Protective Headgear Required for Dressage RidersBy Kentucky Equine Research Staff · March 4, 2013
A rule change by the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) mandates the wearing of protective headgear for dressage competitors beginning April 1, 2013. The headgear must be worn not just in the dressage ring but by anyone who is mounted anywhere on the grounds at all USEF dressage competitions. This ruling covers trainers and noncompeting riders as well as those who are entered in the competition.
The USEF defines protective headgear as a riding helmet which meets or exceeds ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials)/SEI(Safety Equipment Institute) standards for equestrian use and carries the SEI tag. The harness must be secured and properly fitted.
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