The differences in tack and attire for Working Equitation are to show and preserve the working tack and attire that is a part of the culture of each country. We in the USA ride and compete with horses from many different cultures from around the world. These differences in our horses and their cultures reflect the different types of equitation that have come together to make our own Western traditional. Dressage tack and attire will always be appropriate no matter what the breed or breeds of your horse.
PLEASE NOTE THAT AN ASTM/SEI HELMET IS REQUIRED FOR ALL RIDERS AT ALL TIMES WHILE MOUNTED. A RIDER WITHOUT A HELMET WHILE MOUNTED IS IMMEDIATELY DISQUALIFIED. NO EXCEPTIONS.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALTHOUGH A SAFETY VEST IS NOT REQUIRED, IT IS ALWAYS ACCEPTED AS APPROPRIATE ATTIRE.
The appropriateness (legality and safety) of both tack and attire will be checked prior to the competitor's entry into the competition ring by an official appointed by the show.