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I get asked questions a lot about whether certain colours or styles are ‘BSJA legal’ or ‘competition legal’ so i have compiled a list of questions and answers for you…..

Have A Look At Our Competition Wear For Inspiration!

 

BOOTS

tall sovereign riding boots mountain horse

Can I Wear Brown Boots For Showjumping (BSJA)?

You may be suprised to know that you do not have to wear black boots when competing at BSJA. The rules actually state:

‘Boots must be in plain black or black with mahogany or patent tops or
plain brown or brown with patent tops or plain navy blue or navy blue with
mahogany or patent tops.
Traditional style leather jodhpur boots in plain black, brown or navy blue may be
worn by Junior riders..’

So those of you who are in love with your Mountain Horse brown Sovereigns will be very pleased about this!

Can I Wear Patent Boots For Showjumping (BSJA)?

In line with the previous questions, yes you can wear patent boots as long as the tones are mutted and colours conservative. Great news for the Mountain Horse Lux Boots!

 

SHIRTS & JACKETS

 

equetech florence competition shirt

Can I Wear Sleeveless Shirts For Competing in Showjumping?

If it is under your jacket then it shouldn’t be a problem, but if you want to ride without your jacket on then the shirt must have short or long sleeves.

Do I Have To Wear A Jacket When Competing in Showjumping?

In hot weather the rules state that ‘at the judges discretion’ jackets don’t have to be worn.  As long as you have a shirt on with long or short sleeves as well as a stock or a high collar you are fine.

‘ Shirts may have long or short sleeves and must have a white collar;
long-sleeved shirts must have white cuffs. Ladies may wear shirts with high
white collars without a stock. If a jacket is not worn, shirts must have sleeves
and either short or long sleeves are permitted. Coloured ties or stocks may be
worn with hacking jackets. ‘

What Colour Jacket Can I Wear When Showjumping?

You are allowed to wear traditional style & new style taylored jackets in most colours as long as they aren’t in the British Team colours (dark blue with red collar and white piping). There are rules around logos & names on jackets so double check if you want to have this on your jacket.

Can I Wear A Waterproof Jacket If It Is Raining?

You can at the judges discretion. So it is worth having a smart waterproof with you. Have a look at our range HERE.

 

BREECHES

ps of sweden beige mathilde riding tights

Can I Wear Grey or Beige Jodphurs or Breeches When Showjumping at BSJA?

Yes, you can wear any of the following: white, beige, cream, canary yellow and since 2021 grey. Have a look at our range here.

‘Breeches or jodhpurs must be white, pale yellow, beige, grey or fawn in colour.
Black or Navy are not allowed..’

 

 

GLOVES

super x country gloves

Do i have to wear gloves for BSJA?

No, you are not required to wear gloves.

Have a look at our competition range HERE.

 

BRIDLES

ps of sweden high jump bridle

Can I use a bridle without a throatlash for Showjumping competitions?

Yes, this includes the ergonomic PS of Sweden bridles which don’t require a throatlash.

Can i use a Grackle bridle for Showjumping competitons?

Yes, a grackle bridle such as the PS of Sweden Athens bridle is BD legal.

 

STIRRUPS

freejump stirrups

Can i use open-branch safety stirrups when competing?

Yes, this includes our Freejump stirrups range. In fact the open-branch stirrups are legal for BD, BSJA & Pony Club (except for mounted games).

 

For further information see the official BSJA handbook

You can now take our range of Freejump stirrups on trial! This is a great way to give them a go in the confidence that you can send them back if they arent right for you.

How does it work?

  • Buy the stirrups here for the normal price.
  • Keep them for up to 10 days and try them out.
  • If you like them then just return the trial pair & I will send you your brand new pair out in the post.
  • If you decide not to keep them then just send them back after 1o days for a full refund (minus postage cost).

 

Ts&Cs

  • Return postage must be tracked & insured to the full value of the stirrups.
  • You are responsible for the return postage cost & ensuring they are received back.
  • Returns must be sent within 10 days of receiving the stirrups.
  • The stirrups must be returned in the same condition as you received them.
  • If the stirrups are damaged you will incur the cost of either fixing or replacing them.

Click HERE to see the range of stirrups available for trial.

Finding breeches & riding tights to fit can be tricky, especially when shopping online. So i have created a series of blogs to help you out.

