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The new Equestrian Australia rule about headgear came into force on 1 January 2017, but there’s been some confusion about what it means. Put simply, if you compete in an Equestrian Australia sanctioned competition, your helmet must conform with the new rule, detailed below.
If your helmet is approved to EN1384 (the old standard no longer approved by EA) BUT ALSO approved under another standard (PAS015, ASTM F1163, VG1, etc.) then it is good to go.
Primary responsibility to comply with the new rule is yours, but it’s also the responsibility of clubs and organising committees to advertise that you must comply. If you’re involved in an accident wearing a non-
EA General Regulations, Article 122.2: Dress and Salute, the following will apply:
Protective headgear must conform with one of the current approved safety standards: