All riding hats must be the minimum standard of PAS 015. On arrival, your hat will be checked by a member of our team. If your hat does not meet the current standard you will be asked to borrow one. This also applies if we feel your hat is not correctly fitted. Riding Hat Standards Guide.
We encourage the use of body protectors for all riders, especially when jumping. We ask all riders to wear body protectors to the minimum standard of BETA Level 3 2009+. Body Protectors Standards Guide.
Riding boots are a safety item and should have a small tread and a heel that is 1 inch to 1 1/2 inch high. This will prevent your foot from slipping through the stirrups. For your initial lesson if you do not have riding boots you should attend in a solid shoe/boot. We usually recommend Wellies are a suitable fit for this. We do not provide riding boots, if we feel your footwear is not appropriate you may be declined to ride. No trainers or sandals are to be worn on the yard.
We ask that riders cover their shoulders for protection with a t-shirt or long sleeve tops, so please do not wear vest tops etc. If you do not have riding jodhpurs; jogging bottoms or gym leggings are appropriate. You should avoid jeans with thick seams as this can be uncomfortable. ALL riders must wear gloves.
Long hair should be tied back at the nape of the neck. With no hair bands/pins under the riding hat as they cause pressure points.
As you continue your riding journey, you may wish to invest in some riding equipment, we do not encourage riders to rush out and buy ‘all the gear’ straight away as this can be costly. If you would like to purchase your own riding equipment, a member of our team will happily advise on the best places to purchase one and provide recommendations.