To start with, I did read the illegal vs unconventional comment on the sticky.
I am a jumper competing in an open w/t/c flat hunter class at a schooling show. I cannot find info on which type of hunters; it’s not a rated show. The other classes I’m taking at the show are jumper classes. I have been told the flat class is a hunter class and goes by the hunter rules.
I plan to compete in the jumper classes wearing a hunter green coat, white show shirt, tan and brown full seat breeches, brown gloves, a belt, black tall field boots, a black GPA helmet, and roller ball spurs. My horse will be wearing a dark square pad (prob black with neutral trim), a rolled sheepskin half pad, a stubben “golden wings 4 way gag” (not a traditional gag bit) fixed on double reins (snaffle rein and gag rein), a figure 8 noseband, and open front jumping boots. If my horse is relaxed, I’ll ride without a noseband and on a single snaffle rein.
I don’t want to buy extra tack or attire for 1 flat class. I have a full cheek bit that I prefer not to use and a variety of loose ring snaffles that I wold like to use so long as they’re legal. I have a low quality sheepskin shaped pad that doesn’t fit my saddle very well, I would rather not use it. I would rather use just my halfpad, which is rolled in the front and back, if I can’t use my regular pads. I have white polo wraps. I have a caveson noseband.
So my main questions are:
Can I use the “stubben golden wings 4 way gag” on a double rein (snaffle and gag)?
If not, can I use it on just a snaffle rein?
If not, can I use a loose ring snaffle?
Can I use a neutral square pad and rolled (front and back) sheepskin half pad?
If not, can I use just the half pad?
Are white polo wraps legal?
What do I do with my hair? It won’t fit under my helmet.
ALSO - I didn’t realize this might be a problem - Are composite (plastic) black angled cheesegrater stirrups legal?!