Attention ApHC Novice Non-Pro and Novice Youth members

You can now check your 2012 novice status by going to Click on “Show” and then click on “Verify Your Membership and Novice Eligibility Here”. Enter your membership number and click “Submit” for a list of classes in which you are eligible to show in the novice division.

If you checked this information prior to January 11, the information that appeared was still for the 2011 calendar year. We’ve now closed out the 2011 show year and re-calculated novice eligibility for 2012. Please check again!

The records indicated on this list include only the points and titles earned in ApHC-approved or -sponsored competitions. If you have earned points in excess of the limits listed below or have earned any National or World titles with any other equine breed association, you are expressly denied the ability to compete as a novice non-pro and/or novice youth (in that specific class). Eligibility listings on this record do not guarantee novice eligibility if points and/or titles earned with another breed association eliminate you from eligibility.

And remember to print a copy of your listing in order to present to show officials at any ApHC-approved show that you attend in 2012!

Novice Non-Pro eligibility:
In order to be eligible to show in novice non-pro classes, the non-pro must have fewer than 20 points (including points earned in non-pro, novice non-pro, 35 & over non-pro, masters non-pro, youth and novice youth divisions) in that class in the ApHC and/or any other breed association as of January 1 of the current year and must not have won an ApHC non-pro National or World title or title in any other equine breed association in that class (beginning 1/1/1996). In addition, former professionals reclassified as non-pros are ineligible to compete in any novice classes.

Novice Youth Eligibility:
To be eligible to show in a novice youth class, the youth, as of January 1 of the current year, shall have earned less than a combined total of 20 points in the ApHC and/or any other breed organization –approved or –sponsored shows in the group of youth and novice youth classes that count toward determining novice eligibility in each of the five novice youth classes, excluding walk-trot, leadline, hunter in hand and halter. The youth must not have won an ApHC youth National or World title or title in any other equine breed association (beginning 1/1/1998) in that class to remain eligible. Youth may be ineligible for one class (based on points or titles earned) but may still be eligible to compete in other novice youth classes.

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