Sadly, I have no horsey updates.
I didn’t ride yesterday because I had errands and a club meeting to go to; however, I did a lot of research on USEA, and relatively came up with more questions than I had answers. That of course always makes things less stressful. I printed out the rulebook and have been going through that (thank god it looks like I’m good for show clothes). But looking at all the information, I feel that to be honest I’m an amateur, I have to make a call to NRHA and make sure I’m good.
I gave up my amateur status in 2014 to show a few horses in some NRHA shows, but since then haven’t shown in anything NRHA Open since then. According to the rulebook, this year would mark the end to my ineligibility to apply for a Non-Pro card. Not that I’m planning to renew a membership with NRHA, but I feel that to really be considered an amateur in USEA to register for BN (if we ever get there), then I can’t be a “pro” in any organization.
I’m not planning on going BN anytime soon, and you and your horse need to be registered to compete in BN. But, do you need to be registered to compete in Intro? Or elementary, or perhaps pre-competition as it looked like a few places were calling it. It’s all just a jumble in my head as I sort it out, so it’s just going to be a process for me to get it all straight. But it was definitely exciting as I was looking through everything. I’ve been perusing venues I could potentially get to and will probably soon organize some lessons. Yay! Although soon for me could mean next month, so….we will see. For now, though, it’s continuing to work towards this show!