Happy International Helmet Awareness Day! Today is a great day to replace yours if it’s more than five years old, has taken a spill or doesn’t fit properly. Or perhaps you don’t need a new helmet, but want something light weight for next summer, in a different color, or in a different style. In honor of IHAD, participating retailers all over the world are having excellent sales on helmets. As any Eventer knows, you need three of everything, so if you’ve been meaning to add a helmet for a specific phase, today’s the day!
If you buy a helmet in-store today, consider asking a retail associate to help you check the fit. Most sellers are trained in fitting and sizing, which can not only ensure your comfort but also your safety. A properly fitting helmet should be snug equally all the way around your head (not just side to side or front to back), and when you wiggle the brim, your forehead should move with the helmet. If it slides up and down independent of your skin, it’s too big. Now you know!
U.S. Weekend Action:
Entries Extended: Surefire Farm is still accepting entries through Sunday night for their upcoming Horse Trials 9/24-25! [Surefire Farm]
Saturday Video: If you’re looking for a lightweight helmet, check out the Tipperary Sportage!