The Swedish Equestrian Federation has amended its rule and as of 1 January 2015 riders are allowed to choose between a snaffle and double bridle to compete in at Grand Prix level at national shows.
Danish equestrian site Ridehesten reported the rule change. The Swedish Federation, however, does retain the right to tell riders to ride in a double bridle at team observation trials as it is still the required standard for international shows.
At last weekend's national show in Stromsholm, eighteen riders contested the Grand Prix and two of them chose to compete in a snaffle. They both scored 64.433% and finished 8th. One of the combinations made its Grand Prix debut in Stromsholm, which was one of the national shows where Grand Prix riders could score the required 62% to make it to the 2015 Swedish National Championships this year.
Photo © Selene Scarsi
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