Show jumping phase

Boots can be worn as for normal showjumping as shown below.

Horse with boots on

Bridles as for dressage but can now include:



Reins may be attached to leather ‘D’ rings so that one single reing can be used

Jointed Pelham with D attachments so that 1 single rein can be used.

A Pelham bit
American or continental gags

American or continental gags

A horse on cross-country wearing a gag bit
Hackamore and any form of bitless bridle

Hackamore and any form of bitless bridle

There are many variations on the hackamore. The longer the ‘cheeks’ or shanks are on the side of the bit, the more severe will be the effect on the nose, poll and curb groove.



Martingales/breast plates with martingale attachments, 5 point breast plates

The horse is being ridden in a continental gag with a sheepskin noseband.

Running martingale  - note the rein stops to prevent the martingale rings getting stuck at the top of the reins

Elastic Jumper Breast plate Competitors may not use a curb rein which passes through the rings of a running martingale.

Elastic Jumper Breastplate
Not allowed

Not allowed

Competitors may not use a Market Harborough

Market Harborough's are not allowed. They are a type of running rein and can severely hinder a horse when jumping which makes them unsafe.

Running reins

Grip reins

Holding grip reins

Grip reins are normally used for jumping, these give grip when the horse is wet or sweaty, rubber grip reins are the most commonly used.


Elasticated breast girth

Elasticated breast girth

Elasticated breast girth to prevent the saddle sliding back, which happens more easily on fit horses.

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