- JUNIOR EXHIBITORS Junior exhibitors are those who have not reached their 18th birthday as of December 1st of the current competition year.
- 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.