Eventing Kit Guide

Starting out eventing? Well here is our Eventing Kit Guide; Eventing can be a daunting experience with not only one but three disciplines to perfect and whether you are competition in un-affiliated or affiliated BE events we have put together a simple kit guide to make sure you have everything needed.

Dressage

A horse and rider showing dressage clothing

For Your Horse

  • Saddle: English or conventional style
  • Bridle: You are permitted to use a snaffle or micklem bridle with flash/ crossed including. grackle/mexican or dropped noseband only
  • Bit: Snaffle bits only
  • Spurs (OPTIONAL)
  • No whips allowed in dressage phase
  • No boots or bandages are permitted
  • Breastplate (OPTIONAL)

For You

  • Show Jacket: In Black or dark Blue
  • Protective Hat: that has passed Pas 015, BsEn1384 Provided they are
  • European–En1384 (Bsi kitemarked or sEi)
  • Plain black boots or topped boots or full grain smooth black leather gaiters with matching boots with White/ Buff or Fawn breeches OR Brown boots or brown leather gaiters with matching boots with buff or Brown breeches.
  • Gloves
  • Stock or White Tie: which should be correctly secured
  • Hair Net: Long hair should be appropriately secured

Showjumping

A showjumper and their horse

For Your Horse

  • Saddle: English or Conventional style
  • Bridle
  • Tendon & Fetlock Boots (OPTIONAL)
  • Running Martingale/ Breastplate (OPTIONAL)

For You

  • Show Jacket: In Black or dark Blue
  • Protective Hat: that has passed Pas 015, BsEn1384 Provided they are
  • European–En1384 (Bsi kitemarked or sEi)
  • Boots: Plain black boots or topped boots or full grain smooth black leather gaiters with matching boots with White/ Buff or Fawn breeches OR Brown boots or brown leather gaiters with matching boots with buff or Brown breeches.
  • Spurs: (OPTIONAL)
  • Stock or White tie: which should be correctly secured

Cross-Country

A cross-country horse rider

For Your Horse

  • Saddle: English or conventional style
  • Bridle
  • Horse protective / event boots (OPTIONAL)
  • Horse over reach boots (OPTIONAL)
  • Martingale / breastplate (OPTIONAL)
  • Studs if needed depending on ground conditions

For You

  • Protective Hat that has passed Pas 015, BsEn1384 Provided they are
  • European–En1384 (Bsi kitemarked or sEi)
  • Body protector: Must be BETA approved and Labelled Level 3
  • Spurs (OPTIONAL)
  • Air jackets:  (OPTIONAL) but must be worn over an approved body protector
  • Sweater or Shirt (long sleeves highly recommended)
  • Boots: Plain black boots or topped boots or full grain smooth black leather gaiters with matching boots with White/ Buff or Fawn breeches OR Brown boots or brown leather gaiters with matching boots with buff or Brown breeches.
  • Number bib
  • Medical arm band
  • Whip (OPTIONAL)

Our guide is based on un-affiliated one day events as well as British Eventing levels BE80, BE90, BE100 and Novice however, above this you may need to adjust your kit slightly to meet British Eventing rules and regulations. If you’re still confused about what to wear and need some more questions asked then we have added a link to the British Eventing Website. We hope this has been helpful to you all, and good luck at your events!

More info: http://www.britisheventing.com/