Amateur membership is a classification for people who wish to compete in AQHA amateur classes. To be an amateur member, you must abide by AQHA amateur rules contained in the AQHA Official Handbook of Rules & Regulations. Before submitting your application to AQHA, please carefully read such rules to ensure you meet amateur eligibility. Application for AQHA amateur membership shall become active only upon AQHA’s acceptance of this application. By submitting your application for amateur membership, you affirm the truth of the following statements:
I have NOT within the previous three years of submitting this application:
- Shown, judged, trained or assisted in training a horse (whether or not a registered American Quarter Horse) for remuneration, monetary or otherwise (please refer to SHW 225.3.1).
- Instructed another person in riding, driving, training or showing a horse for remuneration, monetary or otherwise (please refer to SHW 225.3.1).
- Held the credentials of a horse show judge for any organization including, but not limited to AQHA or any other equine organization.
- Held a membership in accreditation with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (Barrel Race Only) or International Professional Rodeo Association, for those events or classes which are the same events or classes in which the individual competes, or desires to compete, in AQHA amateur competition. (Please refer to SHW 225.3.6 for more specific provisions regarding roping classes).