The rules for Amateur divisions changed in 2017. 

Amateur: any Amateur who is 19 years or older as of January 1.

Masters: any Amateur who is 45 years or older as of January 1.

There is no longer a “Classic Amateur” division; only Amateur and Masters. Euro Paint will offer Masters Showmanship, Masters  Horsemanship, Masters Hunt Seat Equitation and Masters Trail this year. If there are not 5 entries in the Masters category until the entry deadline, Amateur and Masters classes will be combined.

A Masters exhibitor may show up to two different horses in group/rail classes: one in Amateur and one in Masters. Masters exhibitors must choose which horse to show if the class is combined by show management.

In individual working events, a Masters exhibitor may show up to three horses in Amateur and Masters classes (combined total); however, each horse can only be shown once in that particular event—the same horse cannot be shown in both the Amateur and Masters divisions in the same event.

For example, a Masters exhibitor in individual working events may exhibit

- all three horses in the Amateur or

- all three horses in the Masters or

- two horses in Masters and one in Amateur or

- one in Masters and two in Amateur.