Stallion Safe Practice & Identification

While guidelines have been in place since 2011, from 1 July 2018, new Stallion Rules will be implemented*. It will be compulsory for stallions at EA sanctioned events to wear compliant green number holders on both sides of the horse’s bridle or breastplate, or halter discs on both sides of the horse’s halter or alternatively compliant green number holders on both sides of the saddle cloth, at all times.

Improving stallion visibility will help protect the well-being of those around them.

Please read the Q&A regarding Stallion Identification available HERE.

Stallion Safe Practice Policy implemented from 1 July 2018

The Stallion Safe Policy has been updated effective 1 October 2021. 

Clean version of the updated rules can be found HERE effective 1 October 2021. 

Marked version of the updated rules can be found HERE effective 1 October 2021.

Summery of the changes effective 1 October 2021 can be found HERE

EA compliant bridle and saddle cloth number holders are available to purchase by respected equestrian leather company Hamag**. To order them, please refer to the order form below.

Order your Stallion Identification Discs

To order your stallion ID discs or number holders, click here: Order Stallion Discs 

Print your Stallion Identification Card (free)


*The Sport rules will be updated with the new stallion safe practice rules & regulations in the next rule updates due July 2018 

**Members may source from elsewhere, providing they are compliant. To find out if your product is compliant please check the policy.

Permission Request Form for Riders/Handlers under the age of 18 

Riders and/or handlers of colts/stallions must be over the age of 18 years. Special permission may be granted by the relevant EA National Discipline Committee for a rider/handler to be under the age of 18 years, and in this instance, the rider/handler must be supervised by an adult/parent/guardian whilst at the event. Note: this covers all disciplines, except Show Horse classes (refer to rule 1.1.19 of EA Show Horse Rules) and Dressage (refer to rule EA Dressage Rules).

Applications should be directed to the State Discipline Committee.