Eventing Showjumping Riders Dress
When competing under British Eventing rules, there are a number of core dress rules for the rider for the Showjumping phase:
Protective Headwear must be worn when mounted, this includes exercising, warming up or competing, and conform to the following standards;
- PAS015 (1998 or 2011) plus BSI Kitemark or Inspec IC Mark
- VG01.040 2014-12 plus BSI Kitemark or Inspec IC Mark
- ASTM F1163: 2004a onwards plus SEI Mark
- SNELL E2001 or E2016
- AS/NZS 3838 2006 onwards plus SAI Global Mark
Inflatable/air jackets are permitted without a body protector for the showjumping phase.
Jackets may be a single muted tone conservative colour. Subtle pinstripes, coloured collars, contrast piping to collar, lapels, pockets and vents are permitted. Conservative/muted tone tweed jackets are permitted as long as they are not loud colours or have bold patterns. If a competitor chooses not to wear a jacket, they can wear a fitted conservative colour waistcoat.
Shirts can be long or short sleeved in white, cream or a conservative colour, and must fasten at the neck.
Breeches should be white, buff or fawn if worn with black boots, and buff or brown if worn with brown boots.
Riding Boots can be black or brown, and can be plain or topped. If short boots are worn then over 18’s must also wear matching smooth leather gaiters.
Spurs are optional at all levels. Spurs must be made of smooth metal, blunt and incapable of wounding a horse. Metal spurs with round plastic, metal or rubber knobs are allowed. Rowel spurs which rotate freely and are round and smooth are permitted but not in the Young Horse Classes. Dummy spurs are permitted with a shank less than 4cm long and point towards the rear and if curved must point downwards.
One Whip may be carried which must not be any longer than 75cm and not weighted
Jewellery if worn can increase the risk of injury. Competitors are strongly advised to remove all jewellery especially before the Showjumping and cross country phases. Long hair should also be appropriately secured.