An approved red-tagged safety helmet must be worn at all times.
If a show is an Introductory (Training) event generally casual dress is acceptable.
For recognised classes here are some tips to help you gain those extra points:
- A rider’s turnout is equally important as your horse. Long hair should be neatly tied up in plaits, or a bun and a hairnet.
- Gloves should be worn, boots should be clean and shiny. Jodhpurs and jacket clean with shirt tucked in and either a tie or stock.
- A thoroughly clean horse with a shiny coat and oiled hooves makes a good first impression.
- Plain well-fitting tack with a snaffle bit is preferred. A fitted shaped saddle cloth in a matching colour adds to the overall appeal.
- Plaiting your horse helps to show off it's bascule or topline over the fences.
- Plain and simple is better than flamboyant and tacky. Don’t add bright colours that will distract from the overall look of the combination.
Remember - Less is Best