Courtney King-Dye

Olympic dressage rider Courtney King-Dye suffered traumatic brain injury (TBI) in March of 2010 when a horse she was schooling tripped and fell. She was not wearing a helmet at the time. King-Dye’s accident inspired the creation of Riders4Helmets. The goal of the campaign is to educate equestrians about the benefits of wearing a certified, properly fitting and secured helmet.

Two years down the road King-Dye continues to undergo rehabilitation therapy, the majority of which is not covered by insurance. “Many people emphasize with the daily struggle, but it’s hard to realize that the struggle is all day every day. Speaking is hard. Walking is hard. I had to learn to eat with my left hand, and that’s not pretty,” said King-Dye.

If you would like to make a donation towards Courtney King Dye’s Medical Treatment, you can do so by clicking the “donate” button below. King-Dye has been an ardent supporter of the riders4helmets campaign and we encourage everyone to please wear a helmet when riding. Thank you in advance for your support of Courtney.

Please note: you may use credit cards or your bank account to make a donation via paypal.

If you prefer to mail a donation check towards Courtney’s Medical Treatment, please mail your check to the following address:

Law Office of Elizabeth Clarke, Equine Business Institute
PO 286, South Deerfield, MA 01373

Checks should be made to Courtney King-Dye Trust
Phone :413-665-7400

Photo Credit: Sharon Packer (Horse Sports Photography)