In order to ride and compete at our events and official practices, riders must be authorized as described in Part II of the East Kingdom Equestrian Handbook. Authorizations are usually performed at events before the main competition, giving new participants the chance to compete that day. Minors may be subject to special rules, such as having a parent or guardian present at ringside, or being required to wear an approved safety helmet. Some activities, such as jousting or mounted crest combat, require a special authorization process over and above the standard rider authorization.
We do not publish our full list of rider authorizations online, but you may contact Duchess Katherine Stanhope to obtain an authorized rider list or confirm the authorization of an individual rider.