As a tall rider myself (5ft10) I always struggle with finding breeches that are long enough.  So having tried on all of our ranges here are my recommendations for long legs.

 

PS of Sweden Mathilde Riding Tights

ps of sweden mathilde wine tightsThese are my favourite riding tights for wearing for competitions, clinics and lessons. They are really comfortable and stay up and in place thanks to the high waistband.

They also look really smart and the belt loops, back pockets and faux zip panel make them look just like breeches.

Crucially for tall riders they are long in the leg!

 

ps of sweden mathilde sapphire tightsThey come in a range of colours including plum, black, grey, beige, navy & wine. £85

True to size if not slightly on the smaller size, so if you are unsure go up a size. They should be a tight fit to pull on.

Sizes Uk8-16

 

 

The Stats

  • Stay-up-ability 5/5
  • Stickyseat-ness 4/5 (full seat)
  • High waist-ness 4/5
  • Phone pockets x 2
  • Comfort 5/5
  • Style 5/5
  • Breathability 4/5
  • Thickness of material 4/5
  • Stretch 5/5

Click HERE to see the Mathile Range.

 

 

Flexars

flexar riding tights plumFlexars riding tights are great for long legs. They are also very comfortable and stay up thanks to the very high waist!

These are great for everyday wear and are perfect for the gym, yard work and just lounging about!

 

 

The Stats

  • Stay-up-ability 5/5
  • Stickyseat-ness 0/5 (no sticky seat)
  • High waist-ness 5/5
  • Phone pockets x 1
  • Comfort 5/5
  • Style 3/5
  • Breathability 4/5
  • Thickness of material 4/5
  • Stretch 5/5

 

Sizings are really generous and go from UK6-20. £59.95

Colours: plum, navy & black

Click HERE to see the Flexars Range.

 

 

Equetech Botanics Riding Tights

equetech botanical riding tightsThese are new for 2021 from Equetech. They are great for taller riders and have a nice leg length. The pattern is really fun and flattering too. Great for everyday wear and the full seat makes them perfect for riding in too.  They are really stretchy and are great for the gym too.

The drawstring waistband helps keep them in place.

Generous/standard sizings from UK8-16 £54.95

 

 

equetech botanical riding tightsThe Stats

  • Stay-up-ability 5/5
  • Stickyseat-ness 4/5 (fullsticky seat)
  • High waist-ness 4/5
  • Phone pockets x 2
  • Comfort 5/5
  • Style 5/5
  • Breathability 4/5
  • Thickness of material 3/5
  • Stretch 5/5

Click HERE to see the Botanics riding tights.

 

 

 

Equetech Tropics Riding Tights

equetech tropic riding tightsThese are new for 2021 from Equetech. They are great for taller riders and have a nice leg length. The pattern is really fun . Great for everyday wear, they are really stretchy and comfortable. Perfect for the gym, yoga and yard work or dog walks.

The drawstring waistband helps keep them in place.

 

Generous/standard sizings from UK8-16 £59.95

 

equetech tropic riding tightsThe Stats

  • Stay-up-ability 5/5
  • Stickyseat-ness 2/5 (knee patch)
  • High waist-ness 4/5
  • Phone pockets x 2
  • Comfort 5/5
  • Style 4/5
  • Breathability 4/5
  • Thickness of material 3/5
  • Stretch 5/5

Click HERE to see the Tropics riding tights.

 

 

 

Equetech Revolution Riding Tights

 

equetech revolution riding tightsAnother new style of riding tights from Equetech. Again these have a good leg length so they suit even the taller rider. They have a drawstring waist to keep them in place and mesh style panels down the side to help keep you cool on warmer days. The full sticky seat is great for riding.

 

 

Available in petrol grey & black £54.95

Standard sizings Uk8-16

  • equetech revolution riding tightsStay-up-ability 5/5
  • Stickyseat-ness 4/5 (full sticky seat)
  • High waist-ness 4/5
  • Phone pockets x 2
  • Comfort 4/5
  • Style 4/5
  • Breathability 5/5
  • Thickness of material 3/5
  • Stretch 4/5

 

Click HERE to see the Revolution riding tights.

 

If you would like any more help & advice please drop me an email [email protected]

 

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All of the Freejump stirrups offer excellent shock absorption & help improve your lower leg stability. So regardless of the pair you choose you are going to love them!

The options look difference but there are also small differences in the function of the stirrups, so here is a little guide to help you choose the best ones for you.

