Riding Helmets are critical items of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Wearing one can reduce the risk of serious injury. It is crucial, therefore, that a riding helmet meets standards that are intended to ensure high levels of shock absorbency and penetration prevention. In the context of non-competitive riding routinely undertaken at Riding Schools, Livery Yards and Riding Establishments, the ABRS+ recommends the following standards:
• PAS 015 (2011)
• SNELL (2016/2021)
ABRS+ recommend that PAS 015 and VG1 helmets should also carry the appropriate Kitemark or IC Mark.
Where the school, establishment or client does not have a riding helmet to the appropriate standard, the ABRS+ recommends that the riding helmet be replaced.