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Approved Gear List - Unorthodox Gear



Implementation Date: 
28th December 2006
 
 
Abbreviations    
B Banned (click here for Banned Gear List) P Permitted
M Mandatory PSC Permitted in Special Circumstances (and/or conditions)
N/A Not Applicable SSA Subject to Stewards' Approval
N/P Not Permitted T Trial without Prejudice
OPT Optional Test Gear Being Laboratory Tested

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Orthodox Gear

 Unorthodox Gear
Banned Gear

 

GEAR

QLD

NSW

VIC

TAS

SA

WA

 
 

HOPPLES

             

200

CROSS HOPPLES

B

B

B

B

B

B

 

201

HALF HOPPLES

P

P

P

P

P

P

 
202 HALF HOPPLES ON BACK LEGS OF TROTTERS

B

B

B

B

B

B  

203

HOPPLE SHORTENERS (with pins)

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

204

HOPPLE SHORTENERS (Elastic)

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

205

HOPPLE SHORTENERS (1/2 Hopples)

P

P

P

P

P

B  
 

SPREADERS

             

207

ELASTIC SPREADERS

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

208

SPREADERS (Commercially Made)

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

209

INNER TUBE SPREADERS

B

B

B

B

B

B

 

210

MENZEL SPREADERS

P

P

P

P

P

P

 
449 PROTECTO REAR SPREADER P P P P P P approved 21/05/2013
 

LUGGING EQUIPMENT

             

211

LUGGING POLES (1 only)

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

212

TWIN LUGGING POLES

B

B

B

B

B

B

 

213

LUGGING/FALSE SHAFT

N/P

N/P

N/P

N/P

N/P

N/P

 
214 HARLEE SIDE-BAR P  P P P P P  
 

NECK GEAR

             

215

NECK/LUGGING STRAP

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

216

TRAINING/GAITING STRAPS

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

217

HEAD CHECK (With Pin)

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

218

UNDERDRAW (With Shortener Pin)

P

P

P

P

P

P

 
219 BARCLAY ANTI-CRIBBING DEVICE B B B B B B
 

HEAD GEAR

             

225

BRUSH CHEEKERS

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

226

REIN & LUGGING POLE BURR (Plastic & Blunt)

PSC

PSC

PSC

PSC

PSC

PSC

 

227

REIN BURR (Not inside neckstrap or on lugging pole)

P

P

P

P

P

P  

228

DEAFENERS (Hood-Removable or Fixed)

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

229

REMOVABLE EAR PLUGS

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

230

MUZZLES

B

B

B

B

B

B

 

231

TONGUE TIES (Visible)

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

232

LIP STRAPS/LIP CORDS

B

B

B

B

B

B

 
467 PULLING CORDS PSC PSC PSC PSC PSC PSC  

233

DROP NOSE BANDS

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

234

TELESCOPIC BLINDS (Small only)

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

235

PACIFICERS (Gauze)

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

236

EYE BUBBLES

B

B

B

B

B

PSC  

237

NOSE VEIL

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

238

SPRING LOADED BLOCK WINKERS

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

239

MURPHY BLIND (1only)

P

P

P

P

P

P  

240

ROGUES HOOD

P

P

P

P

P

P  

243

ANTI-CHOKE GEAR

PSC

PSC

PSC

PSC

PSC

PSC

 
244 PROTECTO "THE BREATHE E-Z" NOSTRIL SPREADER B B B B B B Banned 21/05/2013
245 EQUIVIZOR SAFETY GUARD (VISOR HOOD) P P P P P P approved 20/04/2011

288

EQUINE NASAL STRIPS

P

P

P

P

P

P

 
  BITS              

241

EXTENSION BITS

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

242

SLIPMOUTH BITS

P

P

P

P

P

P

 
455 TWISTED WIRE, ROPE and CHAIN BITS  B B B B B B Banned 8/05/2014

The use of chain or rope pulling bits
(irrespective of covering), or devices
which constrict a horse
's jaw, is banned.
Refer to HRA Industry Notice.

