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Thoroughbred Incentive Program May Youth Ambassador

Meet Kate Brown!

Photo by Dusty Brown

T.I.P. presents May’s featured Youth Ambassador: Kate Brown. Kate, 13, is from Texas. Kate has owned her Thoroughbred, Sport, for three years. Together they participate in Dressage and Eventing. In her free time Kate participates in Pony Club, IEA, Brazos Association for Classical Horsemanship, Club Volleyball, and Gymnastics.

Kate Brown (13, TX)

Horse

  • Registered Jockey Club Name: Sport’s Revenge
  • Show Name: Sport’s Revenge
  • Barn Name: Sport

How did you start riding?

My mom grew up riding and I grew up around horses and I just fell in love.

What is your favorite thing about riding/or your horse?

Learning about the horses, how to train them, how their bodies work.

What would you like to do when you are older?

I want to be a neurosurgeon

Tell us your favorite quote and why:

“One day, or day one. You decide.” –unknown

Deciding to live up to this quote has helped Sport and I qualify for dressage regionals in our first year of recognized showing. The quote also inspired me to get back into eventing. I always said I would do a horse trial “one day” and then, the quote inspired me to rethink my goals. I told myself “I’m going to do the July 4th Horse trial.” To pay for my entry, I saved up money by grooming for others at dressage shows, I picked up shifts for feeding at my barn, and ended up getting 2nd place at my first ever horse trial with Sport!

What do you think the most important aspects of horsemanship are?

Having a positive and trusting relationship between the horse and rider. This relationship allows the pair to learn from each other’s mistakes and develop into a successful team. A solid relationship can also keep the horse happy and keeping the horse happy is always the most important to me.

More Fun Facts

How many pets do you have (and what kind)?

4 dogs: 3 Rhodesian Ridgebacks (Bentley, Ori & Zeni) & 1 Australian Shepherd (onyx)

What is your favorite animal (apart from a horse)?

A Narwhal

What is your favorite color?

Pink

What is your favorite food?

Buffalo Wings

What is something unique about you?

I enjoy trying new horse sports like polocrosse

What is one word that your friends would describe you as?

outgoing

What is one thing you would like to tell people about Thoroughbreds or the Thoroughbred Incentive Program?

I love my OTTB and love showing him off and embracing the quirks and talents of his breed.

What are your goals for your horse in 2017?

To compete in the 2018 USDF Region 9 Championships at Training and 1st level. To compete in a recognized horse trial at the Beginner Novice level.

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.

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