British Showjumping unveils changes to jacket rule

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British Showjumping unveils changes to jacket rule
British Showjumping unveils changes to jacket rule

Following a British Showjumping National Sport Committee meeting this week, a change has been made to rule 101 regarding jacket styles and colours allowed to be worn for all affiliated competitions.

In summary, the principal changes are as follows:

- Traditional style tailored hacking/show jackets will now be allowed in all colours, with the only exception being of British team colours.

- New styled jackets consisting of one or two base colours with piping in a different colour must be approved by British Showjumping.

- No other rider can ride in jackets of the same colours which have already been registered and no rider, owner or sponsor may register more than one set of colours.

- New styled jackets must be fully zipped up during competition. Currently, the only approved new style jackets are manufactured by John Whitaker International.

- In hot weather competitors may be permitted to compete without jackets, at the judges' discretion, but they must wear white shirts with either long or short sleeves,

Competitors are advised to check the rule changes for a full explanation.

For full information about the rule change visit