Saturday December 16, 2017
Dress Code

DRESS CODE – you need to read this!! If you turn up with you or your pony in the wrong clothes / tack you may not be able to take part in the event!

At a recent Working rally I was very disappointed at the standard of some of the turn-out and felt that standards had slipped a little. I would also mention that some members and ponies were immaculate and their scores for “Tack and Turn-out” reflected this.

At Working Rallies scores are given for “Tack and Turn Out” by the instructors and these are recorded for the Annual presentation evening in January.

Ponies should be clean and tack safe and clean and numnahs should be black, navy, brown or white.  Riders should be wearing tie, shirt, jacket with badge and relevant test felt.  Shirts should be long sleeved so that on hot days you may take your jacket off.  Hair should be secured in a hair net and long hair should be tied up so that it is above the collar on your jacket. Hats should be to the correct standard and should have a purple tag on to show that they have been checked by either Nicky Teague or myself.  If your hat is not tagged please speak to us at one of the rallies.  Hat silks should be black or navy.  Earrings and any body piercing should be removed.  Gloves are optional but recommended.

At the Jumping, Cross Country, Dressage Practices and Event Training dress code is more relaxed.  However, sleeveless tops are not permitted and for cross country the rider must be wearing a hat which does not have a fixed peak, back protector and medical armband.  Back protectors are strongly recommended for jumping.

Alison Vincent
District Commissioner