Union flag pocket badge The policy on the wearing of flags is as follows: Only riders selected to represent Great Britain in a Grand Prix team at a CDIO,CPEDI Europeans, World Games or Olympic Games shall be entitled to wear the Union Flag badge on the breast pocket.
Riders competing at CDI level are eligible for a small pocket badge both of which can be obtained from British Dressage. Equipment 27 Equipment – The Horse Any rider entitled to wear a union flag for BD, British Eventing, another National Federation (in Dressage or Eventing), or the World Breeding Championships must compete in the open section.
With the exception of the following: Para Equestrian Dressage riders and anyone awarded a union flag from any other member body of the BEF (eg.
British Horse Society).
As soon as anyone receives a Union Flag any existing qualifications must be transferred to the open section.
U21 Pony Dressage riders may ride in the Restricted section at Advanced Medium.
U21 Pony and Junior Eventing riders may ride in the restricted section at Medium and Advanced Medium.
Members riding under a private invitation in International or foreign National competitions are not eligible for a pocket badge.
Union Flag saddle cloth badges may only be worn when the competitor is competing for Great Britain/ England.
In exceptional circumstances the Board reserves the right to award a pocket badge to an individual rider.
Those selected for friendly internationals are eligible for a small pocket badge with a St George/St Andrew cross/Welsh flag or equivalent.
However, this may not be worn in subsequent competitions.
The above rules apply to Seniors, Ponies, Juniors and Young Riders.
Pony, Junior and Young Riders are also entitled to wear their relevant colour co-ordinated Union Flag pocket badge on the breast pocket (European Championships) but only for the two years following the last occasion they were in the relevant team.
All other Pony, Junior and Young Riders competing at FEI shows are eligible for a small pocket badge which can be obtained from British Dressage, one of these can be worn on the breast pocket but only for the two years following the last occasion they were in the relevant competition. 50.
Saddles Saddles must be worn and be of English or Continental style and must be brown, black, grey or navy.
Side saddles and treeless saddles are permitted.
Western style, traditional Iberian or Arabian or brightly coloured saddles are not permitted.
Stirrup leathers and irons are compulsory and must be attached to the saddle and used in the conventional way.
The rider’s boots must not be fixed to the stirrup iron by mechanical means and if used without dispensation will result in elimination.
Saddle covers are not permitted except during riding-in.
A gel pad/memory foam seat saver is permitted, provided that it is unobtrusive and matches the colour of the saddle.
Other types of seat saver including sheepskin/fur fabric are not permitted unless written dispensation has been obtained from the British Dressage Office. 51.
Saddle cloths – logos – flags a) Saddle cloths bearing the British Flag may only be worn by a competitor who is officially representing Great Britain at an Olympic Games, C.D.I.O., C.D.I, C.D.I.P., C.D.I.J., C.D.I.Y, European Championships, World Equestrian Games.
These must be removed at all other times b) Logos on each side of the Saddle Cloth are permitted but must not exceed 200 square cm (approx 14cm x 14cm or equivalent). 52.
Bridles Equipment Should be used as follows: Preliminary and Novice standard Elementary – Advanced standards Ordinary snaffle Ordinary snaffle or Double bridle 28 PSG-GP tests that are ridden under National rules (unless double bridle requested by selectors) International PSG – GP tests ridden under FEI rules Only the bits illustrated in rule 59 are permitted. Ordinary snaffle or Double bridle Double bridle
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