Key British Eventing Rule Changes for 2017

In less than three months the 2017 British Eventing season will be underway and with it some updates to bring our members on key rule changes.

Previously only compulsory below Novice level ‘Protective Headwear’ is now mandatory for all three phases, including dressage, at all levels. Protective headwear that meets the required standard must be worn whenever mounted anywhere at a BE event; this means that for Novice level and above hunting caps or beagle hats, and for Advanced Intermediate level and above top hats, are no longer permitted when mounted at a BE event. Please note that this rule is applicable to BE National classes only and for FEI rules on headwear for all FEI classes please refer to

A complete list of rule changes will be published on the BE website in due course with the full 2017 Members’ Handbook available in the New Year. For questions on rules please contact


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