Saturday May 27, 2023
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Dress and Tack information (rallies, training, camps)

Please observe the QHPC dress and tack codes below

For what to wear at Competitions, please see the Competition Hints and Tips page        and/or speak to the DC, Chief Instructor or any activity organiser or Team Manager

QHPC kit from:

RIDERS – Rallies and Mini/Junior Camps

  • Hat which meets PC standards (see lower down page) with black or dark blue cover (no pom poms)
  • Long sleeved white or blue shirt
  • Pony club tie
  • Tweed, black or navy jacket / QHPC bomber jacket / QHPC sweatshirt (navy or ‘team’ burgundy)
  • No hoods or hoodies
  • Pony club badge and test felt (if applicable) worn on left lapel
  • PLAIN Beige or cream jodhpurs / breeches
  • Long or short black or brown standard riding or jodhpur boots with smooth soles and a  well defined square cut heel. Boots with interlocking treads are not permitted, nor are the boots or treads individually
  • Chaps matching boot colour (no tassels or fringes)
  • Long hair should be secured appropriately, we recommend the use of a hair net
  • No Jewellery (see further information lower down page) except wristwatch, stock pin/tie clip, wedding band (if applicable). It is recommended stock pins are removed for XC
  • Body protector (see lower down page)

RIDERS – Training and Senior Camp

As above except:

  • Jodhpurs/breeches may be plain beige, cream, navy or black
  • QHPC long-sleeved navy (or original burgundy) polo shirt may be worn
  • QHPC XC base layer / skin may be worn

PONIES – Rallies, Training and Camps

  • No ponies under the age of 4 
  • Ponies to be properly groomed and turned out
  • Plain black or brown  tack, including stirrups (no other colours)
  • Plain black or brown numnah/saddlecloth or QHPC navy or burgundy saddlecloth
  • Neck strap compulsory (black or brown)
  • Plain black or brown boots / ear covers

2023 Hat Rules

A riding hat is mandatory. The minimum standard is PAS 015 2011 and SNELL 2016.            (PAS 015 1998 and SNELL 2001 are no longer acceptable).

A new hat tag (pink) is required from 1 January 2023.

A jockey skull cap (with no fixed peak or peak extensions) is compulsory for  80cm and over Eventing, Tetrathlon and Horse Trials; and Mounted Games and Pony Racing. A jockey skull cap is strongly recommended for cross country jumping at lower levels (below 80cm). Black or navy cover (no pom poms).

2023 Body Protector rules

Important – Body Protectors are required to be worn for cross country, pony racing or endurance (training or competition) and must meet the Beta 2009 Level 3 standard (purple label), which is acceptable until 31 December 2023, or Beta 2018 Level 3 standard (blue and black label). Beta 2018 Level 3 standard (blue and black label) will be the only acceptable standard from 1 January 2024.

Please read the jewellery and hairnet information here 

QHPC Jewellery and hairnets

Further information on Pony Club Dress and Tack can be found here: