Bridles: Plain leather preferred.
Synthetic bridles must be brown/black.
Micklem Bridle allowed.
Bit must be attached with leather strap. Browbands: Reins: Plain leather only.
Plastic or nylon must have a leather insert at buckle end.
Lungeing in side reins is permitted but no other gadgets are allowed.
No clips attaching reins to bit.
If used must be smooth. Spurs – Blunt only, made of metal without rowels or sharp edges.
If curved, the curve must be downward and the shank straight back.
Metal spurs with rubber rowels and easy spurs allowed Member/Intermediate: 3.5cm Junior: 2cm Under 12’s competition – spurs not allowed. Bit guards Hackamores/ Bitless bridles: Not allowed.
Blinkers &/or Sheepskin cheek pieces: Not allowed.
Double bridle Breastplates Martingales Not allowed.
Only running martingales are allowed.
Rubber/leather stops to be fitted on reins and neck strap.
Black or brown of plain English type with full tree and 2 (or more) buckled girth strap.
Synthetic saddles allowed.
No coloured saddles, no felt saddles. CROSS COUNTRY BITS: Must not be cruel or dangerous, at discretion of Tack Inspector/Chief Steward.
No leather or wooden mouth-pieces allowed.
Additional covering on any part not allowed.
Optional except that a) Twisted snaffles and Elevators are not allowed b) Two ring Snaffle allowed.
Three ring gag if used fitted with two reins in first ring and any other or a single rein to a rounding attached to first and third ring.
For Junior and U12 a single rein in any ring or by a rounding attached to first and third ring.
Cheltenham gag allowed with two reins Junior and U12 with a single rein.
Tom Thumb allowed.
Boots/bandages – must be well secured and ideally bandages secured by sewing or tape. Saddles ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Irish Pony Club Page 1 of 2 Cross Country Tack Sheet 2013 IPC CROSS COUNTRY TACK SHEET 2013 __________________________________________________________________________________ GENERAL RULES & INFORMATION FOR RIDER’S TURN OUT & SAFETY Skull caps – Only Skull Caps to PAS 015 or EN 1384 or ASTM F1163 (with S.E.I.) Snell E2001 standard are allowed.
All skull caps must bear the CE mark and a quality symbol, either BSI Kitemark or the SEI Global symbol.
Skull caps only for cross country.
Chin Straps – Must be fastened at all times when mounted (on penalty of elimination).
Medical Armbands – Compulsory for all cross country competitions.
Current photo identification required on Medical armbands.
Membership Cards must be carried in Medical Armbands for all competitions.
Body Protectors – Correctly fitted (2cm below rib cage) must be worn for cross country training & competition.
BETA Level 3 compulsory for Cross Country.
Air jackets allowed but must only be used in addition to a normal body protector.
Air jackets must not be worn under any item of clothing, and number bibs should fit loosely or with elasticated fastenings over the air jacket.
Body-rings/studs/Jewellery/Buttonholes – are forbidden.
Jodhpurs/Breeches – only cream/white/beige.
Hair Nets – Long hair must be tied-up in hair net.
Stocks Self-tied stocks only are compulsory for cross country competitions.
Stocks must be secure.
No Stock Pin.
Gaiters if worn If worn must be black or brown leather polished (not suede), with matching boots.
Suede allowed for U. 12’s.
Sweatshirts Branch colour or black or navy over body protectors or Rugby Shirt permissible for cross country.
Long sleeves required.
Number Bibs compulsory for cross country.
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