Gear Checking

Here are a few of the items that will be checked by instructors at Rallies to ensure the safety of riders and ponies, and comply with Pony Club WA rules:


  • Girths: Ensure they are the correct length and there is room to tighten after 15 minute’s exercise.

  • Stirrup irons: Should have a gap of between 2 cm and 3 cm after boot is inserted to ball of foot.

  • Stirrup leathers: Ensure your leathers are well stitched.

  • Helmets: Up-to-date and to be brought to the Horsemastership session for checking - PCWA is still permitting the EN1384 manufactured between 2011 - 2015 only, unless it has the VG1 mark or other standard marks. Further information available here.

For the complete PCWA Gear Checking Manual click here.

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