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WAC 260-12-180

Safety equipment required.

(1) When on association grounds, all persons on horseback must wear a securely fastened safety helmet that meets current standards for equipment designed and manufactured for use while riding horses as established by:
(a) American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM F1163).
(b) UK Standards (EN-1384 or PAS-015 or VG1).
(c) Australian/New Zealand Standard (AS/NZ 3838 or ARB HS 2012).
(d) Snell Equestrian Standard 2001.
(2) All persons on horseback must wear a securely fastened safety vest that is designed to provide shock-absorbing protection of:
(a) British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA):2000 Level 1.
(b) American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) F2681-08 or F1937-04.
(c) Euro Norm (EN) 13158:2000 Level 1.
(d) Shoe and Allied Trade Research Association (SATRA) Jockey Vest Document M6 Issue 3.
(e) Australian Racing Board (ARB) Standard 1.1998.
(3) All persons on horseback must wear equestrian footwear that covers the rider's ankle with a minimum of a 1/2 inch heel, except jockeys while riding in a race who must wear jockey boots as required by WAC 260-32-100.
This rule does not apply to nonracing related events conducted for entertainment purposes. Safety equipment for such entertainment events shall be at the discretion of the racing association.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020. WSR 17-03-092, § 260-12-180, filed 1/13/17, effective 2/13/17; WSR 13-13-041, § 260-12-180, filed 6/14/13, effective 7/15/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040. WSR 07-11-114, § 260-12-180, filed 5/18/07, effective 6/18/07; WSR 06-07-067, § 260-12-180, filed 3/10/06, effective 4/10/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.040. WSR 01-01-035, § 260-12-180, filed 12/8/00, effective 1/8/01. Rules of racing, § 24, filed 4/21/61.]
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