Riding hats or skull caps must be worn when mounted, this includes exercising, warming up or competing, and conform to the following standards;
- British – All PAS 015 (1198 and subsequent updates)
- European – VG1, EN1384 – 2017 (only in conjunction with another accepted standard from this list) American – SNELL E2001 and E2016
- Australian & New Zealand – AS/NZS 3838 2006 onwards
The riding hat and hat cover may be in any conservative colour. Completely mirrored hats are not permitted. Top Hats are no longer permitted at national or international competitions. This also includes service hats that do not conform to the regulations. Hats must be correctly fitted and the harnesses fastened at all times when mounted.
Body Protectors and Air Jackets
Body protectors and air jackets including soft shell air jackets are permitted, as long as they are a muted, conservative colour.