Body Protector vests must meet or exceed, and be appropriately labelled ASTM approved standard F1937 or BETA Level 3 body protector standard.
Body Protector/Inflatable Vest
⭐️2.1 A body protector vest is mandatory for the warm-up and the cross-country test. A body protector vest may also be worn for the warm-up and during other tests. Body Protector vests must meet or exceed, and be appropriately labelled ASTM approved standard F1937 or BETA Level 3 body protector standard.
⭐️2.2 An inflatable vest may be worn: Only when worn over an approved body protector vest during the warm-up for and for the cross country test
As a standalone item of dress for the warm-ups for and during the dressage and jumping tests only if it has been approved for use without a body protector vest by the manufacturer. The inflatable vest must always be worn on the outside of other garments.
⭐️2.3 Violation of this rule shall be penalized at the discretion of the Ground Jury, and may result in elimination.
⭐️2.4 Competitors are strongly recommended to check their body protectors on a regular basis and to replace them if damaged.
⭐️2.5 It is strongly advised that the body protector should impede neither flexibility nor balance.
⭐️2.6 Stable, team or club colours are permitted