BRITISH SHOW HORSE ASSOCIATION – Extract from Showing Rules 2015
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(A) Amateur Status – a person is an Amateur for the purpose of classes run under Association Rules if he/she does not, during the current or previous season:

(i) Engage in breeding, livery, buying, selling, dealing or hiring horses in a commercial capacity.

(ii) Receive remuneration for employment in the connection with horses in racing, showing, livery stable or riding school (instruction at Pony Club and Riding Club excepted). This does not include the suppliers of ancillary services such as farriers and vets.

(iii) Own/Part own an equestrian establishment including but not limited to riding schools, events centre, stud or livery yard in any capacity, or receive any form of remuneration for employment at an equestrian establishment. For the avoidance of doubt for the purpose of this rule, immediate family members of an owner or part owner of an equestrian establishment who work or are howsoever otherwise engaged or involved in any capacity, whether or not for remuneration at the equestrian establishment, will be treated as being an owner or part owner of that equestrian establishment.

(iv) Show a Horse owned or sponsored by a company or a commercial firm, in any showing classes, BSHA or otherwise, or a Horse for which his/her immediate family accepts livery or training charges from a person outside the immediate family concerned.

(v) A competitor is not eligible to compete in Amateur classes on an Exhibit, which has been ridden by a Professional Rider in any Open classes, BSHA or otherwise, with the exception of Open Working Show Horse and Side Saddle classes, during the current year unless the Horse has subsequently been re-registered under new Ownership.
On the day when an Exhibit is competing in an Amateur class, Professionals are not allowed to ride or work-in the relevant animal. No Professional Producers are allowed into the ring to groom/strip the Horse.

(B) Amateur Owner/Amateur Rider. Open to Horses owned and ridden by an Amateur, (the Rider need not be the Owner of the Horse). This ruling will also apply to Amateurs who wish to compete in the Annual Amateur Points Awards.

(C) Amateur Owner Rider/Home Produced. Open to Horses, which are either stabled at home or in a D. I. Y. yard and which since 1st January 2015 have not been shown by a Professional during the current season or stabled in a Professional yard at any time in 2015. To be ridden by an Amateur. This does not exclude Amateur Owner Home Produced riders having lessons at any time with an instructor, providing the Horse remains stabled at home.
No Professional Producers are allowed into the ring to groom/strip the Horse.


Last Updated Tuesday 26 July 2016 


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