Courtney King-Dye’s Autobiography: Courtney’s Quest

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Riders4Helmets was founded when Olympian Courtney King-Dye suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2010 while riding without a helmet. We were determined to create something good out of Courtney’s accident and for it not to be labelled a tragedy. Fast forward four years and not only has the Riders4Helmets campaign evolved into a global resource read more

My Helmet Experience – International Dressage Rider Ilse Schwarz

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As a child in Australia, my Mum made me wear a helmet…I felt like a dork but the rules were “no helmet, no riding”. When I was bucked off at age 12, I split my helmet clean down the middle and had nothing more to show for it than a good 30 minutes (I think!!) read more

Today is International Helmet Awareness Day 2014 (webinar update & participating retailers)

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TODAY Saturday July 12th is Riders4Helmets International Helmet Awareness Day 2014. Retailers in 12 countries are offering special one-day only discounts on helmets. Visit for the participating retailer map. Due to two of our guest speakers having to unfortunately cancel last minute, we are having to reschedule the International Helmet Awareness Day webinars and read more

Ten Things To Remember On Riders4Helmets International Helmet Awareness Day


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lexington, KY – July 12 marks the 5th annual Riders4Helmets International Helmet Awareness Day. Once again, Riders4helmets has teamed up with leading manufactures to offer special discounts on safety headgear. Hundreds of retailers in Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Scotland, Switzerland, the U.S., and Wales are joining in the read more

Olympian Courtney King-Dye To be Honored With First Annual Charles Owen Equestrian Role Model Award

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Olympic dressage rider Courtney King Dye will be honored for her contributions to equestrian sports at a benefit luncheon at the Millbrook Horse Trials on Sunday, Aug. 3. King Dye will accept the first annual $5,000 Charles Owen Equestrian Role Model Award on behalf of Riders4Helmets, an organization dedicated to educating equestrians about safety and read more

Adams Horse & Pet Supplies Supports International Helmet Awareness Day 2014

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Adams Horse and Pet Supplies is proud to be a participating retailer for International Helmet Awareness Day.  Thank you riders4helmets for all the work you do year-round to promote rider safety and the prevention of traumatic head injuries.  We will be offering 20% off ALL helmets on July 12, 2014 in our retail store in read more

Equipet Supports International Helmet Awareness Day


Equipet are proud to support Riders4Helmets and participate in International Helmet Awareness Day this Saturday.  This weekend we are offering our customers FREE Fitting on Riding Hats & Body Protectors and we are giving 20% OFF all Champion and Charles Owen Riding Hats and 20% OFF all Body Protectors. Call stores for more details – read more

Gass Horse Supply Supports International Helmet Awareness Day 2014

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Gass Horse Supply of Orono, Maine is very pleased to be a participant in the 2014 riders4helmets safety awareness initiative. This means: #1 – we want you and your kids to be SAFE and one way to be safe is to wear a safety helmet EVERYTIME you ride. #2 On July 12, 2014 (this coming read more

Helmets for Western and Trail Riding – What’s Out There?


With International Helmet Awareness Day coming up this Saturday July 12th 2014, we thought we would take a look at the various helmets that are suitable for western and trail that are on the market. If there are any you think would make great helmets for western and trail that we have missed please leave a comment read more

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