The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Hackney Committee has added an AOT section for Amateur Owner Trainers.
Classes in this section are restricted to competitors that are the amateur and the owner, or an amateur member of the owner’s family and not to have been professionally trained or shown by a professional for a period of 60 days prior to the competition. Hackney AOT classes are to be judged according to amateur class specifications. The addition of the section for AOT classes is added to Subchapter HK-2 Conduct, HK106, in the Hackney Division of the USEF Rule Book. This rule change is effective as of April 1, 2016, and the USEF Hackney Committee would like to encourage competitions everywhere to consider offering classes in this new AOT section.