A campaign called Riders4Helmets has one simple goal: to educate equestrians on the benefits of wearing a properly fitted, certified helmet.
Riders4Helmets was formed in honor of 2008 Olympian rider Courtney King-Dye who suffered a serious brain injury in March 2010 when a horse she was riding tripped and fell. She was not wearing a helmet. Since the campaign started, International Helmet Awareness Day, today July 12, has been created to bring attention to the importance of helmets. So the next time you hop up in the saddle be sure to strap on a helmet to protect yourself from serious injury!