Safety Helmets Strongly Recommended by FEI Dressage Committee

Mon, 06/21/2010 - 15:13
FEI Dressage News

Following the accident in which Courtney King-Dye (USA) sustained serious head injuries in a schooling fall in Florida earlier this year, the FEI Dressage Committee has today issued a recommendation regarding the wearing of protective headgear.

The FEI Dressage Committee strongly recommends that all riders should wear properly fastened safety helmets when training and in pre-competition warm-ups at all international Dressage shows.

Riders still have the choice of wearing protective headgear in the competition arena.

(Eurodressage Note: the FEI should make it a rule that wearing helmets in the warm up ring is obligatory. All top star riders are role models for thousands of aspiring young and old dressage riders. Wearing a helmet is simply a must do. Please set an example!)

Related Links
Horse Welfare and Human Safety at the 2010 International Equitation Science Conference 
Sport Psychology: Recovering from Trauma
Courtney King-Dye Severely Injured in Riding Accident