Saturday, June 11, 2011

International Helmet Awareness Day ~ Wear One!

Riders4Helmets was founded in early 2010 after Olympic dressage rider Courtney King Dye was seriously injured in a riding accident. King Dye, who remained in a coma for a month following her accident, was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and is currently undergoing rehabilitation. Jeri Bryant donated her helmet campaign t-shirts (featuring the slogan “Strap One On–Everyone’s Doing it”) to an eBay store set up to raise funds for King Dye, and a partnership was formed with Lyndsey White, resulting in the Riders4Helmets campaign.

First Draught Farm has been a staunch supporter of Riders4Helmets since their campaign launch immediately after Courtney King Dye's injury. The Shire Riders of Norco, California lost a beautiful, young, vibrant Rider in their troupe not long after Courtney's injury. Tess took a tumble off her Shire during a leisurely ride, sans helmet, never regained consciousness and died from doing what she loved doing best.

Whether riding or driving, we encourage helmets at all times, whether in competition or pleasure.

Click on this blogpost's title to visit Riders4Helmets and learn more about many manufacturers, as well as retail locations, offering specials today on the smartest purchase you can buy.

Ride Smart & Strap One On ~ Everyone's Doing It!


  1. Thanks for posting this. I am 50+ and although I'd love to ride with the wind in my hair, I would rather live another day as I did yesterday; thus my decision to always wear a helmet. I tell my fellow helmet-less riders that I need to protect the piece of me that generates the revenue to be able to ride and own horses - my brain! :)

  2. I totally agree with you. As the owner of a Tack Shop I have people come in all the time and often a helmet is not the most important thing for them. I always tell them, forget about the other approved helmet is the most important thing you can wear period!!!! :-)

  3. Thanks 50+ and Art2Cee2 . . . keep setting an example for all.


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