A person is considered an Amateur Exhibitor by the American Buckskin Registry Association when he or she is no longer eligible to show in ABRA Youth Activity classes, and who has not shown, judged, trained or assisted in training a horse for remuneration, either directly or indirectly, nor received compensation for instructing another person in riding, driving, training or showing a horse in competition for the previous five (5) years.
Any approved horse show judge is ineligible. Premium money is not to be considered remuneration, but payment of entry fees, expenses, etc., by any person other than the contestant, or the contestant’s father, mother, sister, brother, grandparent, legal guardian or spouse, shall be considered remuneration.
An Amateur cannot hold membership accreditation in a professional association for those events or classes which are the same events or classes the individual competes or desires to compete, in ABRA amateur competition. For example, a person who competes in a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association roping event, may not compete in Amateur calf roping or dally team roping (heading or heeling), or steer stopping, but may show in any other amateur classes. A permit holder is not considered as one who has membership accreditation in any ABRA amateur class.
Every rider competing in an Amateur Class must possess a current Amateur card issued by the American Buckskin Registry Association.
Show management must inspect this card at any show entered.
Application for an Amateur card shall be made on a form provided by the Association.