Effective for the February 9th, 2020 and all following Saddle Seat and Western School League shows, Novice and Freshman riders in both Saddle Seat and Western divisions are required to wear protective headgear during their classes. Protective headgear must be fastened and worn appropriately. No exceptions will be allowed.
This requirement applies to the following classes:
Novice Saddle Seat Equitation
Novice Saddle Seat English Pleasure
Freshman Saddle Seat Equitation
Freshman Saddle Seat English Pleasure
Novice Western Horsemanship
Novice Western Equitation
Freshman Western Horsemanship
Freshman Western Equitation
Riders in Junior Varsity and Varsity classes will still have the option to wear a hat or protective headgear.
This requirement is recorded in the official rules of the Saddle Seat and Western School League, Rule V Section B, and Rule VI Section A.