 

REINS

             

247

BAR REINS (single)
(not to be used in conjunction with a neck strap
or another lugging pole)

PSC

PSC

PSC

PSC

PSC

PSC

 

248

DOUBLE PURCHASE REINS

PSC

PSC

PSC

PSC

PSC

PSC

 
 

FOOTWEAR    (Refer 80 to 84)

             

250

WRAP ON SHIN BOOT
(Safety Strap attached)

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

251

SLIPPERS

B

B

B

B

B

B

 

252

SORBATHANE PADS

PSC

PSC

PSC

PSC

PSC

PSC

 

253

SEATTLE SHOE

B

B

B

B

B

B

 

254

NO NAILS

B

B

B

B

B

B

 

255

MUSTAAD GLUE ON SHOES

P

P

P

P P PSC  

256

MAGIC CUSHION

B

B

B

B

B

B

 

257

PART PAD SHOES/ P.P.PADS

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

258

EAGLE SHOES

B

B

B

B

B

B

 

448 RAPIDVITE AZUMAH CUSHPAD P P P P P P approved 17/08/2011
  FRONT/HIND SHOES (Steel & Aluminium)              

260

EGG BAR SHOES (Refer 81,82)

P P P P P  

261

STRAIGHT BAR SHOES (Refer 81,82)

P P P P P P  

262

BAR SHOES (Refer 81,82)

P P P P P  

263

PLASTIC and LEATHER PADS (83)

P P P P P P  
 

MISCELLANEOUS

             

280

WHIPS (Black or Dark Tan Swish type only)

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

281

TUBED HORSES  (Breathing Tube)

B

B

B

B

B

B

 

282

TAIL TIE (Breakable Tie only)

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

283

REARING STRAP

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

284

DUST SHEET

M

M

M

M

M

M  

285

SAFETY GIRTH/RETAINING STRAP

M

M

M

M

M

M  

286

SPLASH SHEET (Wet Weather)

PSC

M

PSC

PSC

PSC

M  
450 HORSE COMPRESSION SUITS
(for horse transport)
P P P P P P approved 21/05/2013
   

WHEELS & SAFETY DISCS 
Click here for HRA's Sulky Wheel Approval Policy

 

301

STEEL RIMS

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

303

MOULDED WHEELS (Fast Track)

Test / N/P

Test / N/P

Test / N/P

Test / N/P

Test / N/P

Test / N/P

 

304

WOODEN SULKY WHEELS

B

B

B

B

B

B

 

305

PLASTIC WHEEL DISCS (one solid colour only)

P

P

P

P

P

P

 
306 AEROSPOKE WHEEL  (Evolution Racing)
CARBON FIBRE / NYLON  
N/P N/P N/P N/P N/P N/P Interim Approval PSC/T withdrawn
from midnight, Thursday, 8th May
2008.  Usage not permitted in
Races and/or Trials.
        First Series N/P N/P N/P N/P N/P N/P
        Second Series N/P N/P N/P N/P N/P N/P

307

ALLOY DISCS 

B

B

B

B

B

B

 
308

WHEEL SIZES 26" or 28"

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

309

PLASTIC WHEELS (Challenger)

P

P

P

P

P

P

 
310 A.  Approved Colours:
Black, Light Blue, Red, Yellow, Dark Green,
Light Green, Orange, Grey, Purple & White

P

P

P

P

P

P

 
311 B.  Colours not Approved:
Dark Blue
B B B B B  
312 FALCON JET WHEELS
(Falcon Composites Corp, USA)
P P P P P P approved 1/09/2008
313 STEALTH RACING WHEELS
(Stealth Racing Wheels,
USA
Model SR-1
P P P P P P approved 10/12/2008
314 SULKYWHEELS
(Hi Tech Wheels) Model C
P P P P P P approved 17/01/2009
315 EVOLUTION AEROSPOKE SULKY WHEELS MkII P P P P P P approved 27/08/2009
316 RIO SPEED WHEELS P P P P P P approved 28/08/2009
317 ELITE HARNESS RAPTOR WHEELS p p p p p p approved 19/08/2010
318 GRAVITY ZERO HR 55 WHEELS P P P P P P approved 18/10/2010
319 CHALLENGER - X FACTOR WHEELS P P P P P P approved 09/12/2010
454 CHALLANGER - VIPER SULKY WHEELS P P P P P P approved 30/11/2013
320 TELSTAR TERMINATOR SULKY WHEELS P P P P P P

