Due to queries from some competitors and A&P Shows round the compliant safety helmets the following memo has been released – please share this

Safety Helmet Memo 2017



In 2016 equestrian forums were held, and at that time it was signalled the RAS were looking to follow the ruling of ESNZ and NZ Pony Club, regarding the wearing of approved safety helmets when competing.  A remit was put forward in 2017 relating to this and that remit was passed.  This takes effect from 1 August 2017 for the 2017/2018 show season.

Please see the following link to the ESNZ website which states the helmets that are accepted – http://www.nzequestrian.org.nz/esnz/resources/health-safety/helmet-tagging/

RAS will be working with ESNZ and NZ Pony Club to assist those competing at A&P shows to get their helmets tagged however the most important aspect for the 2017/2018 show season is that competitors comply and wear approved safety helmets.