Our Managing Director Stephen Biddlecombe is the UK distributor of Bombers Bits. If you`re planning a winter of training ahead of next year`s (2018) eventing, take a look at Stephen`s suggestions for some of the most popular pieces you`ll be able to see at next spring`s events: there have been no changes to the permitted mouthpieces or pieces for national classes at British Eventing affiliate competitions; Detailed information on the authorised wicks can be found in Rule 7.19.6 of the BE Regulation and the 2020 Members` Manual. Shirts – For dressage, a light or white shirt is required, with collar, bottom needle and tie or choke. To jump, any colorful shirt with a stick pin and tie or choke is allowed. For cross-country skiing, a long-sleeved shirt is required. All colors or patterns are acceptable. Stirrups – The stirrups must allow the immediate separation of the boot from the stirrup in the event of a fall. Prohibited calipers include safety stirrups, magnetic strip stirrups and K`Vall calipers. For dressage, toe cages are not allowed and for cross-country skiing only if they are made of a flexible and foldable material. If you have a question about the rules that you cannot find in the be rules and the members` manual, please contact the sports team at sport@britisheventing.com or 0330 1748196 (select the Sport/Rules option). The FEI has confirmed that the mouthpieces and cheeks listed in Annex A of the FEI Eventing Rules for 2020 are the only ones eligible for the dressage phase of the RDI competition.

There are certain tack requirements for your horse if you compete according to the UK eventing rules for the show jumping phase. Here we explain a brief overview of the 2020 UK Eventing Rules and the 2020 Members` Manual. Essentially, the British Dressage and Show Jumping Rules govern the dressage and show jumping trial phase, unless the amended British Eventing Rules apply – Rule 7.19.7. Helmets – All riders must wear a properly fitting helmet that meets or exceeds ASTM/SEI standards during assembly. Harnesses must be fixed and properly mounted. All colored helmets are allowed, but no accents or discreet and tasteful accents are recommended for dressage. Coat – A tweed or dark colored jacket is required for dressage. It must be well mounted and must be fully buttoned. Hydraulic fracturing is allowed at higher levels, but not at lower levels.

To jump, all colored coats are acceptable. It must be well mounted and must be fully buttoned. In some of the lower levels, a coat can sometimes be rotated and riders just need to have a nice shirt with a collar without a neck covering. As the uk`s national eventing governing body, British Eventing regulates and plans over 170 events across the UK, welcoming over 15,000 members and almost 94,000 entries per season (March to October). Classes range from entry-level national competitions to the highest international levels. Wearing legs – You can`t have anything on your horse`s legs for your dressage test. You can use polo shirts, tendon boots, brush boots or cross-country boots for your jumping and cross-country tests. Sprenger Satinox wicks are the high-quality counterpart of anatomically shaped stainless steel wicks. Panties – Light, brown or white pants are required for dressage and jump rings.

White pants are the most common. They must be clean and well equipped. Pants are required for cross-country, but can be of any color. Mors – For dressing, the minimum diameter of the dentition should be 14 mm. In cross-country skiing, the lever arm should not exceed 10 cm. The addition of scissors, including all packaging materials except latex, is not permitted in any test. Bit guards are allowed for cross country and show jumping, but not for dressage. Gags attached to the flange and teeth are allowed in cross-country and jumping, but not in dressage. Gags that pass under the chin and are not attached to the bridle are not allowed. Tongue plates, central control plates, rolling parts on wicks and wicks with more than two joints are not allowed in dressage, but in jumping and cross-country. Corrugated wicks, barrel articulated wicks, medium roller wicks, hanging cheeks, inclined mouthpieces, weymouths and double-jointed wicks are permitted in all three tests. If you have any further questions about bits, please read the rules.

Whip – A whip can be worn, for dressage it does not need to be longer than 120cm/47.2″ including eyelashes. When jumping and cross-country skiing, it should not exceed 75 cm/30 inches, including eyelashes, and should not be weighted. Adjustable whips are not allowed. An experienced and insured veterinarian is always on site when show jumping and cross-country take place (only on training days, when a veterinarian is not on site, there is always a backup arrangement). In addition to the veterinarian, the organizer must provide his own fully equipped horse ambulance.

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