What to wear for affiliated showjumping competitions

  • Competitors must be dressed in correct riding clothes including jackets whenever they enter the arena.


    • Competitors may wear traditionally or new-styled jackets in the arena
    • New style jackets for riders ranked 1-250 on BSJA Riders Ranking list no. 296 and all lists thereafter…
      • riders can register their own, sponsors and owners colours. Two base colours are allowed, with different coloured piping. (must be approved by the BSJA)
      • colours are unique – no riders may ride in colours already registered
      • no more than one set of colours per person to be registered
      • up to 3 sponsor logos can be put on the right hand sleeve, and one on breast pocket.
      • BSJA logo to appear on all left hand jacket sleeves
    • New style jackets for riders ranked 251 and below on BSJA Rider Rankings list no. 296 and all lists thereafter…
      • choice of six colours – black, navy, grey, brown, dark green and burgundy
      • to be in one colour, or one colour with a panel
      • piping can be in white or a complimentary colour
    • In hot weather, riders may be allowed to compete without jackets.
      white long or short sleeved shirts must be worn, and ties must be firmly secured
    • The following jacket colours are reserved for members of the British Nations Cup Team or Championship team…
      • Dark blue
      • Red collar with white piping
      • Red trim above pockets
      • Brass buttons


    • White or pastel coloured only, with white collars
    • To be worn with ties or hunting stocks
    • Ladies only may wear white or pastel coloured showjumping shirts with high white collars, and without a tie or stock.
    • Coloured ties or stocks may be worn with hacking jackets
    • Junior members who are also Pony Club members may wear the Pony Club tie regardless of jacket colour


    • Must be white, pale yellow or fawn coloured


    • Traditional style riding or jodhpur boots
    • Plain black or brown leather gaiters, cut in traditional riding boot style
    • Suede chaps to match boot colour may only be worn by juniors, in black or brown only


    • Optional

    Body Protectors

    • Optional

    Not permitted

    • Polo necks
    • Chaps
    • Half chaps


    • Protective headgear must be worn at all times when riding, with the harness securely fastened.
    • Hats must meet standards EN1384, ASTMF 1163, PAS 015 or SNELL E2001, with kitemark or SEI.
    • Separate covers should be peaked, plain dark coloured, registered colours or colours to co-ordinate with the jacket.
    • Multi-coloured/multi-patterned hats are not permitted


    • Only to be worn in the traditionally correct way – curve of neck of spur directed downwards
    • No spurs with necks in excess of 3cms long
    • No spurs with necks set on the inside of the heel
    • No spurs with rowel diameters in excess of 1cm
    • No spurs with roughened or cutting edges
    • No serrated spurs
    • For pony classes, spurs with necks must not exceed 2cms long, and they are not to be pointed, sharp or rowelled
    • Plastic spurs are not allowed

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