2016 card fee is $10.00.
By decision of the KMSHA Board of Directors under advisement by
the Show and Exhibitors Committee, each show season all riders will be required
to hold a current years KMSHA Rider’s Card. Cards will be issued for
Professional, Amateur, Novice and Juvenile Riders. Each card has a designated ID
and carries an appropriate fee designated by the KMSHA. Call the office for the
current fee. Riders will be given a number with the prefix of rider registration
status. Example: J-100 for Juvenile, N-100 for Novice, A-100 for Amateur and
P-100 for Professional. This will be required on all entry forms for each rider.
The Rider’s Card must be presented to the Show Office for each
show when making an entry at a KMSHA National or Regional sanctioned event or at
sanctioned fun shows when competing in the available regional high point
The abbreviated definition for each category of rider will
appear on the card;
Professional – a person who takes compensation in any form
for the training or riding of horses;
Amateur – a person who does NOT take compensation or gifts
(page 32,5.e) for the training or riding of horses;
Novice – an amateur (as stated above) who has not won more
than three blue ribbons in a Show season with the KMSHA. Once a Novice Rider
wins their 3rd blue ribbon in a given season in any combination of classes,
they may continue to finish that Hi-Point season without penalty, but
permanently lose their Novice status.
Juvenile – a person under the age of 18 (page 32, 5.b)
during the competition year, who does not take money or gifts for the
training or riding of a horse and has not declared themselves to be an adult
for the competition year.
Owners of horses whose riders have chosen designations for each
season are also responsible for their riders to maintain their designations and
not to violate any ruling of the KMSHA.
Rider’s Cards will be available through the KMSHA Office and at
Sanctioned Shows. An application is available in the rear section of this
rulebook and also in the KMSHA News Magazine.
Exhibitors competing in KMSHA/SMHA sanctioned “A” / fun shows
are not required to have Rider’s Cards, unless they are showing in regional
classes and competing towards end of year high point awards.
Complete definitions for
the professional, amateur and juvenile designations appear in the
KMSHA/SMHA Show Catalog and Rulebook. Rider’s Cards will be available through the KMSHA
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