There are 3 different ranges:

  • AIRS
  • SOFT-UPS (Classic, Pro+)
  • SOFT-UP Lites

 

All feature:

  • Wide treads for comfort & stability
  • Steel stud grips in the treads (Not on the Lites)
  • Shock absorbancy (Higher in the Soft-Ups than the AIRS)
  • Angles designed to keep the foot/leg in the correct position (more significant in the AIRS)

 

Find out more about each style:

 

AIRS: These are the newest in the Freejump range. They have a closed branch which gives them a more classic stirrup look. The shock absorbancy is in the tread which is unique to this stirrup.  They are angled specifically to help you achieve the perfect leg & foot position.  You can choose to have a flat or angled tread & bars.

freejump air sBest for those who want to:

  • Improve leg stability
  • Improve foot position
  • Improve lower leg position
  • Have a classic stirrup look

 

For added stability the Classic Wide Freejump leathers fit perfectly with these stirrups.

 

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freejump soft up classicSOFT-UPS (CLASSIC & PRO+): The Soft-Up range offer the best shock absorbancy of the 2 styles. The open branch system gives excellent shock absorption as well as helping the foot release in an accident. They are great for lower leg stability and position.   Classic & Pro+ differ only in look, so it just depends what style you prefer.

freejump pro + soft up stirrupBest for those who want to:

  • Protect thier joints
  • Get relief from pain when riding
  • Stabilise the lower leg
  • Be released from the stirrup easily incase of a fall

 

For added stability the Pro Grip Wide Freejump leathers fit perfectly with these stirrups.

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freejump soft up lite stirrup

SOFT-UP LITE: These are the lower end of the Freejump range in terms of features but are still a great buy for anyone looking for stability & shock absorbancy.

 

 

NOTE: They are only suitable for people with feet smaller than UK7 (due to the tread width).

The tread is wide and good but does not contain the steel studs that you get with the Classic & Pro+.

These are a great stirrup for kids or anyone who wants a good shock absorbing safety stirrup without the higher price tag.

For added stability the Pro Grip Wide Freejump leathers fit perfectly with these stirrups.

If you would like any further advice please get in touch [email protected]

The FreeJump stirrups are the best on the market today in terms of shock absorbtion. They offer excellent protection and support for your joints as well as your horse’s back.  They also offer added safety by helping release the foot in the case of a fall.

The foot tread and bar angles help you keep your foot and leg in the correct position, particularly seen in the AirS stirrups.

Freejump have a 2 main types of stirrups on offer. The new AirS and the Pro+ range. Each have thier own benefits but all offer the excellent shock absorbing properties.

Find out more about each style below and drop me a message for any further advice [email protected]

See our full range HERE

New AirS shock absorbing stirrups

 

Featuresfreejump air s

  • Excellent shock absorbtion in tread (8mm)
  • Iron grip pins (replacable) in tread
  • Angled tread & bars for optimal foot placement
  • Classic stirrup look

 

Great for

  • Protecting joints & limbs
  • Protecting your horse’s back
  • Keeping your leg in the correct position
  • Leg stability
  • Safety

See our full range HERE

 

FreeJump Pro+

Featuresfreejump pro + soft up stirrup

  • Excellent shock absorbtion in tread (13mm)
  • Iron grip pins (replacable) in tread
  • Outer bar opens to help release foot incase of fall
  • Angled tread for optimal foot placement

 

Great for

  • Protecting joints & limbs
  • Protecting your horse’s back
  • Keeping your leg in the correct position
  • Leg stability

See our full range HERE

FreeJump Pro Classic

Featuresfreejump soft up classic

  • Excellent shock absorbtion in tread (13mm)
  • Iron grip pins (replacable) in tread
  • Outer bar opens to to help release foot incase of fall

 

Great for

  • Protecting joints & limbs
  • Protecting your horse’s back
  • Leg stability
  • Safety

See our full range HERE

FreeJump Pro Lite (for foot size less than UK7)

Featuresfreejump soft up lite stirrup

  • Excellent shock absorbtion in tread (13mm)
  • Outer bar opens to release foot incase of fall

 

 

Great for

  • Protecting joints & limbs
  • Protecting your horse’s back
  • Leg stability
  • Safety

See our full range HERE

See our full range HERE

All of the FreeJump stirrups are put through rigorous testing. Find out more in this video:

See our full range HERE