Meet Audrey Newbrey!
T.I.P. presents September’s featured Youth Ambassador: Audrey Newbrey. Audrey, 12, is from Washington and participates in Hunter/Jumpers with her Thoroughbred Kodiak, also known as “Flint”. During her time this year as a T.I.P. Youth Ambassador, Audrey has showed both passion and initiative in representing the Thoroughbred breed through various activities such as talking to her local paper and self-initiated fundraisers for rehab and rehoming facilities.
Audrey Newbrey (12, Washington)
Registered Jockey Club Name: Tiz I Is
Show Name: Kodiak
Barn Name: Flint
How did you start riding?
My mom rode her whole life and she took me to my first riding lesson when I was three.
What is your favorite thing about riding/or your horse?
My favorite thing about riding is having fun with my friends and horses. My favorite thing about Flint is his personality and snuggles.
What would you like to do when you are older?
I don’t know what I want to do yet, but I know I want to eventually retrain more off the track Thoroughbreds.
More Fun Facts
How many pets do you have (and what kind)?
Three dogs and three horses
What is your favorite animal (apart from a horse)?
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite food?
What is one word that your friends would describe you as?
What is your favorite quote and why?
“This is not about going back. This is about life being ahead of you and you run at it! Because you never know how far you can run unless you run.” – Penny Chenery in Secretariat. [This is my favorite] because Kodiak has come so far.
What do you think the most important aspects of horsemanship are?
I think that the most important aspects of horsemanship are responsibility for care of me and my horse, and trust between Kodiak and I.
What is one thing you would like to tell people about Thoroughbreds or the Thoroughbred Incentive Program?
One thing I would like to tell people about Thoroughbreds is how kind and versatile they are in many different disciplines and sports, as well as how well they bond with their owner.
What are your goals for your horse in 2017?
My goals for Flint in 2017 are: to be jumping 2’6” by April, showing 18” and 2’0” by January, and to do at least one walk-trot-canter [flat] class at every show.
Is there anything else you would like to tell us?
I also love to read, especially any book about horses! I also like to bake and experiment with recipes and baking techniques.
One of my favorite things to do is research the lineage of hundreds of famous horses as well as my own whether it’s Secretariat or Flint. On the wall in my room I have a huge chart covered in the names of tons of horses, each one whose history and lineage I have memorized.
I started riding at the age of three in an English saddle. When I was seven I went to ride at a Western barn and decided that I wanted my own horse. When I was nine I got my first Western horse, Gracie, I was so excited. But, after my mom got her own English horse, Caddy, I decided to go back to English. After Caddy passed when I was ten we went looking for a horse and found Flint.
The T.I.P. Youth Ambassador deadline is fast approaching! Applications are due October 1. Learn more at this link.
The Thoroughbred Incentive Program was created by The Jockey Club to encourage second careers for Thoroughbreds when their racing days are over. The T.I.P. sponsors Thoroughbred-only classes and high point awards as well as Performance Awards, special year-end awards specifically for Thoroughbreds. The T.I.P. also recognizes non-competing Thoroughbreds through its Young Rider program as well as a special award for Thoroughbreds in careers such as therapy horses or other non-profit outlets.
To learn more about the Thoroughbred Incentive Program, please visit the organization’s website.