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You don't need a lot of specialist equipment to pony race. You need one or two things in addition to what you already ride in for safety.
Order of Saddling if Number Cloth is used:
Sheepskins Cheek Pieces Spurs
Ernest Dillon Reins
Elastic Neck Breastgirth
Market Harboroughs and Running, Draw or Check Reins
At some stage it is likely you will need an official JMB height measurement for your pony.To find out if you need a an official JMB height measurement click here and go to Regulation 21.
The JMB website gives good advice on how to get your pony measured and how to prepare your pony for measurement. Remember, the measurement is taken when the pony is in its most relaxed state. Therefore preparation for the measurement is paramount in order to achieve a true and accurate reading. To find out more about how to prepare your pony for measuring click here.
The PRA Chief Executive sits as a steward on the JMB and is involved in the work the JMB does to ensure that measurements are as accurate as possible.