A Non Pro is defined as a person who has not given lessons for remuneration and/or has not directly or indirectly shown, trained, or assisted in the training of any horse ridden astride for remuneration for barrel racing over the last 5 years —this does not include prize money.
Payment of entry fees and/or expenses by anyone other than the Non Pro, his/her immediate family, or a corporation, partnership or other business entity in which the Non Pro and/or a member of his/her immediate family are the sole and only owner, shall be considered remuneration.
A horse shown in Non Pro competition must be solely and completely owned by one of the following: (a) the Non Pro, (b) a member or members of his/her immediate family, or (c) a corporation, partnership, or other business entity provided that the Non Pro and/or a member or members of his/her immediate family are the sole and only owners of that business entity and the ownership of that business entity does not change to include non immediate family members or entities. Ownership will be evidenced by the AQHA registration papers.
Definition of immediate family: husband, wife, parent, step-parent, child, step-child, brother, sister, half brother, half sister, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, grandmother, grandfather and in-laws of the same relation as stated above.
NON PRO OFFICIAL RULES
Within the past 5 years, I have not given instruction on showing or training a barrel futurity horse for remuneration.
Within the past 5 years, I have not shown, trained, or assisted in the training of a horse not owned by myself or an immediate family member for remuneration.
Within the past 5 years, I have not accepted payment of entry fees and/or expenses for a horse(s) that I have ridden that was not owned by myself or an immediate family member.
I do not currently reside on, work for, and receive monetary remuneration, directly or indirectly, from a horse training facility.
I do not consider myself a professional horseman in any discipline and I do not train horses as my profession and/or sell them for the majority of my yearly income.
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