Of Body Protecting Vest Requirement In Eventing Rules
is a reminder that approved rule changes effective December 1,
2003, are posted after the Annual Meeting and throughout the year
under Rules/Changes on the USA Equestrian website at http://www.equestrian.org/rulechange/index.asp.
July 8, 2003, the USA Equestrian Board of Directors passed a rule
defining light-weight clothing for Cross Country Tests in Eventing.
The requirement to wear body protecting vests has not been changed,
only the location of the text, which was moved in January 2003
to Article 1713.2. All competitors are still required to wear
a body protecting vest during cross-country whether or not light-weight
clothing is worn, and the requirement of a body protecting vest
remains in the 2004 Rule Book.
are the rule changes regarding vests:
1713. Dress (Effective 12/1/03)
CROSS-COUNTRY TEST. Light-weight clothing is appropriate for this
Test, a shirt (any color) with sleeves must be worn. Protective
Headgear in accordance with paragraph 1 above. This headgear may
be any color. A body protecting vest with a shirt with sleeves
(any color) must be worn. The Federation suggests that these should
pass or surpass the current American Society for Testing and Materials
standard F1937, certified by the Safety Equipment Institute. Lightweight
clothing is appropriate for this test. Britches may be any color;
Gloves (if worn) may be any color; Boots - black, brown, field
or dress. Chaps, half-chaps and/or leggings are not allowed.
text is to be deleted 12/1/03 per rule change approved 1/19/03
that the new language regarding vests, which follows, will be
moved from Art. 1713.5 to 1713.2.
PROTECTIVE VESTS. A body protecting vest must be worn in the cross-country
test. Stable, team or club colors are permitted. The Federation
recommends that the vest should pass or surpass the current ASTM
standard F1937 or be certified by the Safety Equipment Institute.
Torri Nahorniak, Sport Manager, Eventing, with any questions or
concerns at (859) 225-2027 or email@example.com
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