The Christen O’Donnell Equestrian Helmet Safety Act – Update

Kemi O’Donnell lost her 12 yr old daughter Christen in a riding accident 12 years ago. Unbeknown to Kemi, Christen was wearing a “piece of apparel” (otherwise known as a hunt cap) rather than an approved helmet. Had Christen been wearing proper head protection she would likely still be here today. As a direct result […]

2011 Equestrian Helmet Hero Awards (Video) Presentation by Gina Miles and Lendon Gray

We were extremely honored to have two Olympians Gina Miles (Eventing) and Lendon Gray (Dressage) attend the 3rd Riders4Helmets Safety Symposium in January to present the winners of the 2011 Equestrian Helmet Hero Awards. Watch the video below to see all of the 2011 winners and why they were nominated for their achievements….. Photo Credit: […]

New Insights Into Traumatic Brain Injuries in Equestrian Sport (Video) – Dr Sills

Dr Allen K. Sills is the Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Sills’ clinical interests include brain tumors, sports neurosurgery, and general neurosurgery. Sills received the Hunterian Award for Contributions to Neurosurgical Science and the Upjohn Award for Neurosurgical Research in 1996, was a Finalist for the American Brain Tumor Association Research […]

The Safety Implications Of Having An Incorrectly Fitting Helmet – Roy Burek, Charles Owen

Roy Burek, Managing Director of Charles Owen presented on the “Safety Implications Of Having An Incorrectly Fitting Helmet” at the 3rd Riders4Helmets Safety Symposium. See below for Roy’s video presentation and please always wear a helmet when you ride. Thank you to Charles Owen for being a sponsor of the 3rd symposium. Visit www.charlesowen.com to […]

Long-Term Effects of Concussions: Dr Sills

Dr Allen K. Sills is the Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Sills’ clinical interests include brain tumors, sports neurosurgery, and general neurosurgery. Sills received the Hunterian Award for Contributions to Neurosurgical Science and the Upjohn Award for Neurosurgical Research in 1996, was a Finalist for the American Brain Tumor Association Research […]

Open To Change: Facilitating Conversations About Wearing A Helmet With Western Riders

Tonya Johnston is a mental skills coach (and soon-to-be published author) who works with equestrian competitors. She discussed “Facilitating Conversations About Wearing A Helmet With Western Riders” at the 3rd Riders4Helmets Helmet Safety Symposium, held January 14th in West Palm Beach, FL. See below for Tonya’s video presentation from the symposium and please always wear […]