NorCal Thoroughbred Events

Promoting second careers for ex-racehorses, and showcasing the versatility and athleticism of the thoroughbred.


A year-end highpoint series to promote Thoroughbreds in sporthorse disciplines!  Prizes awarded in Hunter, Jumper, and Dressage divisions.  
There is no cost to participate.  If you are registered with the Jockey Club's Thoroughbred Incentive Program (TIP) you are automatically enrolled.
Current Standings​​​

General Rules

-Points are accumulated on a horse and rider team basis.
-Horses must be registered with T.I.P. prior to a show to accumulate points.
-You must participate in a minimum of two different participating show series.
-Points are accumulated at Eligible Shows within a calendar year.
-Prizes to first place, ribbons through sixth.
Click here for a complete list of rules.


Low (under 2'6")
Intermediate (2'6" to 2'9")
High (3' and over)

Low (under 2'6")
Intermediate (2'6" to 3')
High (1m / 3'3" and over)


Eligible Shows 2024

Show Series
BrooksideElk GroveHunter, JumperApr 26-28, June 5-9, Sept 6-8, Oct 10-13
MurietaRancho MurietaHunter, JumperOct 23-27
NorCal Thoroughbred ** double points for Hunter and Jumper
Elk GroveHunter, Jumper, DressageMay 4-5
OsierleaSan Juan BautistaDressageJune 21-22, Aug 23-24, Nov 1-2
Paso Robles Horse Park Schooling ShowsPaso RoblesHunter, JumperMarch 16-17, May 4-5, Sept 14-15, Oct 5-6
PEC Dressage Schooling Show SeriesWiltonDressageMarch 3, March 24, Aug 4, Sept 1, Oct 6
Silver Spur SeriesSloughouseHunter, JumperApr 21, June 23, Aug 18, Oct 5
Woodside Show SeriesWoodsideHunter, Jumper, DressageApril 13-14, June 1-2, Sept 21-22,
Oct 26-27
  •  5/3/2024 12:00 PM - 5/5/2024 05:00 PM
  •   Brookside Equestrian Park, 11120 Bradley Ranch Rd, Elk Grove, CA 95624

The 4th annual all-thoroughbred show returns to Brookside. New for 2024 we will have the Racehorse Restart Challenge for horses that raced in 2023 or 2024! There will be several restricted classes appropriate for green horses, with a reduced class fee and special highpoint prize. Prize list and online entry at:

  •  5/5/2023 12:00 PM - 5/7/2023 05:00 PM
  •   Brookside Show Park, 11120 Bradley Ranch Rd, Elk Grove, CA

Northern California's only all-thoroughbred show! New for 2023: Combined Tests

  •  9/17/2022 10:30 AM
  •   Woodside Horse Park, 3674 Sand Hill Rd, Redwood City, CA 94062

NTE is administering a full slate of T.I.P. ribbons and special prizes for the highest placing thoroughbreds in hunter, jumper, and dressage classes at the Woodside Schooling Show on Saturday! Thoroughbred division run concurrently with open classes; no additional fees to enter!

  •  4/29/2022 12:00 PM - 5/1/2022 05:00 PM
  •   Brookside Equestrian Park, 11120 Bradley Ranch Road, Elk Grove, CA 95624

Northern California's only all-thoroughbred show! Classes in hunters, jumpers, western, and dressage, including prize money classes and TIP ribbons and awards. Join us for a weekend of fun and friendly competition and to celebrate the breed's athleticism and versatility.

  •  3/12/2022 09:00 AM - 3/13/2022 03:30 PM
  •   Three Oaks Ranch, Morgan Hill, CA

Introduce your horse to working cows in a safe and fun manner, while improving your partnership and confidence! Will work at each pair’s comfort level, starting with approaching and moving among the herd and when ready working towards cutting a cow from the herd and pushing it, and letting the horse track the cow. Clinician Heather Kornemann has 30 years experience riding and training cutting and ranch horses with a focus on the California bridle horse and vaquero tradition. Small groups, 90 minute session $150. Two sessions for the same horse and rider for $250.

  •  12/11/2021 08:30 AM - 12/12/2021 03:30 PM
  •   Skylark Equestrian, 20350 Marsh Creek Rd, Brentwood, CA 94513, USA

Amelia has helped and encouraged thousands of riders through her Dressage Academy and popular YouTube channel. Now here's a chance to clinic with her in person! Amelia Newcomb is a USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medalist and has trained numerous horses from green-broke through Grand Prix. She uses theories from both natural horsemanship and classical dressage to create a holistic approach to training with an emphasis on trust, understanding, and relaxation for both horse and rider.

  •  10/9/2021 09:00 AM
  •   Sequoia Arena, Joaquin Miller Park, Oakland, CA, USA

Clinic will cover basic rules, how to get started, and tips and techniques. Emphasis will be on good horsemanship, not speed. This is a great cross training event for any discipline to work on turning, impulsion, or just more variety in your arena work! Clinician Tracy Maurer has over 20 years experience training horses and riders in a variety of western disciplines. In addition to barrel racing, Tracy has done gymkhana, won championships in trail trials, and worked as an exercise rider and was a winning thoroughbred racing trainer. Saturday, October 9. Small groups, approx. 3 hours each, $150

  •  4/30/2021 09:00 AM - 5/2/2021 06:00 PM
  •   Brookside Equestrian Park, 11120 Bradley Ranch Rd, Elk Grove, CA 95624

A weekend of fun and friendly competition promoting the versatility and athleticism of the thoroughbred horse.

  •  11/6/2020 09:00 AM - 11/8/2020 05:00 PM
  •   Murieta Equestrian Center, 7200 Lone Pine Drive, Rancho Murieta, CA 95683

We are proud to host renown horseman and clinician Bernie Traurig! Private sessions available on Friday, and a two-day progressive clinic with small groups on Saturday and Sunday. This clinic is open to all levels of riders, whether you ride hunters, jumpers, or event.

  • 657 Viewridge Drive, Pacifica, CA, 94044
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