Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
• Horses: 0
These are the written rules;
z Article 1921. Saddlery and Equipment.
1. An English type saddle with stirrups is compulsory for U.S. Equestrian and USDF tests. A
Dressage saddle with stirrups is compulsory for FEI tests. Saddle pads are optional, but
should be white or of conservative color. While present in the competition area and during
prize-giving ceremonies, the name and/or logo of the individual's sponsor(s) may appear on
a surface area not exceeding 200 cm2 on each side of the saddle cloth. Breed logos (for
horses registered with that breed), national flags (for citizens of that country), and
business/farm names or logos (used with permission of farm/business owner) are also
permitted and must have the same specifications as sponsor logos. No other advertisement
or publicity is permitted on saddle cloths or horses.
As I said, white is not mandatory. If you use a white pad on a darker horse, it is preferred that it is not so large that it takes over the horse. Try to get one that fits your saddle well, no more than an inch or inch and a half from around the saddle.