Here at Eventing Nation, we need every brain cell we can get. And we salute Riders4Helmets International Helmet Awareness Day’s efforts to keep our neurons as safe as possible by reminding us each year to keep a lid on it.
In its eighth year running, International Helmet Awareness Day has been expanded to a two-day event for 2017. International Helmet Awareness Weekend, we suppose you could call it, will be held this Saturday, Sept. 16 through Sunday, Sept. 17.
Riders4Helmets.com has teamed up with leading helmet manufacturers and retailers all over the world to offer discounts on helmets on these dates. Participating helmet brands include EN sponsors Charles Owne Caldene, Champion, Charles Owen, Gatehouse, GPA, Harry Hall Hats, International Riding Helmets (IRH), Kask, KEP Italia, LAS helmets (Leslie Sutcliffe UK), One K, Ovation, Samshield, Tipperary, Troxel and Uvex. And shout-out to our favorite participating retailer SmartPak, which is offering up to 20% off of your favorite helmet brands.
“Last year, retailers had so many people wanting to be fitted for helmets that they asked us to expand the event to two days this year, so everyone could be properly fitted,” says Lyndsey White of Riders4Helmets.
As someone who has been pile driven into planet Earth on many an occasion, I would never dream of leaving the barn without my helmet. Many thanks to Riders4Helmets International Helmet Awareness Day for continuing education on the benefits of wearing a properly fitting, secured and certified helmet.