East Cornwall Pony Club

What to wear

To remind members of the correct dress for Pony Club events, here is a brief summary. The full rules can be found in the Pony Club Rule Book at www.pcuk.org/Parents-Information/.

PC Clothing

Pony Club Clothing including can be purchased by contacting Lucy Thomas on pcclothing@echpc.org.uk.  Available clothing and prices can be found below (prices correct as of 24/01/2019):

PC Sweatshirts up to 32" - £12.00, over 32" - £15.50

PC Polo Shirts up to Age 13 - £11.00, over Age 13 - £14.00

PC XC Colours up to Age 12 - £15.00, over Age 12 - £25.00

PC XC Hat Silk - £14.00

PC Waterproof Jackets up to 32" - £36.00, over 32" - £43.50

PC Gilet up to Childs XL - £25.00, Larger size - £33.50

PC Saddle Cloths Full and Cob - £28.00

PC Scrunchies - £3.00

PC Ties - £5.50

PC Badges - £2.00

PC Medical Arm Band - £4.50


**From 1st January 2016, hats containing the specification  (BS) EN1384 WILL NOT be allowed for use within the Pony Club.  We are currently hat checking at Rallies and all hats should now be tagged with a white tag.  If you hat has not been upgraded to the correct standard, you will not be able to ride, so please check.  if you are unsure, please let JULIA BASSETT know**

It is mandatory for all members to wear a protective helmet manufactured to the minimum specification PAS 015, ASTM F1163, AS/NZS 3838 1998, Snell E2001 or EN1384 (to Dec 2015). The standards PAS 015, ASTM F1163, AS/NZS 3838 1998 and Snell E2001 are strongly recommended as these are currently considered to afford the best protection

Hats must be worn at all times when mounted with the chinstrap fastened. Hats will be checked and a Pony Club tag applied.

New 2019 rules are attached.

Back Protectors

Back Protectors must be BETA 2009 Standard from 1st Jan 2016.  Back Protectors with an older standard will not be permitted for use in XC Training and Competition.  Please ensure yours is of the current standard to avoid disappointment at rallies.

New 2019 rules are attached.

Mounted Rallies

Pony club sweatshirt, plain shirt or branch polo shirt with PC tie, plain beige, navy or black jodhpurs, brown or black boots, plain black or brown chaps. Hair must be tied back or worn in a hairnet. All clothing must be clean and tidy.

For cross-country rallies a body protector is compulsory. Cross-country colours can be worn if preferred.

Gloves should always be worn.

For Fun Rides it is not necessary to wear official Pony Club dress but the hat and body protector rules apply.


They must be well groomed, clean and tidy. Mane plaiting is optional. Ponies hooves to be picked out and then oiled.


Should be clean and supple, well fitting and stitching should be checked regularly. Girths and numnahs should be plain coloured and either white, cream, navy blue or black. Unfortunately under Pony Club rules other colour numnahs or contrasting trims are not allowed, apart from the blue saddle cloths with the ECHPC logo.


The Pony Club’s rule number 16. IV. Body Protectors is immediately amended with regard to air jackets. Previously it was always compulsory to wear a body protector if the Member was wearing an air jacket. With immediate effect this rule now only applies in cross country and Pony Racing. In any other circumstances air jackets may now be worn without a body protector.

If a Member chooses to wear a combined air jacket and body protector they do not have to wear a separate body protector as well. A combined air jacket and body protector satisfies the requirements of the rule.

The rule will now read as follows (the amendment is written in red):

Rule 16

IV. Body Protectors

The Pony Club does not make the use of body protectors compulsory, except
for all cross-country riding and Pony Racing whether it be training or
competing. For general use, the responsibility for choosing body protectors
and the decision as to their use must rest with Members and their parents.
It is recommended that a rider’s body protector should not be more than 2%
of their body weight. When worn, body protectors must fit correctly, be
comfortable, and must not restrict movement.

Riders who choose to use the Woof Wear Body Cage EXO must lodge a key with
the event organiser when they collect their number.

If a rider chooses to wear an air jacket in cross country or Pony Racing it
must only be used in addition to a normal body protector. Parents and
Members must be aware that riders may be permitted to continue after a fall
in both competition and training rides. In the event of a fall, it must be
fully deflated or removed before continuing, the conventional body protector
will continue to give protection. Air jackets must not be worn under a
jacket and number bibs should be fitted loosely or with elasticated
fastenings over the air jacket.

When an air jacket inflates, the sudden noise startles horses in the
immediate vicinity, thereby causing difficulties for the other members of a
ride during a group ride in a confined area, e.g. an indoor school or
outdoor ménage. Air jackets are therefore discouraged for group rides.



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