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Helmets

Helmet Regulations and safety standards:
Each individual equestrian organisation throughout Australia has its own set of rules and regulations when it comes to helmet safety standards. To ensure you are always wearing and purchasing the correct and compliant helmet for your organisation visit their website and contact the committee.

It is the rider’s responsibility to wear the approved standard.

The club/organising committee’s role is to take reasonable steps to ensure compliance with the rules by communicating the list of approved standards to their members/competitors when becoming a member or entering a competition.

Equestrian Australia:
As per the EA General Regulations, Article 122.2:

Except where Sport Rules allows otherwise, riders and drivers competing in an EA competition, must wear an approved helmet with the chin strap fastened at all times. The same is recommended when riding a horse at any time.

Protective headgear must conform with one of the current approved safety standards:

*On December 16, 2014, the European Union announced that the (BS)EN1384 helmet certification standard would be withdrawn. EA decided to withdraw this certification from the list of approved standards, starting on 1 January 2017.

Helmet Manufacturers generally recommend replacing your helmet every 5 years or so.

If you have a hard-blow impact accident while wearing your helmet, it is recommended to immediately replace it for a new model. There may be damage to the helmet that is not visible to the naked eye.