Guidelines

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You’ll need, the following;
  • Copy of the dressage test or Course Plan (see sample videos for Dressage or Equation)
  • Arena or flat surface either 20×40 or 20×60 (check the test for the correct size)
  • Video camera and someone to film your test. Held sideways!
  • Computer to transfer your video from the camera.
  • WhatsApp on your phone or devise
      Things you need to do
  • Enter a class – we publish a schedule of classes
  • Set up an arena – see guidelines below
  • Learn the test or arrange to have a caller
  • Have a friend or acquaintance video you while you ride the test. Keep the sound on, you can have the test called but no instructions given.
  • Give your name, horses name, test that your entering and the month.
Acceptable Dress and Tack
  • Dress can be informal but tidy, if a show jacket or hacking jacket is worn, then the horse or pony must wear boots or bandages to clearly demonstrate that the test has not already been judged.
  • Riding hats must be worn. BSI Standard hats or other such protective headwear is strongly advised and compulsory for those under 18 years of age. Suitable footwear with a heel and gloves must be worn for safety reasons.
  • Gloves must be worn.
  • Bridles should be used as follows: – ordinary snaffle; Nosebands must be worn, a drop, cavesson or flash with a snaffle. Other tack: martingales, side, running or elasticised reins may not be used in any Dressage competition. You may Martingales in the Equitation Classes.
  • Neck straps or balancing straps (a loop on the front of the saddle) may be used at all levels in the tests. Cruppers are also allowed
  • Boots or bandages are allowed to be worn, but can in the Equitation Classes.
  • Spurs and a whip may also be used.
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