Thanks for the advice, Tim.
Considering I've been riding and showing for 15 years, I don't think I qualify for novice status anymore regardless of amateur status. And I'm not a youth anymore either.. haha. I read up on the Canada Hippique site (Equine Canada) and it says that an EC member can't train, show or ride for money.. here's the site: http://www.equinecanada.ca/index.php...=62&Itemid=222
As far as I understand, pro status lasts for 2 years, so as long as you don't train for money for 2 years you can regain amateur status..
Again, I'm just wondering what kind of competitions I would be restricted from? What other pros and cons are there?
Hehe and I am certainly not training an unbroke 6 year old owned by a stranger for free!!