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 […]

Fallon Taylor Breaking the Stigma of Wearing Helmets

2014 World Champion Barrel Racer Fallon Taylor talks about why she wants to break the stigma of wearing helmets.