2019 FEI and EA Bitting Rule Changes Explained

Let us take the confusion out of 

the 2019 Bitting Rule changes.

There has been much debate surrounding the new thickness rules for FEI and EA and we are here to take the pain out of it! Each organisation is slightly differing, this information was correct at the date of publishing and it is very important for all competitors to consult the rule book and officials for any rule clarification.

*While we do everything possible to ensure the information provided is accurate - the responsibility lies with the competitor to stay up to date with rule changes and ensure they are using approved/permitted equipment.
If you are competing FEI Dressage or Eventing Dressage, your snaffle bit must be no thinner than 14mm in diameter for horse and young horse classes and no thinner than 10mm for pony dressage.
Bridoons with a locking action such as the Bombers Ultra comfy lock up are also no longer permitted when used with a double bridle.
All flexible rubber snaffles with a steel safety core are now ok - this includes bits such as the Nathe and Trust Flexi-soft snaffles.
ALL LEVELS of FEI dressage in Australia will be enforcing the new rule changes.
If you are competing EA Eventing Dressage, your snaffle bit must be no thinner than 14mm in diameter for horse and young horse classes and no thinner than 10mm for pony dressage. If you are competing in Dressage then your snaffle can be 12mm as the EA announced they will not be enforcing the 14mm rule for 2019 in a press release here. If you are in Dressage Young Horse classes your snaffle must have a minimum diameter of 14mm.
All flexible rubber snaffles with a steel safety core are now ok - this includes bits such as the Nathe and Trust Flexi-soft snaffles