Global Network of Equestrian Retailers to Provide Helmet Discounts  Lexington, KY (September 14, 2016)–Riders4Helmets.com has teamed up with leading helmet manufacturers to host the seventh International Helmet Awareness Day on Saturday September 17th. Building on the success of International Helmet Awareness Day 2015, participating retailers all over the world will be offering discounts on helmets to equestrians on […]

Concussion Awareness for Equestrians

International Helmet Awareness Day 2016 Would you know if someone was suffering from a concussion? Did you know that the average amount of traumatic brain injury-related deaths in equestrian sport is more than seven times that of traumatic brain injury-related deaths in contact sports (such as American football)? That’s an average of 60 deaths in […]

Equestrian Australia Passes Ruling Banning Top Hats, Bowlers And Hunting Caps In The Dressage Arena.

Huge shout out to Equestrian Australia who have passed a ruling banning top hats, bowlers & hunting caps in the dressage arena. The Equestrian Australia (EA) Board at its last meeting, approved all dressage rule changes proposed by the Australian Dressage committee (ADC) for introduction in 2017. The chair of the ADC, Mary Seefried, stated […]

A Helmet Saved My Daughter’s life – Tracy Frame

On October 30th, 2010 our daughter was riding a Pintabian mare, she was still kind of green but was going to be used for barrel racing.  Amber came down our driveway at a trot and the horse bolted, they both went threw a three wire fence, both Amber and the horse went down. We couldn’t […]

Himes Introduces Christen O’Donnell Equestrian Helmet Labeling Act

Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04), along with Representatives John Larson (CT-01), Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) and John Carney (DE-At Large), have introduced the Christen O’Donnell Equestrian Helmet Labeling Act. The bill is designed to let horseback riders know if the headgear they are purchasing meets basic safety requirements. “Eighteen years ago in Darien, Christen O’Donnell died after […]

New Zealand Equestrian Federation Introduces Approved Safety Helmet Rule

A new rule introduced into the Equestrian Sports New Zealand General Regulations will see all riders competing in ESNZ disciplines having to wear approved safety helmets from August 2017. The ESNZ rule now states that all riders must wear an approved safety helmet in competition – the accepted safety standards can be found at all […]

Pippa Funnell’s Champion Ventair Inspected By Safety Experts

Earlier this year, Olympic event rider Pippa Funnell had a bad fall at Withington Manor Horse Trials which resulted in her withdrawing from Badminton Horse Trials. Pippa’s Champion Ventair helmet was sent back to Champion’s safety experts at their factory in Cardiff for inspection and this is what they found… Ventair Deluxe Navy jockey  helmet […]

Don’t Wait For A Life Altering Event To Occur Before You Decide To Wear A Helmet

Tomorrow is International Helmet Awareness Day. Anyone who has shopped with Chagrin Saddlery knows just how seriously we take this. No employee sizes a helmet on a customer unless they have undergone extensive training, and even then they are still checked and rechecked. I have them check me too. It’s that important that a helmet […]