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 hunter, jumper or hunter/jumper competitions in all Hunter, Jumper and Hunt Seat Equitation classes, when mounted anywhere on the competition grounds, to wear properly fastened protective headgear which meets or exceeds ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials)/SEI (Safety Equipment Institute) standards for equestrian use and carries the SEI tag. It must be properly fitted with harness secured.”