Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: ~*~ NEBRASKA ~*~
I'm pretty sure these pad are allowed in the Dressage Ring. I know Nebraska Dressage Association allows them and they usually follow USEF guidlines. I don't think there are color guidelines anymore as they are starting to be more lax with color including coat color these days but I would stick to the more conservative as some judges don't like the modern guidelines on color.
As for jointed, I have seen people use them here, but I really don't know the real ruling as I don't like them. I had some hinged because I thought it would help the arthritis in my ankles but they hurt worse and they just through me forward. I think they would be great for hunt seat, but I think they destroy one's seat for dressage.