Hurlingham Polo Association Safety Advisory Panel Helmet Rule Update

Following a comprehensive review the Hurlingham Polo Association Stewards have approved a future amendment to the rules for Protective Equipment (Rule 2.3b of the 2016 HPA’s Rules and Regulations) that, from 1st January 2018, all players shall wear a helmet that is Kite Marked and Certified to PAS 015:2011 standard as minimum. All polo helmet […]

Freak Riding Accident? Hardly – by Anna Blake

Thanks to riders4helmets supporter Anna Blake for allowing us to republish this post. Visit Anna’s great blog here. The horse world has lost some good riders in the last few weeks. Sadly, it happens all too often. Horses can be unpredictable and people get hurt. Some of it is unavoidable and some of it is […]

Rolex Helmet Cam: Elisa Wallace & Simply Priceless

Watch Riders4Helmets supporter and one of our favorite eventers, Elisa Wallace and Simply Priceless, navigate the 2016 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event cross country course.

I Could Have Died – Piper Murrey Johnson

“Nearly one year ago, my horse and I had a disagreement about the distance to an oxer. To prove that he was right, he threw in a chip, sending me over the jump first. I would have popped right up from the dirt and hopped back on, but unfortunately he struck me with his hoof […]

The Old Aussie Lives To Ride Another Day – Kim Peterson

I am only alive tonight because I was wearing my Troxel helmet whilst out riding today. I lost a dear friend a few months ago when he fell from a horse and was not wearing a helmet. Since then I have been vigilant about wearing my helmet. Plastic surgeon stitched me up and I will […]

What About Not Dying? – Kaiann Goodin

This is in no way attacking or anything of the like people who don’t wear helmets. I bought mine for competition and “off” days, but I may wind up wearing it all the time. Who knows. I never thought I would be the person to buy a helmet. I didn’t want to look like a […]

My Head Smacked The Ground – Kara Jarvis

I don’t remember much of the story I am about to tell you, to me it is a collection of other people’s memories of the events that changed my life and that they have shared with me. Mine is a story of how my life was heading left, but actually went right. Summer 2012, the […]

Safety Is Sexy

Thanks to Megan Zehendner for allowing us to republish the following story. Follow Megan’s blog at This story is dedicated to my favorite piece of riding apparel… my helmet. It’s not often that I fall off twice before 6am in the morning, but sometimes life happens and you find yourself with dirt in your pants […]

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