US Dressage Team Rider Silva Martin Sustains Head Injury

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Following her recent success on the gold medal winning team at the Nations Cup and winning the PSG at the Palm Beach Derby riding Rosa Cha W, US Dressage Team rider Silva Martin has sustained a riding injury at her training facility in Wellington, Florida. Statement from US Eventing Team Rider Boyd Martin regarding his […]

Global Support Continues For Stricken Formula One Champion Michael Schumacher


From “This is the good thing about people and believing in miracles. When it looks dim. When it has been longer than what Doctors “think” is normal. People…..people with good hearts and determination can come together from across the Globe and together ALL of us can unite for you. To be of support and […]

Why Helmets Are A Must In Starting Gates


Reasons for assistant starters to wear helmets in the starting gates. This photo is the liner of the helmet (shell has been removed) that shows the internal damage to the helmet after coming in contact with the horse’s hoof!!! The assistant starter was not injured, thanks in part to his helmet doing its job. Thank […]

Helmet Safety with Roy Burek

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Roy Burek, Managing Director of Charles Owen, offers some important information about helmet awareness and safety measures, notably the effects of injury and how to help yourself recover from concussion as well as emphasizing the reasons why riders should always wear helmets. Visit their website for information about their range of products atĀ

Injured Event Rider Nicole LeMay Remains Off Ventilator But Still Unconscious

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Young event rider Nicole LeMay who suffered a traumatic brain injury while riding on February 17th, today remained off a breathing ventilator. Nicole has been transferred out of the ICU to the neuro unit at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Unfortunately, she has still not awakened. Here is a report from close friends who visited her today….”So […]

Help Support Event Riders Traumatic Brain Injury Medical Fund

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Area X young rider Nicole Le May suffered a traumatic brain injury after a fall from a horse on February 17th 2014. She remains unconcious in the neuro ICU at Phoenix Childrens Hospital. Nicole is a beautiful, vivacious, kind, and intelligent young lady. Her family recently lost their health insurance and are faced with overwhelming […]

Courtney King-Dye Gives Birth To Daughter


HUGE congratulations to Courtney King Dye (and of course Jason) who gave birth to an 8 lb 4 oz girl at 3pm today. We think a future Olympian might just have been born. Love to you all from riders4helmets x

Hats Are A Must!


“Please may I post these pics. If my daughter was not wearing her hat she would have been killed outright. After a horse bolted and kick her in the side of her head yesterday. HATS ARE A MUST” – Dyan Thomas

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