What is the Thoroughbred Exhibitors Association?
The TBEA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit association that promotes the Thoroughbred as a talented
sport and pleasure horse with heart and stamina across all disciplines.
Membership is open to any level of horse lover - from those brand new to horses to experienced
horse people; our common cause is the support of the Thoroughbred horse.
You do not need to have a Thoroughbred (or any horse)to join this group or participate in
What do we do?
The club typically runs two shows a year. Class lists at our Spring show include Halter, Western,
English, Jumping, Trail (E/W), Driving, and Pleasure. The Fall shows include Dressage, Combined
Tests (CT) and Derby (DX). Typical awards are offered by the club, as well as prizes from the
Jockey Club’s TIP program.
Throughout the year, we often get together to participate in activities such as group trail rides
and clinics as suggested by our members.
We hold year-end award ceremonies to recognize the efforts of our members in various riding
disciplines (dressage, eventing, endurance, trail and more!) as well as other contributions in
support of the club’s values.
Our club is powered by volunteers: each TBEA member volunteers a minimum of five hours of
their time annually at a TBEA sanctioned show (or a volunteer substitute)to qualify for
year-end awards. You do not need to volunteer to win high-point awards at a show.
Use the TBEA Horse Registration Application to nominate your Thoroughbred or Half
Thoroughbred for year-end awards. Please visit www.thoroughbredexhibitors.org
information. Also consider registering your horse with the Jockey Club’s TIP website while
you’re at it so that they’re eligible for the awards they sponsor: tjctip.com