Beginning in 2020, the Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) and United States Polo Association® (USPA) will recognize Thoroughbreds that are excelling as polo horses through seven awards that will be offered annually. For a Thoroughbred to be eligible for these awards, it must be registered with The Jockey Club or a foreign Thoroughbred stud book recognized by The Jockey Club and have a T.I.P. number. There is no charge for a T.I.P. Number. The application will open January 1 and close January 31 each year.

Click Here to Apply (application opens January 1)


Award categories:

  1. High Goal Horse: for a Thoroughbred that has played in at least one USPA High Goal (16 or higher) Outdoor Tournament in the previous calendar year.
  2. Medium Goal Horse: for a Thoroughbred that has played in at least one USPA Medium Goal (8 to 16) Outdoor Tournament in the previous calendar year.
  3. Low Goal Horse: for a Thoroughbred that has played in at least one USPA Low Goal (below 8) Outdoor Tournamenti n the previous calendar year.
  4. Arena Polo Horse: for a Thoroughbred that has played in at least one USPA Arena Tournament in the previous calendar year.
  5. Lesson Horse: for a Thoroughbred used in a lesson program at a USPA club.
  6. Intercollegiate/Interscholastic (I/I) Horse: for a Thoroughbred that has played in an I/I Regional or National Tournament in the previous calendar year.
  7. Women's Polo Horse: for a Thoroughbred that has played in at least on USPA Women's Tournament in the previous calendar year.

Other Resources:
To check registration status, please log into your account at www.registry.jockeyclub.com.
Click here to apply for a T.I.P. Number.

Photo Credit: David Lominska, provided by USPA