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Amateur Show Lease

Amateur Show Lease


An amateur may exhibit an ABRA registered horse in amateur classes that are leased in the amateur’s name.  The amateur lease application form must be accompanied by:

  1. Lease fee payment fee

  2. Copy of both sides of the ABRA horse registration papers

  3. A signed authorization letter from the last recorded owner

  4. Copy of the owner’s ABRA membership card

This application must be filed in the ABRA office at least 30 days before showing the horse in ABRA amateur classes.

An official ABRA embossed Amateur Exhibition Lease acknowledgment will be sent to the named amateur. This acknowledgment should be presented to show management with following:

  1. Copy of the horse’s registration papers

  2. Copy of the last recorded owner’s current ABRA membership card

  3. Current ABRA amateur membership card, whenever making entries in ABRA amateur classes

  4. Owner of the horse must be listed on the show entry form as the last recorded owner on the registration papers.

The term of the exhibition lease must be for a minimum thirty (30) day period and will expire December 31 of the applicable show year.

Only one (1) exhibition lease per horse will be recognized.

An exhibition lease does not grant a lessee or lessee’s agent authorization to sign breeder’s certificate(s), stallion breeding reports, transfers, or registration applications for the horse.

The lessee must be responsible for expenses associated with the care of the horse: boarding, feeding, routine farrier services, and routine veterinary services.

During the term of the exhibition lease, only the lessee and lessee’s immediate family (spouse, son, daughter, step-son, step-daughter) may show the horse.

The lessee’s trainer may also show the horse during the term, but only in open division events.

The recorded owner of the horse may also show the horse during the lease term, but only in classes other than those in which the amateur lessee is exhibiting the horse.

Both parties must have an ABRA membership

The ABRA office must receive Exhibition Lease Applications at least 30 days prior to showing.

ABRA will reduce the 30 day waiting period to 15 days when accompanied by a rush fee, providing the lessee can show proof the equine is currently under lease with an ABRA recognized breed association.

Lessee MUST present their Lease Acknowledgement to the show office with entry form.

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