Sept. 17 is International Helmet Awareness Day

Global Network of Equestrian Retailers to Provide Helmet Discounts has teamed up with leading helmet manufacturers to host the seventh International Helmet Awareness Day on Saturday September 17th. Building on the success of International Helmet Awareness Day 2015, participating retailers all over the world will be offering discounts on helmets to equestrians this Saturday.

Helmet Awareness Day

International Helmet Awareness Day was created in 2010 as a direct result of US Olympian Courtney King Dye’s accident, with the aim of educating equestrians on the benefits of wearing a properly fitting, secured and certified helmet.

The helmet brands that have committed involvement in International Helmet Awareness Day 2016 are: Antares-Sellier Canada, Antarès Sellier de France (USA), Champion, Charles Owen, Gatehouse, GPA, Harry Hall Hats, International Riding Helmets (IRH), Jin Stirrups, Kask America, LAS helmets (Leslie Sutcliffe), One K USA, One K (UK), Ovation, Samshield, Tipperary, Troxel and Uvex. “We are grateful to the helmet manufacturers for their continued support of this important global event,” said Emily Johnson,

Equestrians may visit to learn more about International Helmet Awareness Day and to search for participating retailers by “Name” or “Geographic Location.” Equestrians are encouraged to visit the site the morning of September 17th, 2016, to view the most current update, as participating retailers continue to be added on a daily basis.

For more information on the Riders4Helmets campaign, visit You can also follow the campaign at and