Recent testing conducted by a Swedish insurance company reveals that many brands of equestrian helmets do not protect riders as well as they could.
Helmet head may be unflattering but is it worth risking vegetable brain? No matter what the riding discipline, wearing a helmet is one of the best ways to plan ahead to minimize the chance of a brain injury. Safety starts before a foot even goes into the stirrup as 20% of accidents which result in […]
The FEI has launched a global campaign to promote the use of protective headgear. The move comes two weeks before implementation of a new rule making the use of a properly fastened protective headgear mandatory while riding on the show grounds at FEI events. The campaign, which will be conducted mainly online, begins today, two […]
It is now mandatory for anyone on horseback at any time on the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center to wear a helmet. This includes competitors, grooms and exercise riders, during warm-up, riding around the facility and at awards ceremonies. United States Equestrian Federation GR801 reads: “It is compulsory for riders all persons at Federation licensed […]
Equine Canada and Dressage Canada are taking an industry-wide leadership role by requiring all dressage riders to wear helmets in competition. Commencing in 2012, a national rule change will require all riders to wear helmets for all levels of Equine Canada sanctioned dressage competition. The rule for January 1, 2012 is: SAFETY HEADGEAR All riders, […]
As a continuing initiative to improve the safety of the sport of eventing, the Canadian Eventing Committee has adopted new regulations regarding the use of protective headgear. The intent of the rule modification is to require the use of protective headgear while warming up for all tests now—including dressage—and it applies to all competitors. The […]
Please note that Dressage Canada has decided to put in place new safety rules regarding headgear. The Board has decided that riders at Fourth Level and below will be required to wear ASTM/SEI or BSI approved headgear at all times when mounted on the showgrounds. The complete rule is listed below. The Board and the […]
The United States Equestrian Federation’s board of directors has voted unanimously to approve two new rules mandating the use of helmets for eventing and dressage, at the recent USEF Annual Convention. Effective immediately in the U.S., everyone at nationally rated eventing competitions must wear protective headgear when mounted. Beginning March 1st, a similar rule will […]