Willinga Park Donation to Ensure World Class Equestrian Safety

Equestrian Australia (EA) is excited to announce a significant $250,000 donation from Terry Snow, the owner of the Willinga Park Equestrian Centre and a Stock and Performance Horse Stud on the NSW South Coast. The funds will contribute to ensuring Australian safety initiatives in equestrian sport, (particularly Eventing), are recognized internationally. The funding will initially […]

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 […]