divisions, but not both.
- Classes shown with the horse in hand are only eligible for the Halter/Model/In Hand category.
Junior Rider – Junior Rider Awards will be offered in the categories listed below (Champion and Reserve Champion awarded). Riders 18 or under as of January 1 of the Performance Award year are eligible for the Junior Rider Awards. To apply for the Junior Rider Award, you must include the rider’s date of birth on the hardcopy form or in the online system. The Junior Rider’s Performance Award Application must be submitted by itself on one form if multiple riders rode the horse. If multiple horses are included for the Junior Rider Award, fill out one form for each horse and indicate that the Junior Rider is applying with multiple horses.
- In Hand and General (points combined)
- English Pleasure
Hunter – Amateur Owner (All heights) – This award is for Amateur Owner riders and is calculated based on points earned in Hunter classes only when the horse is owned and ridden by the Amateur Owner or an amateur member of the owner’s immediate family. Leased horses are not eligible. Equitation, jumper and English pleasure classes do not count toward this award. To apply for this award in the online system, enter your results in the appropriate zone/height hunter division then (i) mail or email a printout of your results with the cover page indicating which classes should be included for Amateur Owner OR (ii) submit a duplicate result entry with a division of Amateur Owner.
Zones – Where indicated, some awards are offered in Zones as follows based on the submitting owner’s or rider’s state of residence:
- East – Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, Washington D.C., and West Virginia
- Central – Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin, and Ontario, Quebec, Atlantic Provinces
- West – Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, Washington, and Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia
State Bred or Residing Awards – Awards based on the horse’s state bred or state of residence may be available if sponsored by the state breeders’ organization or another organization. Available awards will be posted on Facebook (facebook.com/tjctip) as they become available. Awards will be calculated based on all points for eligible horses unless otherwise requested by the sponsor.
Thoroughbred Charities of America Green OTTB Categories and Divisions – These awards are for horses that raced in the three years prior to the awards year. Calculated from all eligible entries.Sponsored by Thoroughbred Charities of America.
TAA Accredited Organization Adoptee Award – This award is for horses adopted from a Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Accredited Organization. All points count toward award. Please check thoroughbredaftercare.org to see if the organization is TAA accredited. You must report the adoption organization on the form or online. Adoption will be verified. Horses obtained through a listing service are not eligible. Sponsored by Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.