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British Eventing (BE) is reminding riders that they must obtain permission annually before wearing a head camera in affiliated competition.

All riders must fill in a form and sign a safety waiver before using the devices.

BE sports manager Debbie Marfell told H&H: “We have had a number of reports of people competing [with a head cam] without permission.

“The rule has been in place for over 10 years and the principle behind it covers both safety and media rights.”

All footage recorded via a headcam is the property of BE and may be uploaded to the internet only for personal use and with written agreement from BE.

Email Debbie.marfell@britisheventing.com for the permission form.

NB: H&H blogger Lauren Shannon did have the required permissions when wearing the head-cam pictured top at Badminton. Her picture is used here purely to illustrate the article and it is not intended in any way to suggest she did not have the correct permissions.

This news story was first published in Horse & Hound (11 July, 2013 issue)