HAT STANDARDS UNIFIED BY THREE GOVERNING BODIES
6th December, 2017.
Small change to hat rules announced for 2018
British Eventing (BE), British Riding Clubs (BRC) and The Pony Club have unified required hat standards across all three bodies.
The move means a single hat tag will be accepted across BE, Pony Club and BRC events next year.
The new aqua coloured hat tag will carry the logo of the body that checks the hat. This enables the source of the tagging to be tracked; while multi-discipline riders no longer need multiple tags on their hats.
The 2018 hat rules include a small change to the AS/NZS 3838 standard for Pony Club and BE, both of which will now only be accepting it from 2006 onwards.
All three bodies have issued an aide memoire for officials listing the standards and quality assurance marks to be used.