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When a member considered a professional?
The distinction as a professional is well defined, and the rules clearly stated, in order to ensure a more fair and level playing field for all competitors.
MOHJO complies with and defers to the rules of USHJA and USEF. In doing so we are proud to offer the opportunity for both professional and non-professional members to show in MOHJO rated classes, with the possibility of receiving year end awards.
In order to make this distinction clear we follow the USEF description of what constitutes professional standing.
The USEF rules state that if you receive remuneration for riding or exercising horses then you are considered a professional. Additionally, USEF rules define professionals as those who receive remuneration for acting as an agent in the sale or training of horses or ponies. This can be seen in its entirety in the USEF rule book at Chapter 13, GR1306.4
This is just one example of rules that work to the advantage of all members and competitors involved. And, of course, showing in the classes for which you qualify is not only part of good sportsmanship, but will ensure that your placings will accumulate points toward awards.
The 2019 Awards Party will be held Sunday, January 26, 2020 at the Pezold Banquet Center in Cottleville, MO. Information on time and prices will be posted toward the end of the year.