The Thoroughbred Incentive Program proudly celebrates its young horse owners who are dedicated to the off-track Thoroughbred. Meet September’s selected T.I.P. Youth Ambassador, Chloe Bellerive!
Chloe Bellerive (17, Maryland) has two Thoroughbreds: Grady and Cruz. Grady shows by the name of Dreamweaver and Cruz shows by the name He’s Mine. Chloe competes in Jumpers/Equitation with Grady, while she competes in Hunters with Cruz.
Chloe became interested in riding at a very young age. Her mother worked at a horse rescue and had a horse of her own. “I love riding any horse that I possibly can because they are all so different and I learn so much from each one of them” she explained. “Thoroughbreds specifically always seem to give you their all and I love that characteristic about them”.
Along with riding, in high school Chloe also participated in 4H, FFA, as well as skills USA. Chloe explained that one thing that is unique about her is her time management skills. “Somehow I’ve been able to balance between working, having high academics, as well as finding time for me and my wonderful Thoroughbreds” she told us.
Chloe recently began her freshman year at the University of Kentucky where she participates on the University of Kentucky Equestrian Team. Chloe is studying with the hopes to one day become an equine surgeon.
Q: As one of our first youth ambassadors, with the mission to represent our program and the Thoroughbred breed, what is one thing you would like to tell people about Thoroughbreds or the Thoroughbred Incentive Program?
A: “Thoroughbreds are a very unique and wonderful breed. They are extremely athletic, bond with their rider, and always give their whole heart into anything being asked of them. The Thoroughbred Incentive Program has done a wonderful job supporting and promoting the second careers of off the track Thoroughbreds”.
Fun facts about Chloe:
How many pets do you have and what kind?
3 dogs, 5 cats, 1 pig, and 2 horses
What is your favorite animal (besides a horse)?
Macaroni and Cheese
What is one word that your friends would describe you as?
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.