Bling can be, quite frankly, dazzling. Twice now as a spectator I have been absolutely blinded by sunlight on bling at exactly the right (or wrong) angle. It’s not just restricted to browbands any more: I’ve seen super-blingy jackets at BE, and a hat with a diamanté bow at the back at BS. And we won’t even talk about the Swarovski-fest that is BD… diamanté stirrups, anyone?!
The new FEI rule updates on tack are available to view here
At Badminton horse some horses sported very snazzy browbands.
But it’s worth checking the FEI rules and being cautious with your bling, or you might not get the chance to blind the judges with your brilliance!
Be warned that BE is cracking down on embellished bridles, they are no fans of bling and additional adornment either!