Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cariboo, British Columbia
You need to look up the rules for "adult amateur" for the association sanctioning your show. If it's USDF, then go with what Anabel has posted. If it is some other organization, see what the rules define as amateur. You can file a complaint if those two competitors are in violation.
It's really up to you. I show open shows, there is class divisions and adult novice is one of them. I don't show novice, however I have seen competitors in those classes who clearly shouldn't be in there (one lady had won medals in the Provincial Olympics 20 years prior and another has won championships in breed shows), I didn't report, guess they needed to compete against less experienced riders for some reason? I tend to ignore other competitors and just ride to the best of my ability and see what the judge says, since that is why I am there.