If you are working towards you Coaching Certifcate you can recieve money for your coaching from whom you are coaching.
actually you can only maintain your amateur status if you are an INSTRUCTOR not a COACH. Instructors are deemed by equine canada as people who instruct in a Non-competitive or recreational context.
Specializes in starting beginners and teaching equestrians who enjoy their horses outside the competitive stream. It applies to individuals who teach beginner riders whether in their own backyard, riding schools or at day camps. Only certified instructors may maintain amateur competitive status while receiving remuneration for coaching.
So if you teach more than beginners or want to train someone to compete goodbye amateur status hello professional status.
When you are being mentored to learn to coach you should NOT be revceiving any money since you are not qualified to teach.