The T.I.P. Youth Ambassador Program is offered on an annual basis to twelve young riders who own or lease a Thoroughbred and have actively participated in T.I.P. sponsored shows, classes or award programs. The goal of the T.I.P. YAP 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.
Each year, the Thoroughbred Incentive Program will select 12 Youth Ambassadors to represent the program and the Thoroughbred breed for one calendar year. Past ambassadors must submit a new application each year if they wish to re-apply to the program.
To apply to be a T.I.P. Youth ambassador you must meet the following criteria:
  • Age: 18 years old or younger
  • Reside in the US or Canada
  • Own or Lease a Thoroughbred with a registered T.I.P. number
  • Participate in T.I.P. (Non-competition award applicant or participation in T.I.P. sponsored shows or classes)

Applications for the 2018 T.I.P. Youth Ambassadors will be due on October 1, 2017. Click Here for the Application.

The selection process for the Youth Ambassador Program is a two-part process. All Applicants notified to proceed to the second part of the application process must complete and submit supplemental materials to complete their Application no later than November 15, 2017. All Applications and supplemental materials must be submitted by mail to The Jockey Club T.I.P., 821 Corporate Dr. Lexington, KY 40503 or via email to TIPambassador@jockeyclub.com (with a copy to tjctip@gmail.com to ensure delivery).

Once ambassadors are chosen, the ambassador must accept the position and follow up with communication as necessary before the year of the role; otherwise a new ambassador will be chosen to take his or her place.
For questions or more information please contact us at TIPambassador@jockeyclub.com
Meet our 2017 Youth Ambassadors

Chloe E Bellerive

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Caitlin E Dinkel

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Morgan C Kastner

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Kelsey Loft

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Ella MacMaster

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Audrey E Newbrey Smith

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Meredith M Orme

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Calista V Plante

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Ella L Sciog

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Teri J Simone

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Elizabeth M Spann

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