If competition is what you crave, you should check out APHA’s Amateur program.
APHA has three Amateur Divisions that gives people the opportunity to compete comfortably at their skill level:
- AMATEUR for seasoned competitors who are not professionals.
- NOVICE AMATEUR a more introductory level; it is possible to be Novice in some categories and Amateur in others based on points, money earnings and/or championships. Review your APHA Novice Eligibility HERE.
- AMATEUR WALK-TROT is a division for those that only want to walk-trot which gives people an additional level to choose to participate in. Please note that shows are not required to hold APHA-approved Walk-Trot classes.
To qualify for the APHA Amateur Program, exhibitors must be 19 years old & over as of January 1 of the current year and follow the remuneration and judging restrictions under rule AM-010. Please familiarize yourself with the Amateur Rules for eligibility, ownership, and competition in the APHA Rule Book.
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