Dress Code

Neat dress is required in the judging rings at all times. Please see below details of the acceptable dress for the various participants in the Showing section;

Ridden Show Classes

  • Tweed jacket for both ladies and gentlemen
  • Neat shirt and tie
  • Beige, fawn or cream breeches
  • Long black boots
  • Gloves
  • Protective headgear conforming to the current recommended kitemark standard - PAS 015, F1163 or Snell and fitted with an adjustable harness is recommended for all riders. (Please note that (BS) EN 1384 hats will not be permitted unless the hat is dual stamped with another standard such as Snell or PAS 015). It is compulsory for riders under the age of 16 years. In the ridden show classes gentlemen and lady riders over 16 years of age may if they so choose wear a bowler hat (gentlemen) or a velvet hunt cap (ladies).
  • Showing cane

Working Hunter Horse, Working Hunter Pony, Performance Irish Draught, Connemara Performance Hunter, International Connemara Performance Hunter, *Combined Training, *Junior Equitation, Young Event Horse and Small Event Horse Classes

  • Tweed or hunting style jacket for both ladies and gentlemen
  • Neat shirt and tie
  • Beige, fawn or cream breeches
  • Long black boots
  • Gloves
  • Protective headgear conforming to the current recommended kitemark standard - PAS 015, F1163 or Snell and fitted with an adjustable harness is compulsory for all riders.  (Please note that (BS) EN 1384 hats will not be permitted unless the hat is dual stamped with another standard such as Snell or PAS 015).
  • A body protector must be worn by all riders. A correctly fitted, BETA approved and appropriately labelled Level 3 body protector, manufactured in the year 2000 or after, is recommended. If a rider chooses to wear an airbag style body protector, it must be worn over a recommended body protector.
  • Showing cane

*For the Combined Trainiing and Junior Equitation, show jumping jackets will also be permitted.

In-Hand Show Classes

  • Gentlemen should wear a suit or jacket and trousers, with collar and tie in addition to a bowler hat
  • Ladies may wear a tweed jacket and trousers with a hunting cap or a suitable skirt or suit with a hat.
  • Footwear for both ladies and gentlemen should be appropriate for the terrain – non slip, sturdy and low heeled i.e. jodhpur boots. Trainers are not permitted under any circumstance.
  • Gloves
  • Showing cane.

Grooms

  • Grooms must be neatly attired when entering the show ring, failure to observe the dress code will result in immediate expulsion from the ring.
  • Neat collar and tie
  • Jacket or gillet
  • Trousers – jeans are not permitted under any circumstance
  • Suitable footwear i.e. jodhpur boots. Trainers are not permitted under any circumstance.