Sunday September 24, 2023
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Dress Code – Rallies and Camp
  1. Your pony should be clean and tidy with feet well shod or trimmed. Ponies always look smarter with oiled feet – you don’t have to use hoof oil – any hoof dressing or ointment will look just as smart.
  2. Tack should be clean, safe and fit correctly. Don’t forget to check the size of the stirrups; they don’t grow with your feet! There should be just enough room to get a finger either side of your boots.
  3. Numnahs or saddle pads must only be plain with no braiding or logos, black, white, brown or dark coloured and not so big that they swamp your pony.
  4. The rider has a choice of attire for these – but please remember neat, tidy turnout is important at all Pony Club activities. You could wear a Shirt and Pony Club tie (with or without a tweed jacket) or any plain long sleeved shirt or sweatshirt. No Hoodies! Long sleeves are compulsory for riding cross country and are recommended at all times. They do help to reduce ‘gravel rash’ if you are unfortunate enough to fall off! Please remember that during camp you will need enough long sleeved shirts to last all week – as it may be hot it would be best to have thin ones!
  5. No buttonholes or other adornments.
  6. Jodphurs can be cream, beige, white, black, brown or any plain dark colour.
  7. Do consider your underwear – there isn’t yet a ruling, just sensible advice! Boys need ‘supportive’ underpants or they may be uncomfortable. Girls would be better off leaving the ‘fashionable’ knickers for other occasions as seams can cause rubs. Under wired bras are very dangerous should you fall and sports bras much more practical.
  8. Gloves should be worn whilst riding with a correctly fitted body protector for jumping, Jodhpur boots and half chaps.
  9. Hair should be in a hairnet if long and tied so it is above shoulder height.
  10. Hats must be PC approved & display a PC tag No fixed peaks when jumping 80cms or over. Jockey skull caps are recommended. .
  11. Absolutely no jewellery – other than a wrist watch.Earrings & other piercings are really dangerous
  12. Spurs may only be worn if you have passed your B test or with the DC’s permission – this will only be given after you have been assessed using them by a Pony Club accredited instructor. You do need to know how to use them correctly or they will do more harm than good.