What is a stock pin?
Stock pins are required for equestrians who wear folded stock ties. There are many stock ties that don’t need folding, but that can simply be fastened around the neck with a Velcro strap. However, if you have a stock tie that still needs folding, use the stock pin in the middle where the two flaps meet. This will keep the stock tie together and will make it look neat. Stock ties are not always mandatory at horse events, depending on the level of the event. Read all about the rules for equestrian attire below. Epplejeck has stock pins in many shapes and colours. Wish yourself good luck with the Lucky stock pin, or show your love for unicorns with the unicorn stock pin.
International rules and regulations regarding equestrian attire
Depending on your particular equestrian discipline and your competition level, clothing regulations may vary. Always check the rules before the event to avoid disappointment.
In general, riding breeches and jodhpurs for show jumping should be white, pale yellow or fawn. Show jumping jackets are tailored or fitted and in a darker colour. Traditionally, riding jackets are black, however, navy, green or burgundy is often permitted as well. A shirt should be white or pastel coloured with a white collar and tie.
Dressage events tend to have more formal dress regulations. Advanced-level dressage requires a formal tailcoat with top hat. A fitted black or navy jacket is also permitted. Most riders choose white riding breeches, however, cream or beige-coloured is also permitted. Stock tie and shirt should be white or cream and the stock tie should be tied correctly, if needed with the use of a stock pin
In most disciplines, long black riding boots are worn. However, matching jodhpur boots and half chaps are often accepted in show jumping and eventing as well.
Over the years, the restrictions on colour have become less strict. However, during advanced events these restrictions are often still in place, although there is some leeway. For example, even in advanced dressage events riders often wear jackets with details of their own country. Show jumping and eventing events tend to require less formal wear than dressage events.
Local horse events tend to be even less formal. Show shirts come in white, navy or black.
Buy stock ties and stock pins online
Epplejeck Horse & Rider Superstores has the stock tie and pin you need. Shop online 24/7 from the comfort of home. Or visit one of our Superstores to get advice and to try and compare items before you buy.