Friday April 20, 2018
Dress and Tack Code

Please remember to be clean and tidy at all times

RIDERS – MOUNTED RALLIES

White or Plain coloured shirts -long sleeved for reasons of safety.

Pony Club Tie: Members who have attained their 18th birthday may wear the Pony Club dark blue tie. The Pony Club Tie must be worn when representing your Pony Club in a team or as an individual.

BHPC Sweatshirt or BHPC Jacket: with Pony Club Badge worn on the left lapel with any Test Felt achieved behind it.

Beige Jodhpurs: no other colours.

Footwear: Only Standard Riding or Jodhpur Boots with a fairly smooth, thin sole and a well-defined cut heel may be worn. In the interests of safety Wellington Boots, Muckers, Trainers or other footwear should NOT be worn. Stirrups must be the correct size for the rider’s boot with 7mm (¼”) clearance on either side of the boot.

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Half Chaps: When worn must be the same colour as the footwear and must NOT have tassels or fringes.

Gloves: It is recommended that gloves should be worn, preferably brown, blue or black. They are compulsory when riding dressage tests.

Spurs should only be worn at rallies and events with the permission of the District Commissioner or the Chief Instructor. Members without the B Test should carry proof of this permission. Spurs that have a smooth rotating rubber or plastic ball on the shank are permitted.

Riding Hats with Black or Navy Blue covers. These must be worn with chinstraps correctly fitted and fastened at all times when mounted. All hats must be tagged by a PC Official. For guidance on the new 2016 rules please click here.

ANY OTHER HAT WORN IS NOT COVERED BY THE PONY CLUB INSURANCE SCHEME.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT HATS SHOULD BE RENEWED AFTER ANY FALL CAUSING SEVERE IMPACT

AND SHOULD BE REPLACED EVERY 3-5 YEARS DEPENDING ON THE AMOUNT OF USE.

IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT SECOND HAND HATS ARE NOT PURCHASED

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RIDERS: CROSS COUNTRY RALLIES

Dress as for Mounted Rallies with Body Protectors. The Pony Club hunting tie/stock may also be worn.

When jumping Cross Country courses over 0.80m a Jockey Skull Cap is compulsory.

RIDERS: DISMOUNTED RALLIES

Pony Club Sweatshirt may be worn  with jodhpurs or smart jeans.

Hats and gloves need not be worn but should be taken.

RIDERS: TESTS

As for Mounted Rallies, but gloves must be worn and Ponies/Horses should be plaited

at ‘C’ Test Level and above.

RIDERS: HUNTING As for Mounted Rallies.

GENERAL

Jewellery- must NOT be worn in the interests of safety during mounted activities, other than a wristwatch, wedding ring and a horizontal stock pin. It is recommended that stock pins are removed for Cross Country. Members who are contemplating piercing their ears or any other part of their body should be aware that they will not be allowed to compete until such time as the “sleepers” can safely be removed. The reason for this is that sleepers have in the past caused injuries following falls. There are vulnerable blood vessels behind the ear and if the facial nerve is pierced partial paralysis of the face can occur.

Hair – in the interest of safety long hair should be secured appropriately with dark coloured ties or PC scrunchies. Hair nets should be worn with long hair or hair should be neatly tied back.

Make-Up is considered unsuitable at Pony Club.

Parents will be asked to sign a Disclaimer Form should a child not be wearing an approved Hat or Body Protector.

Medical Armbands are recommended at all times and compulsory for all Pony Club Cross Country phases.

Body Protectors: The Pony Club does not make the use of body protectors compulsory, except for all cross country riding and Pony Racing whether it be training or competing. The responsibility for choosing body protectors and the decision as to their use must rest with Members and their parents. It is recommended that a rider’s body protector should not be more than 2% of their bodyweight. It is strongly advised that all Body Protectors are fitted by a BETA qualified fitter. Air jackets are permissible, but must be worn over a body protector

COMPETITIONS: Additional or different dress requirements for competitions may be

specified in the Discipline Rule Books. Please ask if you are in doubt.

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SADDLERY

Tack should be CLEAN, PLAIN and in GOOD CONDITION. Leather Bridles and

Saddles and only PC Approved synthetic tack. Where synthetic stirrup leathers are used,

it is recommended that they are used in conjunction with safety stirrups.

Bits and Accessories as in the respective Rule Books.

Numnahs should be a plain colour in White, Cream, Navy, Brown or Black with no trims.

Saddle Clothes should be plain in above colours allowed for Cross Country and Show

Jumping.

Protective Leg Boots if used should be black/brown or white.