British Eventing (BE) introduced a new regulation relating to the type of red and white jump flags and poles used to indicate direction on cross country fences. The new rules went into effect Aug. 20, 2007.
BE Sport Director, Mike Etherington-Smith, who is also the Lexington, K.Y. three day event course designer, commented, “Safety of horse and rider is the number one priority in our sport and any steps which can be taken to further improve it will be taken. This rule is a safety measure to avoid potential accidents and it is hoped that all organizers will understand the importance of introducing such flags as soon as possible.”