Originally Posted by darrenvale
From what I have been told and know from the rules of showing.. You are an amature if you are not earning money from horses/teaching or have any proffensional help from a trainer producer etc. :) x
If we are talking hunter/jumper it is a little more complicated than that. There are lots of strange loop holes that people found that are covered by the amateur rules.
For example - if you are paid to do anything (book keeping, stalls, lawn mowing) by the BO you are not able to ride any horses that the BO has and remain an amateur.
You can catch ride (not getting paid obviously) at the barn down the street where you do not get paid to do anything, though.