New Body Protector Standard On Sale This Autumn

body protector available from RB Equestrian

Body Protector Standard Update

The British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA) have confirmed that a standard of body protector will be available to buy from 1st October.

Although introducing the new standard of body protector, BETA is still advising governing bodies and organisations to accept the older BETA 2009 and will for the “foreseeable future”. Most organisations have only just updated their rules to only accept body protectors of BETA 2009 standard or later, BETA 2000 logos being out-of-date.

Governing bodies such as the British Riding Club, British Eventing and the British Horseracing Authority all state that body protectors worn by competitors must comply with BETA 2009 or later revisions of the standard, such as the new BETA 2018.

The Pony Club also only accept BETA 2009 and above, fulfilling Level 3 standards. The Pony Club have confirmed they will continue to except the 2009 revision for six more years, stating that they will “continue to require Level 3 of either standard for cross country”.


A statement, regarding the new standard, on the BETA website read;

“The disciplines that set a minimum standard of body protection have now changed their rules to only accept garments marked 2009 for next year and all have indicated that they will accept the 2018 version when available.”

“They will continue to accept 2009 garments for years to come as was the case with the 2000 version, but no time limit has been set.”

“It is likely however that they will continue to allow the 2009 version for at least the next six years which equates to the typical life of a garment.”

The updated revision will also undergo logo change. The new BETA Level 3 logo will be blue, changing from purple, the colour which has been used for over 20 years.”



[avatar user=”AbbyDickinson” size=”medium” align=”center” link=”file”]Everything Horse News Reporter, Abby Dickinson[/avatar]


Never miss a news piece or an article. Subscribe and we'll send it all straight to your inbox each week.

We promise we’ll never spam! Take a look at our Privacy Policy for more info.

Just published

Abdulrahman Alrajhi & Ventago Longines Global Champions Tour 2024 Doha, day 1

Abdulrahman Alrajhi Rides Ventago to Victory on Opening Day of LGCT Doha

The Longines Global Champions Tour of Doha commenced in spectacular fashion at the renowned Longines Arena at Al Shaqab. Crowds ...
cannes stars win season opener in Doha. Podium shot

Cannes Stars Triumph in Thrilling Opening Stage of 2024 GCL Season

The equestrian world was set ablaze as the 2024 Global Champions League (GCL) season kicked off in Doha, Qatar, with ...
NIHI’S original horse whisperer, Carol Sharpe with a horse and client

Welcome to ‘Equine Wild Wellness’ at NIHI Sumba

Named as one of the best hotels in the world, you will find NIHI Sumba nestled within a hideaway in ...
Ride Egypt a horse and rider stood on sand

Discover the Majesty of Ancient Egypt with Ride Egypt’s “Palms, Pyramids & Pharaohs” Adventure

For travellers seeking a holiday filled with temples and tombs, pharaohs, and phenomenal experiences, Ride Egypt (described by a previous ...
BEDE Events announce new incentives for amateur riders.

BEDE Events announce new opportunities for amateur riders in 2024

BEDE Events has announced a new development for the 2024 season that features further incentives and opportunities for amateur riders ...
Dallas showjumping stallion put to sleep

Top showjumping stallion Dallas crosses Rainbow Bridge

Top showjumping stallion Dallas has been put to sleep following a tragic accident ...

Everything Horse Classifieds

Everything Horse Classifieds banner