Corect tack and turnout for dressage


  • Must be English or Continental style
  • Brown, black, grey or navy
  • Saddle covers are not allowed, except for riding in
  • Gel pad seat savers are allowed as long as they match the saddle and are unobtrusive


  • Prelim and Novice standard – ordinary snaffle
  • Elementary to Advanced standards – ordinary snaffle or double bridle
  • PSG-GP tests (that are ridden under national rules) – ordinary snaffle or double bridle
  • International PSG-GP tests (ridden under FEI) rules – double bridle
  • No tassels or any additions to normal configuration
  • Discreet padding at the poll or noseband is allowed


  • Must be worn
  • Drop, flash or cavesson nosebands to be used with snaffle bridles
  • Only cavesson nosebands to be used with double bridles
  • Grackle nosebands are not allowed

Other tack

  • Bitguards – not allowed
  • Martingales – not allowed
  • Side and running reins – not allowed
  • Reins with elastic inserts – not allowed
  • Bandages and boots – not allowed
  • Blinkers – not allowed
  • Tongue straps – not allowed
  • Breast plates and breast girths – allowed
  • Cruppers – allowed (but not for tests run under FEI rules)


  • Can be used in Prelim classes, 4yo young horse classes, in classes where young horses are ridden in groups, and while riding in
  • Not allowed at Novice standard and upwards
  • Balancing straps are permitted

Fly fringes, gauzes and ear covers

  • May be worn when riding-in, but not during a test
  • With written permission, headshakers may be allowed to wear a nose gauze

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