Amateurs Please Read...Important Congress & AMHR Nationals

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Karen S

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Dec 10, 2002
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Good Day All:

Wanted to drop a reminder to all Amateurs and those that are thinking of participating at this years 2012 ASPC Congress

or the 2012 AMHR Nationals that you need to keep in mind regarding the Amateur Rules. Here are some of the most important

ones that you need to follow especially for the Amateur Incentive Classes (Money Class) at Congress and the AMHR Nationals. We

are having some problems with folks competing in the amateur division that DO NOT have an adult membership let alone an amateur card.


Official ASPC/AMHR/ASPR amateur cards are required to participate in the ASPC/AMHR/ASPR amateur classes. Amateur cards must

be applied for annually, and expire on November 30th of each year. Amateur applicants must be 18 years old or older and a current senior

member of the ASPC/AMHR/ASPR. Application can be made through the ASPC/AMHR/ASPR office for a $5.00 fee. Exhibitors are

resposible to presnet their amateur card to SHOW MANAGEMENT.

Individuals without amteur cards in hand on show day may apply for an amateur card through the show office or with the show steward for a

$10.00 show site fee. All show site applications and appropriate $10.00 fees must be received prior to amateur classes entered, in order for the

individual to be allowed to show. Show site amateur applications will be valid for 15 days from the date fees are received by the Show Steward or

show management. All show site applications and fees will be sent to the ASPC/AMHR/ASPR office via the show steward with their official

steward's report. If an amateur application and fee is forgotten a new amateur application and fee is required.

Amateur Incentive Classes (Money Class)

The incentives are specific classes and are seperate from other ASPC/AMHR/ASPR approved classes. No All-Star points are awarded in

the incentive classes.

The following incentives shal be offered:

Classic Amateur Gelding Incentive

Foundation Amateur Gelding Incentive

Modern Amateur Gelding Incentive

AMHR Amateur Gelding Under Incentive

AMHR Amateur Gelding Over Incentive

The following rules apply to these incentives:

The OWNER OF RECORD of the animl competing MUST BE the amateur person who actually exhbits the horse or pony in the

incentive class.

All leases on horses used in Amateur Incentive classes must be recorded, processed and completed through the Registry prior to December

31st of the current show year. Any lease done after January 1st, the amateur cannot participate in any amateur incentive class.

An Amateur owner/animal tem may compete at more than one Area Show. They may also compete more than once at the ASPC/ASPR Congress or AMHR National show. In the event a first prize winning animal is sold to another amateur, the new owner may compete as though the pony/horse had not previously competed. In the event that an animal/handler team is disqualified from any place for any reason, animal/handler exhibitor team placing after the disqualification entry will move up one placing.

Please be mindful of these rules when filing out your ASPC Congress entry forms. You will need to attach a coy of your current amateur card and your current membership card to your entry forms.

Any questions please feel free to drop me an email or give me a call. Thank you.

Karen Shaw


Triple A Amateur program

email: [email protected]

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