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  1. #1
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    Default explain pro status to me.

    2 questions.
    there is threads about ammy status and i understand what that entails and means.
    but what i would like to know is,besides yrs of experience and the getting paid for services done by pro..
    1)what else makes you considered to be/or have pro status?
    and
    2) if you have received money for things in the past(6+yrs ago),but don't anymore,are you now considered an ammy not a pro.

    if there's something i can read about this topic,don't hesitate to point it out to me.



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    You're Canadian? I think your ammy rule is different than USEF, so I will not hazard a guess --

    For the USEF rule, see GR1306 in http://www.usef.org/documents/ruleBo...neralrules.pdf --
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    Pro earns money, ammy does not. After that basic it gets pretty deep! Not all pros are good nor all ammys not so good!



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    Answer to question 1, in the US you apply for a pro card through the USEF. Anyone can have a pro card if they choose to do so, you don't have to have "years of experience" or get paid to have a pro card.

    #2 You have to go 1 year without payment to apply for an ammy card, again USEF rules not Canadian.



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    Quote Originally Posted by kelsey97 View Post
    Answer to question 1, in the US you apply for a pro card through the USEF. Anyone can have a pro card if they choose to do so, you don't have to have "years of experience" or get paid to have a pro card.

    #2 You have to go 1 year without payment to apply for an ammy card, again USEF rules not Canadian.
    And by "apply for" she means, "check the right box."

    There are no requirements for being a pro. There's just a lot of requirements for being an ammy. And if you aren't an ammy, you're a pro. (Or a junior, who is always a junior no matter what they do.)

    But this is all the the US. I don't know about Canada.
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    In Canada it's similar, if you take any $ for training, riding, giving lessons, selling horses etc, you are considered a "pro". Doesn't really have much to do with actually being at a super high level of riding.

    I don't know how long the "wait" period is for those that want to go from "pro" back to "ammy". It's a year or maybe more. Equine Canada's rulebook should have it.
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    There are absolutly NO requirements for being a professional...Simply send the USEF a check for $50 and wammo....Now your a professional. Heck, you never even have had to sit on a horse. For that matter you can have a 3 month old baby...open up a checking account in his/her name, send the USEF their $50 and you now have a 3 month old PROFESSIONAL that is still a toddlar.



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    Quote Originally Posted by HoofaSchmigetty View Post
    ...you now have a 3 month old PROFESSIONAL that is still a toddlar.
    Actually, this goes against the ONE rule about being a pro -- juniors (and I assume this means toddlers) can't be pros
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