approved 13/05/2011

321 PENNSBURY HP X-CORE SPEED WHEELS P P P P P P approved 07/10/2011
325 PENNSBURY SCORPION RACING WHEELS P P P P P P approved 3/02/2012
453 PENNSBURY STARLITE SULKY WHEELS P P P P P P approved 30/11/2013
322 ADVANTAGE SULKY WHEELS - ALUMINIUM p p p p p p approved 07/09/2011
323 ADVANTAGE SULKY WHEELS - SPOKED p p p p p p approved 07/09/2011
324 WHP WHEELS AUSSIE P P P P P P approved 18/11/2011
326 SPYDER WHEELS P P P P P P approved 1/03/2012
327 NITRO CANNON WHEELS P P P P P P approved 7/06/2012
328 NITRO UFO WHEELS P P P P P P approved 7/06/2012
329 TURBINE SULKY WHEELS P P P P P P approved 1/10/2012
330 STARLITE INDUSTRIES ADVANTAGE WEB SULKY WHEELS (discless) P P P P P P approved 1/04/2013
448 EVO WHIP SULKY WHEELS  P P P P P P approved 1/04/2013
452 DOOZA 5D WHEELS P P P P P approved 1/07/2013
455 UFO EURO SULKY WHEELS P P P P P P approved 1/07/2014
456 BOLT VOODOO SULKY WHEELS P P P P P P approved 1/07/2014
457 CHALLENGER TURBINE SULKY WHEELS P P P P P approved 1/10/2014
458 VANQUISH SULKY WHEELS (Downunder Sulky Co) P P P P P P approved 1/10/2014
459 WHIPLASH 5 SPOKE SULKY WHEELS P P P P P P approved 1/10/2014
460 WHIPLASH X SULKY WHEELS P P P P P P approved 1/10/2014
461 WHIPLASH BLADERUNNER SULKY WHEELS P P P P P P approved 15/01/2015
462 WHIPLASH SNIPER SULKY WHEELS P P P P P P approved 15/01/2015
463 TURBINE BLADE SULKY WHEELS P P P P P P approved 15/01/2015
464 FORWARD MOTION TECHNOLOGY (FMT) - WHISPER WHEELS P P P P P P approved 1/04/2015
465 STARLITE TENY WHEELS P P P P P P approved 1/07/2015
466 DOOZA D5 SULKY WHEELS P P P P P P approved 1/10/2015
467 LAZER LZR SULKY WHEELS P P P P P P approved 1/10/2015
468 CORIMA CARBON FIBRE SULKY WHEELS P P P P P P approved 1/02/2016
469 NITRO LEGACY SULKY WHEELS P P P P P P approved 27/06/2016
470 DUX TURBINE ONE SULKY WHEELS P P P P P P approved 26/07/2017
471 LZR VX7 SULKY WHEELS (black colour only) P P P P P P approved 1/11/2017
  TYRES              
331 PNEUMATIC (50mm maximim width) P P P P P P  
332 SINGLES ON STEEL RIMS PSC PSC PSC PSC PSC PSC  
  AXLES              
340 T-Axles P P P P P P  
  APPROVED MUDGUARDS              
343 SCREW ATTACHMENT ONLY P P P P P P  
344 CLIP ON MUDGUARD ATTACHMENTS P P P P P P  
  HELMETS
(Currently under Review, Consultant's Report Received)  
Click here for Approved Helmet Manufacturers/Distributors & Photos           
  SNELL H STANDARD (US)              
355 GRATTAN P P P P P P  
356 BELL PACER P P P P P P  
357 MARUSHIN P P P P P P  
  D.O.T. 218 Standard (US)               
360 PROTECTO P P P P P P  
361 GRATTAN P P P P P P  
  S.A.A.1698 (Aust)              
365 EL DORADO (EXR) P P P P P P  
366 SCOTT ASPEN (SAOF) P P P P P P  
367 ARAI CHALLENGER R P P P P P P  
368 MARUSHIN MZF P P P P P P  
369 NOLAN T P P P P P P  
370 BIEFFLE  P P P P P P  
  S.A.A. 2063.3 (Aust)               
371 ZILCO-SUPATOP P P P P P P  
372 EQUINE SCIENCE NEW DERBY P P P P P P  
373 EQUINE SCIENCE AUSSIE RIDER P P P P P P  
EN 1384:1996
374 ZILCO HR12 P P P P P P  
375 FINN TACK - FTP PRO TROTTING HELMET P P P P P P
376 ZILCO HR18 P P P P P P  
  PROTECTIVE VESTS
Click here for Aproved Vests Manufacturers/Distributors & Photos  
Click here for HRA Drivers' Protective Vests Approval 2014 Policy
 
