Monday December 18, 2017
Hat Rules for 2015/16

Hat Rules for 2015/16
The European Hat Standards are being revised to remove (BS)EN 1384 during 2015, so any hats that are only marked with this standard cannot be tagged with the new white tags for Pony Club. Most of these hats will already have a purple tag on from previous tagging, but in the event of one of these hats requiring a new tag only a purple tag can be used.

Any hats that are marked with one of the other standards permissible by the Pony Club (PAS 015, Snell E2001 an AS/NZS 3838) should be tagged with one of the new white hat tags before 31st December 2015.

In 2015 hats bearing both white and purple tags will be permitted for Pony Club activities, after 31st December 2015 no hat bearing a purple tag will be permitted for Pony Club activities.

Latest Area 9 Guidance (28/1/2015)

"For 2014/2015 - hats with prefix (BS)EN1384 and kitemark 
are allowed but cannot be tagged with new white hat tags 
(It must bear the CE mark and a quality symbol, either 
the BSI Kitemark, the SAI Global symbol or the 
official Snell label with number. 

The CE symbol on its own is not sufficient) 
Source - http://www.pcuk.org/uploads/HAT_RULE_2014.pdf

For 2016 - hats with prefix (BS)EN1384 and kitemark are NOT allowed

(BS)EN1384 without kitemark are already not allowed."

Please bring your hats to future Ridgeway PC activities where Hannah and Caroline will be able to check them and issue a white tag where appropriate.

If you are planning on purchasing a new hat this year, we would advise you to go to a reputable Tack Shop where they will be able to make sure the hat you buy conforms to the new regulations.