Tuesday September 28, 2021
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What to Wear & Branch Clothing

Branch Clothing

Members are expected to wear branch clothing at all rallies and competitions.  Sweatshirts, hooded tops, xc skins, polo shirts and jackets are now available to order from: www.ambitionsport.com.  There is a tab on left of company’s home page for equestrian clubs.


Each discipline has its own rule book which has a section on what to wear for both rider and mount. The rule books can be viewed at www.pcuk.org and are recommended reading before the competition season begins. If in doubt, ask the discipline organiser for advice and before buying anything new which you intend to wear for competitions.

Prize Giving

Smart appearance is essential. It is usual to wear full riding kit for prize giving, including hairnets and hats, boys should remove their hats, but carry them, Teams should try and wear the same tops, team hoodies or cross country silks & stocks. In the case of tetrathlon if riding is on a different day, it is permissible to wear sports kit such as track suit bottoms and team hoodies.


  • Hats should conform to Pony Club standards and there is lots of information here http://www.pcuk.org/uploads/HAT_RULE_2013.pdf  For cross-country riding (over fences 0.80m high and above), including Eventing, Tetrathlon, Horse Trials and Pony Racing, whether it be tests, rallies or training, a jockey skull cap, with no fixed peak, must be worn. It is also strongly recommended that a jockey skull cap is worn for cross country riding even over lower fences. Hats will be checked at competitions and only those of the correct standard will be tagged and permitted.
  • Hair must be tidy and hair nets worn by girls (and boys with long hair).
  • Shirts – white or pale blue with pony club tie.  Long sleeves are recommended when riding cross country.
  • Jacket plain or tweed jackets can be worn or a pony club sweatshirt (no hooded tops). In wet weather a waterproof coat can be worn but without a hood.
  • Pony club badge with test felt behind.
  • Jodhpurs should be cream, beige, white, navy, black or brown.
  • Boots can be black or brown jodhpur boots with black or brown chaps (no frills) or gaiters or long boots.
  • Gloves.
  • Body protectors. Please see the Pony Club  advice about body protectors and air jackets (in rule books)
  • No jewellery to be worn.
  • Spurs we only recommend the use of spurs if they have been approved by the DC or Chief Instructor.


  • Ensure that ponies are clean and well groomed.
  • Tack should fit correctly and be in good repair, pay particular attention to reins, stirrup leathers and girth straps.
  • Dark blue saddlecloths with “East Kent Hunt “embroidered on both sides must be worn by all individuals and team members when representing the club at a competition. The blue saddlecloths may be worn for dressage or a plain white dressage square can be worn. If you are in any doubt please contact your team managers.

Hat Silks and Saddle cloths

Hat silks are navy, blue and white.

Saddlecloth sizes are:

15” pony – up to approx. 12.2hh

16” cob – 12.2-13.2hh

17” horse – 14-15.2 hh

18” horse – 15.2hh+

All are available in high wither.

Please contact Sheila Parmenter 07950 603638 if you would like to order a saddlecloth or hat silk.