The Non-Professional Championships
An important element of the Australian Arabian National Championships is the focus on 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 Non-Pro exhibitors, the fastest growing sector with the equine industry.
Showing both purebred Arabians and Arabian Derivatives, 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.
Non-professionals 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 to exhibitors of all ages, including youth handlers and riders aged 5-17 years old (although the handling & riding of stallions is prohibited by any person under the age of 18). As the Youth now compete in their very own Youth Arabian National Championships each Spring, youth exhibitors have the opportunity to compete at both the AANC and the YNC for National Championships honours, providing our youngest competitors more opportunity to achieve.
Come enjoy the camaraderie, excitement and enjoyment of the 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...