To create the opportunity for amateur riders to compete on borrowed horses in international amateur competitions around the world. To unite riders across the globe by establishing the largest network of international amateur shows in the world. Lucy is a showjumper based in Tauranga, New Zealand. She has represented her country seven times and has successfully competed to World Cup level. Through her own international experiences, Lucy is passionate about uniting riders across the globe. Alexander was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Liz Riley: Amateur rider turned professional in Photo by Kate Samuels. Both of these things can cause confusion in one particular category: amateur or professional? How do we delineate between the two distinct groups, and how can we be sure that everyone knows what separates one from the other? We dusted off the USEF rule book to clarify exactly what makes an amateur and what makes a professional.
How to Guide to Getting Started in Horseback Riding
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Learning to ride a horse is an amazing hobby, and one that can be enjoyed or even started at any age, and enjoyed for a lifetime. Almost anyone. Horses are as different as people and there are many facilities that cater to riders of all ages and abilities, even special farms that work specifically with children and disabilities, including autism. Anyone of any reasonable age and fitness can ride horses, with only a passion, love and respect for the amazing four-legged animals required. The age you start at depends on you.