International Helmet Awareness Day- July 12, 2014! Get educated and take the time to check out some of the new, lightweight helmet styles for all disciplines. Look for participating retailers at: http://www.riders4helmets.com/ihad/ to find one offering one-time special discounts on helmet purchases only on International Helmet Awareness Day! Keep your noggin safe !
Here’s some good stats to keep in mind from the Equestrian Medical Safety Association:
- A fall from two feet can cause permanent brain damage. A horse elevates a rider eight feet or more above ground.
- A human skull can be shattered by an impact of 4 to 6miles per hour. Horses can gallop at 30 to 40 miles per hour.
Retailers! get involved in the event by registering at www.riders4helmets.com/ihad/retailer-information
Helmet brands that have committed involvement in International Helmet Awareness Day 2014 to date include: Antares-Sellier, Champion, Charles Owen, Devon Aire, Gatehouse, GPA, International Riding Helmets (IRH), KEP Italia, LAS Helmets, One K, Ovation, Samshield, Tipperary, Troxel and Uvex.