Starting 1st of August 2016 the AAA Ltd and AAAA introduced Amateur Novice into our program of events
Available at National, State and Regional level, Appaloosa Novice members will also be able to compete at open breed shows
This is the ideal event for new members, beginner riders and Appaloosa lovers wanting to make a small step into the show ring – at any level!
Wait there is more… our Novice is POINT SCORING! The AAA Ltd will be scoring all Amateur Novice events towards AAA awards and an end of year AAA Novice Hi Point award.
You must apply for your Novice status when becoming an Amateur member. You ARE NOT automatically eligible, and your lifetime points must be assessed for each Novice event – Showmanship, Hunter, Pleasure, English Equitation, Horsemanship and Trail to be deemed eligible.
If you have achieved 20 points (or a ROM) with the AAA, or a respective breed organisation, in any of the recognised Novice events, then you are NOT eligible as a Novice in that class but would be eligible for the class that you haven’t achieved a ROM in.
You will receive a letter from the AAA Ltd in regard to your status in each Novice event – you must show this letter at all shows when entering Novice events to show your eligibility.
An Amateur cannot compete in the Novice class and the Amateur class in the same discipline at any show. I.e. If you compete in Amateur Novice Showmanship (if eligible), you cannot do Amateur or Masters Showmanship as well. You must choses one or the other. A Novice Amateur can compete in the Amateur classes on the program if no Novice classes offered.