EA Jumping Rules are based on FEI Jumping Rules with some additions
This link will take you to the Equestrian Australiia Jumping Rules page where you can download the most recent EA Jumping rules, including Annex 1: Time Allowed calculator and Annex 2: Refusals and Speed summary table
Following is a very useful document from the FEI for the running of Jumping events. It is not a rule book, but a document to provide guidance regarding the running of events and should be read in conjunction with the rules.
The FEI has produced the following document that clearly explains what is permissible in the area of exercise, warm up and collecting rings. It is a large document and may take some time to download.
FEI Compilation of Annexes - 9 MB
New Hind Boot Rules - Clarification
Clarification of new hind leg protection rules for jumping
The introduction of a new saddlery rule, under Article 257.2.4, has caused some confusion.
The rule Article 257.2.4, which took effect on 1 January 2012 states:
For all young horse competitions and D grade/ 1.15m and under classes, all hind leg protections must have a maximum interior length of 16 cm and minimum exterior width of 5 cm:
The following criteria must be respected:
The inside of the protection must be smooth; the fixations must be non-elastic Velcro; no hooks or straps may be used;
The rounded rigid part of the protection must be placed around the inside of the fetlock;
No additional elements may be used in conjunction with the protection.
The welfare of the horse should be kept in mind when interpreting this new rule. It was implemented to eliminate the use of ‘kick up’ boots.
The following Q’s and A’s have been written to help clarify the criteria listed in the rule.
Q: Does this rule apply to horses jumping in all levels of competition?
A: No it only applied to horses competing young horse classes as well as D grade/1.15m and under classes.
Q: What does “no hooks or straps may be used” mean?
A: No hooks or clips are allowed. No boots that contain any elastic component in the strap or straps can be used. Only Velcro fixations can be used.
Q: Don’t all boots have straps? How can straps be eliminated?
A: Only Velcro fixations/straps can be used. Any straps, even Velcro ones, cannot pass through any kind of buckle which would allow a tightening action.
Q: Does this mean no lamb’s wool is allowed on the inside of boots?
A: No, lamb’s wool is acceptable
Q: Where the criteria states “the inside of the protection must be smooth”, does this refer to the part of the boot that touches the horses leg or the side of the boot that faces towards the inside of the horse?
A: It refers to the part of the boot that touches the horses leg. There must be no protrusions inside the boot.
Q: What “additional elements” is the rule referring to?
A: Examples of additional elements are bandages or fetlock rings.
Jumping Rules Reference Panel (effective August 2009)