Teams should wear distinctive uniforms at all times whilst on tour.
Each country should decide on appropriate dress requirements for its own teams. OBJECTIONS 22. (i) There will be NO objections or protests of any sort other than by Officials appointed for the competition. (ii) Coaches only, may inquire about team placings, before the start of the next game. SADDLERY 23 Ponies must be turned out with well fitting and properly maintained saddlery, including saddles made on a conventional hunting/general purpose tree and fitted with the usual stirrup bars with safety clips in the “down” position.
They should be mounted with leathers, hunting or safety pattern irons and a two buckle girth. Any saddles made without a tree, or those employing a half tree or front arch only, are prohibited.
Similarly, racing saddles measuring less than 16 inches (40.6 cms) in length (ie from front arch to cantle) and weighing less than 5 lbs are not permissible. Martingales: The only martingales permitted are irish, standing, bib or running.
Only one of which may be worn at the one time.
Standing martingales may be attached only to the cavesson portion of the noseband fitted above the bit. Nosebands: The only nosebands permitted are cavesson, drop, grakle or flash, The kineton noseband is not permitted.
Stoppers are required on reins as appropriate. No item of tack may be used for any other purpose, or in any other way than for which it was designed and intended, eg running martingales may not be used as standing martingales. Bits: The bit must be a plain snaffle with a straight bar or a single joint in the middle.
The mouth piece must be smooth all round.
Bitless bridles (including the hackamore) are NOT permitted. Nickel bits and stirrup irons can be dangerous and are not recommended. In events where saddles are not used, neck straps and martingales must be removed. The reins must be OVER and not under the ponies’ neck.
If the reins are knotted, they must be undone at the buckle end.
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