If you pay for lessons for and "amateur" rider/trainer to take a lesson on your horse, does that affect their status?
If my sugar daddy pays for my lessons it doesn't make me any less of an ammy.
"The ability to write a check for attire should not be confused with expertise. Proficiency doesn't arrive shrink-wrapped from UPS and placed on your doorstep."
You can pay the instructor for the lesson where someone is riding your horse. As long as you do not pay the rider, no one's status is affected except the one teaching the lesson