The Premier Amateur Horse of the Year Show Qualification looks to continue the support of Amateurs wanting to fulfil their ambition of competing at the prestigious finals.
The Premier Amateur Ticket will be awarded at the TSR Premier Amateur Show taking place at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May 2024, which will once again be dedicated to Amateur and Home Produced competitors only.
The Show will host the full range of ridden Horse of the Year show qualifiers, with the elusive golden ticket on offer in each class, taking combinations to the Arena of Dreams at the NEC Birmingham in October.
With 39 Amateur combinations featuring in the top 9 placings at Horse of the Year Show 2023 – 26 of which came from the TSR Show – this is surely to be a hotly contested competition once again in 2024.
The Premier Amateur Show is open to those combinations eligible under the TSR Amateur definition scheme as set out in the TSR Handbook HERE.
The show will be open to both members and non-members of TSR, with members benefitting from discounted entry fees across all classes at the show along with a host of other exclusive benefits.
Combinations entered in Horse of the Year Show qualifiers at the Show for the following sections/classes will be eligible:
TSR Amateur Definition
You are eligible for TSR Amateur/Home Produced classes and the Premier Amateur League/HOYS Wildcard unless you are a Professional. You are a Professional in relation to Showing if you derive ANY income (main or part time) from working with horses/ponies in connection with Showing OR if you fall into one of the following Professional definitions as detailed below:
For clarity, where the definition states ‘for more than one exhibitor/owner’ this is exclusive of yourself. Therefore, as an example X can ride their own horse/pony and that of Y only.
All children/juniors not to have attained their 18th birthday before 1st January in the current year will fall under their parents/guardian’s status.
Immediate family (as defined in section 4a of the TSR Handbook)/Spouses or Partners of a Professional who work or are howsoever otherwise
engaged or involved in any capacity with the Professional’s business whether or not for remuneration will be treated as being a Professional.
For the avoidance of doubt:
You are eligible for the TSR Amateur/Home Produced classes and/or the Premier Amateur HOYS Qualification if you:
A horse or pony is NOT eligible for TSR Amateur/Home Produced classes and/or the Premier Amateur HOYS Qualification if it is:
TSR takes very seriously the spirit of these amateur/home-produced conditions any member found to be contravening them may be subject to exclusion from the society with immediate effect.
Any member or competitor wishing to compete under the TSR amateur definition in relation to any qualification gained for Horse of the Year Show ridden classes, must ensure they maintain their amateur status from 1st January 2024, up to and including the last day of Horse of the Year Show Sunday 13th October 2024.
TSR reserve the right to refuse entry to Horse of the Year Show should it become aware through eligibility checks or concerns that this ruling has not been adhered to. This applies to owner, rider and animal.
If you are in any doubt about your amateur status please ask the office for guidance, the decision of The Showing Register on eligibility will be final.