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IMPORTANT: Update on riding hat standards

last updated on March 16, 2015 15:12

IMPORTANT: Update on riding hat standards

Following the announcement in December by the EU Commission that the BS/EN1384 hat standard has been withdrawn, British Dressage has decided to revise its approach to the removal of the standard.

Hats with the BS/EN1384 standard will continue to be permitted for use in British Dressage Competitions throughout 2015 and 2016.

British Dressage will still be removing the BS/EN1384 from the list of recommended standards from the 1 January 2017.

BD will still allow the BS/EN1384 standard to be worn until at least January 2017, however this may be extended depending on the publication of the new harmonised European standard, the date for which has yet to be confirmed.

BD do advise that members should update their hats regularly and, when doing so, they meet one of the current standards.

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