The Youth & Non-Professional Championships
An important element of the Australian Arabian National Championships is the focus on Youth & Non-Professional exhibitors, a demographic of great potential and expansive growth, towards which the Arabian Horse Society of Australia has dedicated considerable resources in an effort to introduce the Arabian horse both positively and proactively to the largest number of new owners, breeders and enthusiasts. Now marketed as its own unique event within the Australian Arabian National Championships, the intent is to grow this division to a multi-day show catering exclusively to youth and non-pro exhibitors, the fastest growing sector with the equine industry.
Showing both purebred Arabians and Arabian Derivatives, youth & non-pro exhibitors of all ages and experience will compete in all the disciplines and divisions offered at the Championships, including Ridden Hack, Show Hunter, Bridle Path Hack, Native/Show Costume, Western Pleasure, Australian Pleasure, Working Stock Horse, Harness and Dressage, as well as In-Hand/Breeding classes.
Youth exhibitors are amongst the most numerous at any Australian Arabian National Championships, competing with some of the most accomplished and athletically capable Arabian & Arabian Derivative horses. Age of youth exhibitors may range from five (5) to seventeen (17) years of age, as determined by age according to date/year of birth on the actual date of the show. Non-professionals, in turn, are defined as anyone who, regardless of his/her equestrian skills and/or accomplishments, in the last three (3) years has not accepted financial remuneration for services usually provided by a professional in the areas of breaking, riding, training, schooling, driving, halter preparation, showing in halter or under saddle. At the Australian Arabian National Championships, non-pro classes are open only to exhibitors aged eighteen (18) and older.
Come enjoy the camaraderie, excitement and enjoyment of the Youth & Non-Pro Championships during the Australian Arabian National Championships. Discover for yourself exactly why the Arabian & Arabian Derivative is the ideal horse for equine lovers of all ages, skill levels and backgrounds. A life-long journey of countless rewards and abundant gratification await you...