Thoroughbred Incentive Program Youth Ambassador of the Month
Meet Amber Longreen!
Amber Longreen (16, Pennsylvania) and her horse Classic, or Klassic Storm, participate in Eventing. Amber began riding on her family farm that has over 50 horses. When asked her favorite thing about her horse she responded, “He is very spunky but he will always jump what’s in front of him.”
Amber adopted Klassic Storm from New Vocations in 2014. Classic was one of the 360 horses re-trained and adopted that year by New Vocations, which also screened over 1,111 potential adopters (New Vocations).
Amber is not new to competing with the Thoroughbred breed. When she was 13 she participated in the Thoroughbred Makeover by the Retired Racehorse Training Project (Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred).
Amber is very passionate about riding. She devotes all of her time to the sport as her sole activity and hobby after school. She told us that when she grows up she hopes to be a professional rider and trainer.
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 very versatile, they are able to excel in many disciplines. I have been riding TB’s since I was 6 .
Fun Facts about Amber:
How many pets do you have and what kind?
10 horses (5 are TB’s), 1 dog, 10 cats, 14 rabbits, and 12 chickens.
What is your favorite animal (besides a horse)?
Hot Pink and Baby Blue
What is something unique about you?
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.
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