All horses in these classes must be registered with the British Show Horse Association and all owners, producers and riders must be Association Members. Registration numbers must be quoted on entry form. Riders to be 15 years or older. Non-Members may purchase up to a maximum of 2 Day Tickets per exhibitor, per horse per season. A Day Ticket will allow entry into Novice, Amateur, Young Rider, Home Produced, Working and Open affiliated classes only but will not allow entry into RIHS or HOYS qualifying classes. Horses registered on a Day Ticket do not require a JMB height certificate. Competitors can apply for a Day Ticket by downloading an application form from the BSHA website. Horses competing in SHB(GB) classes at their affiliated shows cannot compete in Hack, Cob & Riding Horse Classes at the same show, on the same day and vice versa. This does not apply to SHB(GB) Ridden Sport Horse Classes.

A person is an amateur for the purpose of classes run under Association rules if he or she does not during the current or previous season:-

  1. Engage in breeding, livery, buying, selling, dealing or hiring horses, in a commercial capacity.
  2. Receive remuneration for employment in the connection with horses in racing, showing, livery stable or riding school (instruction at Pony Club orRiding Clubs excepted). This does not include the suppliers of ancillary services such as farriers and vets.
  3. Own/Part Own an equestrian establishment including but not limited to riding schools, events centre, stud or livery yard in any capacity, or receiveany form of remuneration for employment at an equestrian establishment. For the avoidance of doubt for the purpose of this rule, immediate family members of an owner or part owner of an equestrian establishment who work or are howsoever otherwise engaged or involved in any capacity whether or not for remuneration at the equestrian establishment will be treated as being an owner or part owner of that equestrian establishment.
  4. Show a horse owned or sponsored by a company or commercial firm, or act as a Brand Manager, in any showing classes, BSHA or otherwise, or a horse for which his or her immediate family accepts livery or training charges from a person outside the immediate family concerned.
  5. A competitor is not eligible to compete in Amateur classes on an exhibit which has been ridden by a professional rider in any open classes BSHA or otherwise with the exception of Open Working Show Horse and Side Saddle Classes during the current year and the following year, up to but not including the BHS Royal International Horse Show, unless the horse has subsequently been re-registered under new ownership.
  6. A competitor is not eligible to compete in Amateur classes at the BHS Royal International Horse Show on an exhibit which has been ridden by a professional rider in any class at the BHS Royal International Horse Show in the current year.