GR6.13 In the case that a rider needs to make a tack change during a session, the rider must gain permission from the Chief Referee and must remove the pony from the arena to make the change.
After the change has been made, he will report back to the Chief Referee between games for permission to return to play.
The Chief Referee may perform a tack inspection prior to allowing the rider to return to play.
The session will continue the play of the games while the tack change occurs.
During the tack change, if the team or pair does not have enough riders to continue, that team or pair will have to either sit out or ride un-scored until their offending rider returns to play. Dress GR7.1 Riders must wear riding pants such as jodhpurs or breeches, except as stated by the organizer. GR7.2 Riders are required to wear riding boots with a heel. GR 7.3 A team or pair should wear matching shirts or pinneys so as to identify and distinguish themselves as a team.
Team shirts must cover the rider’s midriff.
Shirts must cover the rider’s shoulder. Sleeveless professional sports jerseys are permitted, but tank tops and ripped sleeves are not.
The team must remain in the same colors for the duration of the competition. GR7.4 Organizers may require matching jodhpurs, polo shirts, or other formal attire at their discretion.
Any such requirements will be stated on the prize list. GR7.5 The following has been adapted from USEF regulations… PROTECTIVE HEADGEAR: 7.5a At all levels of mounted games competition at Mounted Games Across America sanctioned competitions and recognized competitions, riders must wear headgear as follows in 7.5b through 7.5f, except as may otherwise be mandated by local law: 7.5b It is compulsory for all riders, when mounted anywhere on the competition grounds to wear properly fastened protective headgear which meets or exceeds ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials)/SEI (Safety Equipment Institute) standards for equestrian use and carries the SEI tag.
It must be properly fitted with harness secured. 7.5c While competing in a session, all riders must wear properly fitting protective headgear which passes or surpasses ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials)/SEI (Safety Equipment Institute) standards for equestrian use and carries the SEI tag.
It must be properly fitted with harness secured.
Any coach under age 18 in the arena with a team competing must also wear properly fitting protective headgear with harness secured. 7.5d It is the responsibility of the rider or the parent or guardian of the junior rider to see to it that the headgear worn complies with appropriate safety standards for protective headgear intended for equestrian use and is properly fitted and in good condition.
MGAA, the organizers, referee, and officials are not responsible for checking headgear worn for such compliance. 7.5e MGAA makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, about any protective headgear and cautions riders that death or serious injury may result despite wearing such headgear as all equestrian sports involve inherent dangerous risk and as no helmet can protect against all foreseeable injuries. 7.5f Violation of this rule at any time, at the discretion of the referee, shall be penalized and may result in elimination from the race or competition.
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