T.I.P. Championships

In 2022, The Jockey Club T.I.P. will offer championship divisions for Hunters, Jumpers, English Pleasure, Dressage, Combined Test, In-Hand (English and Western), Western Dressage, Western Pleasure, Ranch Riding, Barrel Racing and Competitive Trail. Each of the divisions at the Championships will offer prize money. T.I.P. Championships are open only to qualified and declared horses. For information on USDF Dressage Finals, please visit tjctip.com/About/USDF.

2023 Show Information
Will be available at a later date

Eventing: T.I.P. offers awards at the United States Eventing Association's American Eventing Championships.
All qualification and entries through USEA.


Qualifying & Declaring for the Championships:
To qualify for the Championships, a T.I.P. eligible Thoroughbred must (1) participate in a show offering T.I.P. high point awards, classes or divisions beginning August 1, 2022 through the Declaration Closing Date for the applicable discipline (this includes the 2022 T.I.P. Championships and for competitive trail qualification, any Equine Trail Sports competition); or (2) participate in a Take2 division beginning August 1, 2022 through the Declaration Closing Date; or (3) be entered in the 2023 Thoroughbred Makeover or have participated in the 2022 Makeover; or (4) have participated in the 2022 T.I.P. Performance Awards; or (5) be accepted through a hardship request (below). Virtual or Online Horse Shows do not count for qualification. To qualify, horses can be shown in any classes or divisions at the show offering T.I.P. awards in the relevant discipline. Horses shown at a horse trial or combined test may also qualify for the Championships through their show jumping or dressage phase (as applicable). All Thoroughbreds must have a T.I.P. Number to qualify. After qualifying, owners and riders must declare their horse for the Championships by submitting a Horse Declaration Form, available on the Forms Page. All qualified horses may also participate in the In-Hand Championships (no in-hand qualification required).

  • Find a Qualifying Show (note, virtual or online shows are marked with a (V) and do not count for qualification.)
  • Performance Awards information is available at at this link. Participation in the online horse show performance awards does not count for qualification.
  • Not able to attend a T.I.P. Show? (HARDSHIP REQUESTS) - Hardship requests to qualify for Championships will be considered ONLY for Thoroughbreds that are being shown during the Championship year, but were not able to attend a qualifying show and did not participate in the Performance Awards. To be considered for a hardship qualification, a Thoroughbred must attend a MINIMUM of two shows or barrel races during the Championship year and must have been shown at the height or level being requested at one of those shows in order to be considered for a Hardship Request. To request qualification via a hardship request, you must submit a completed Hardship Declaration Form including (i) a statement explaining in less than 500 words why you are not able to access shows with T.I.P. awards and (ii) a brief show record covering the Championship year, including show or barrel race name, date, division, test (if applicable), height jumped (if applicable) and any other relevant information. You must submit the Hardship statement by the Hardship Request Closing Date for the applicable event. You will be notified if your hardship qualification has been accepted prior to the closing of entries. Incomplete forms will not be accepted. HARDSHIP REQUESTS WILL ONLY BE CONSIDERED IF THE HORSE HAS BEEN SHOWN DURING THE CHAMPIONSHIP YEAR.

Cross-Entering - Each horse may enter up to two Championship Divisions total (all disciplines) per event. Cross-entering within the same discipline (Hunter, Jumper) (i) with the same rider must be at consecutive heights and (ii) with a different rider must be at consecutive heights unless a dispensation is requested and granted. Horses may be declared for multiple divisions, but can only enter two divisions at each Championship show. Management reserves the right to limit, combine, split or cancel divisions.

Jump Height - For jumping divisions the horse may be entered at or above the lowest height jumped during the Championship year.

Dressage Level - For Dressage, each horse may entered at or above the lowest level competed during the Championship year.

Horse Show Information - See the Forms Page for more information. A preliminary prize list will be available in the spring. Pre-Entry is required.

Show management reserves the right to combine, split, cancel or move classes and divisions as entries warrant, which could mean divisions may change days on which they run. Classes may not be run in the order listed in the class lists. It is the responsibility of the rider to inform the show secretary of any time conflicts as soon as possible after receiving the schedule. Management reserves the right to change officials, limit entries, combine or cancel classes, modify the schedule (including rings and days on which classes run), and modify or cancel awards and/or make whatever changes are required by circumstances to the competition specifications listed in the prize list or rules. Show Management reserves the right to cancel classes insufficiently filled and to refuse or require withdrawal of an entry for cause deemed sufficient by Show Management. Changes will be posted on the Facebook event page, sent via email to the address listed on show entry form and posted in the horse show offices.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I find a qualifying Show?
  2. How do I qualify if there are no T.I.P. shows near me?
    • Fill out the Hardship Declaration Form and submit a hardship statement explaining in less than 500 words why they are not able to access shows with T.I.P. awards to qualify for the Championships. HARDSHIP REQUESTS WILL ONLY BE CONSIDERED IF THE HORSE HAS BEEN SHOWN DURING THE CHAMPIONSHIP YEAR. A Thoroughbred must attend a MINIMUM of two shows during the Championship year and must have been shown at the height or level being requested at one of those shows in order to be considered for a Hardship Request.