381 ADA's HARNVEST P P P P P P approved 22/08/2000
Note:  no longer manufactured
384 AIROWEAR SWIFT BODY PROTECTOR P P P P P P approved 01/06/2006
451 AIROWEAR OUTLYNE BODY PROTECTOR P P P P P P approved 01/12/2012
380 JACK ELLIS PRO 2000 BODY PROTECTOR P P P P P P approved 16/02/2005
Note:  no loner manufactured
383 ECLIPSE EVENTAIR BODY PROTECTOR P P P P P P approved 16/02/2005
382 PHOENIX 'AUSTRALIAN HARNESS RACER' STYLE 2500 PROTECTIVE VEST P P P P P P approved 17/09/2001
Note:  no longer manufactured
385 PHOENIX TIPPERARY AIR ESPRIT BODY PROTECTOR P P P P P P approved 12/02/2007
Note:  no longer manufactured
457 TOPTAC-SWING GUARD P11 FLEXIBLE BODY VEST P P P P P P approved 01/12/2012
458 VIPA LEVEL 3 VEST p p p p p p approved 1/07/2014
459 VIPA LEVEL 2 VEST P P P P P P approved 1/12/2014
460 ZILCO DRIVE PRO VEST BLACK XSMALL BODY PROTECTOR P P P P P P approved 1/07/2014
480 USG FLEXI MOTION BODY PROTECTOR P P P P P P approved 1/02/2016
481 RACESAFE PRORACE 2.0 BODY PROTECTOR P P P P P P approved 10/02/2017
                 
  SULKIES
Click here to go to Approved Sulkies List
 
  APPROVED SULKY ATTACHMENTS              

400

SLIDE BY

PSC PSC PSC PSC PSC PSC  

407

REGAL SHAFT GLIDE

P P P P P P  

410

REGAL QUICK RELEASE SULKY SEAT

P P P P P P  

411

SHAFT SPREADER FOR SULKIES WITH QUICK HITCH POINTS

P P P P P P  

412

O.J. ORTHOPAEDIC REINBOW
FOR CONVENTIONAL SULKIES

B B B B B B No Application for Approval Made

 

QUICK HITCH

             

415

ZILCO

P P P P P P  

416

CHALLENGER

P P P P P P  

417

REGAL U.S.

P P P P P P  

418

ADIOS

P P P P P P  

420

CROWN SHAFT ATTACHMENT

P P P P P P  

425

O.J. ORTHOPAEDIC REINBOW SPEED SADDLE

P P P P P P  
426 HAYNES HITCH P P P P P P approved 6/03/2017
  SULKY SHAFT MATERIALS              
430 STAINLESS STEEL - TYPE 304 P P P P P P  

440

ALUMINIUM - TYPE

P P P P P P  
 

SULKY REPAIRS

             

445

REPLACEMENT PARTS

PSC PSC PSC PSC PSC PSC  

446

WELDING OF DAMAGED SECTION

B B B B B B  

447

INSERTION OF METAL SLEEVE

PSC PSC PSC PSC PSC PSC  

 

Implementation Date:  28th December 2006

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