Rule 1.1 Types of Exhibitors

  1. JUNIOR EXHIBITORS Junior exhibitors are those who have not reached their 18th birthday as of December 1st of the current competition year. 
  2. ADULT EXHIBITORS Adult exhibitors are those who are at least 18 years of age as of December 1 of the current competition year. Adult amateurs who wish to show in CHJA Group 2 and Group 3 classes limited to amateur and/or beginner riders or in CHJA Medals must sign the following statement annually:

CHJA Amateur Certification

As an amateur exhibitor, I understand that any adult who is advertised as a trainer or instructor for horse show purposes; or who regularly acts as a trainer, assistant trainer, and/or instructor for horse show purposes; or who otherwise conducts himself/herself as a professional for horse show purposes; whether or not he/she receives remuneration; is ineligible to ride in any CHJA Group 2 or Group 3 classes which are limited to amateur or beginner riders and is ineligible to ride in any CHJA Medals. An individual who is in possession of a USEF Amateur Card rides under the respective National Federation rules at all CHJA approved shows. I further understand that if I am found to be in violation of my CHJA amateur eligibility, I am subject to the sanctions listed in Rule 5.3 of the CHJA Rules.