Head Injury Info and Helmet Policy

All riders, youth and adults, must wear a properly fitting equestrian helmet passing or surpassing current applicable ASTM/SEI (American Society for Testing and Materials/Safety Equipment Institute) standards with chin strap secured while mounted at any time/anywhere on the competition/event grounds.

For our youth riders under 18 years of age, it is the responsibility of the parent, guardian, or trainer to see to it that the equestrian helmet worn complies with appropriate safety standards for protective headgear intended for equestrian use, and is properly fitted and in good condition. Riders over age 18 are responsible for their equestrian helmet complying with the standards. The NJ 4-H Youth Development Program, HPAC, and/or Show Committees are not responsible for checking equestrian helmet for such compliance.

The NJ 4-H Youth Development Program, HPAC, and/or Show Committees make no representation or warranty, express or implied, about any protective equestrian helmet, and cautions riders that death or serious injury may result despite wearing such equestrian helmet as all equestrian sports involve inherent dangerous risk and as no helmet can protect against all foreseeable injuries.

Resources

Rutgers New Jersey 4-H Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station