The FEI Jumping Committee has decided that the previously authorised eQuick hind boots eUp model, with the purple plastic insert designed to prevent the fastener that wraps around the boot from exerting pressure on the back of the tendon, will no longer be allowed as of 1 January 2019.
This decision is based on horse welfare grounds further to incidents in which the plastic insert has fallen out, broken, or been modified, resulting in a boot that puts pressure on the back of the horse’s tendon.
Clarification to this effect has been added to the Jumping Stewards’ Manual for 2019
This rule applies to riders competing in FEI classes this year (particularly January shows: Dannevirke World Cup, Waitemata World Cup Final, Gisborne CSI1* 1.40m)
FEI jumping rules can be found on their website here and stewards manuals here
Note: Pictured boots are legal