When attending all mounted Pony Club activities Members should wear a riding jacket or Red Branch Sweat Shirt, Hoodies are NOT allowed. (sweatshirts & PC jackets are available from Iona Pierce ) and beige, black or navy jodhpurs with leather shoes or jodhpur boots, or breeches and either leather or rubber riding boots, a suitable shirt and the official Pony Club tie. In the interests of safety, wellington boots or plimsolls should not be worn. Boots with heavy treads should also not be worn.
HEADGEAR. Hard hats must be worn at all times when mounted. Only hats or skull caps to BSI. kite mark standard PAS.015.1998 European Standard BS EN 1384 1997 or EN 1384 1996 or Snell E2001, AS/NZS 3838 1998 or AS/NZS 3838 2003 can be worn .No other standard will be allowed. It must have a correctly fitted harness and be fastened at all times when mounted -and this includes prize giving. All hats must be tagged. Hats or hat covers must be black or dark blue except for cross-country when a plain red silk should be worn.
Please Note> The Pony Club will not be allowing hats which are only marked with the standard (BS)EN 1384 after 31 December 2015
The prefix ‘BS’ at the start of the EN 1384 standard does not mean the hat has undergone batch testing by the British Standards Institute and hats marked with (BS)EN 1384 and PAS 015 standards must also contain the BSI Kitemark. This is as stated in The Pony Club Yearbook.
HAIR. Hair should always be tidy with no stray strands hanging down over your eyes
Hair should be worn in a net. Long hair must be tied back in a plait or plaits with plain dark bands and preferably very long hair twisted up into a bun.
JEWELLERY. Jewellery should not be worn. Earrings, nose rings or any other sort, however small should never be worn. Leave them at home where they will be safe and so will you. They are dangerous
JACKETS. Tweed hacking jackets, the official Red Pony Club sweat shirts or Black Pony Club Jackets to be worn at rallies. Anoraks and bulky coats are fine for home but not for rallies as it makes it difficult for the instructor to see how you are riding. Barbour type coats if wet or very cold. When cold plenty of layers underneath are the warmest. A Sparkling Pony Club badge on lapel.
SHIRTS White or plain coloured shirts with the Pony Club tie, neatly tied, not halfway down your neck! .
TROUSERS. Jodhpurs or breeches, fawn or cream colour. Loose trousers or jeans must never be worn.
FOOTWEAR. Jodhpur boots or riding boots, black or brown only to be worn. Muckers, Wellies or similar footwear are not to be worn. Boots with heavy treads must not be worn. Half chaps may be worn but must be the same colour as the boots and no tassels.
TACK. The Pony Club expects members to use plain saddlery. Saddlecloths should be plain black, brown, white, cream or dark blue. Saddles should be in good order, stirrups should not be too small, they must have 1/4 inch or 7 mm clearance on either side of the boot when in the stirrup. Please check the stitching on your stirrup leathers as this does become worn over time. Bitless bridles are NOT allowed in Pony Club.
Please Note. When leading a pony you must have a lead rope attached to the headcollar. This is for safety reasons for both leader and rider. Leaders must be at least 10 years old if leading another member in a rally.
Bethan Jones DC