General Show Information

GENERAL GUIDANCE

HAT STANDARDS: It is mandatory for all riders to wear a protective helmet at all times when mounted with a chinstrap fastened and adjusted so as to prevent movement of the hat in the event of a fall. This rule defines the quality of manufacture that is required. The individual disciplines also have additional requirements with regard to type.

The approved hat standards accepted as of 1st October 2023 are detailed in the table below:

  1. PAS 015: 2011 with BSI Kitemark.
  2. VG1 with BSI Kitemark.
  3. Snell E2016 onwards with the official Snell label and number.
  4. ASTM-F1163 2004a onwards with the SEI mark.
  5. AS/NZS 3838, 2006 onwards.

For cross-country fences, PTV in Trec whether Arena or outside of an arena, Arena Eventing a jockey skull cap must be worn, with no fixed peak, peak type extensions or noticeable protuberances above the eyes or to the front and should have an even round or elliptical shape with a smooth or slightly abrasive surface. A removable hat cover/ silk with a light flexible peak may be used if required.


No recording device is permitted (e.g. hat cameras, body cameras) as they may have a negative effect on the performance of safety equipment in the event of a fall.

BODY PROTECTORS: We do not make the use of body protectors compulsory, except for all Cross Country riding, Trec PTV phase and Arena Eventing whether it be training or competing. Body Protectors must meet BETA Level 3 standard 2009 (purple label)as a minimum. If a rider chooses to wear an air jacket it must only be used in addition to a normal body protector in these situations.

On the day of the show: 

  • If you must bring a dog it must be on a short lead at all times and not go into the Arenas
  • Please do not tie to gates, fences etc – horses and dogs
  • Water for horses is available
  • Toilets are available 
Few other reminders:
Lorries and trailers only to be parked in the lorry park. Other vehicles in the front car park.
Only horses entered to compete are welcome to attend the centre unless prior arrangement. (They are not permitted to use the collecting ring.)
There will be no ridden presentation of rosettes at the end of a class. They will be available for collection from the gate steward shortly after the results are announced.
Running order Times will be posted on website 2 days before.

Several shows are held throughout the year including Dressage, Show Jumping, Arena Eventer Trial and Trec. For additional information on the different disciplines click on the links below.