An “Urgent Decision” regarding mask requirements has been passed at the 2017 FIE Congress in Dubai.

The document outlines requirements for the fastening systems used, wire mesh requirements and testing methods.

Use of masks fitted with “old” standards will be phased out  during the 2017-2018 season, varying for different grades of competition.  Both Senior and Junior 2018 World Championships will require the new standard masks.

Download the document here.