#MindYourMelon on International Helmet Awareness Day

Get in the mood to #mindyourmelon with this timeless Evention classic. 

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 10th year running, International Helmet Awareness Day — or International Helmet Awareness Weekend, we suppose you could call it — will be held this Saturday, Sept. 14 through Sunday, Sept. 15.

Riders4Helmets.com has teamed up with leading helmet manufacturers and retailers all over the world to offer discounts on helmets on these dates. Shout-out to our favorite participating retailer SmartPak, which is offering your favorite helmet brands at a discount throughout the weekend.

“It is a testament to the continued need for educating equestrians on all aspects of helmet wearing that sees International Helmet Awareness Day continue to attract hundreds of retailers for the tenth time,” said Lyndsey White of Riders4Helmets. “I am absolutely overwhelmed at the continued support shown to the Riders4Helmets campaign by helmet manufacturers, retailers, and equestrians around the globe.”

Chinch getting measured for a Charles Owen helmet in the Kentucky Sponsor Village. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

“Back in 2010 when Riders4Helmets was founded and we hosted the first International Helmet Awareness Day, I never imagined that the campaign would inspire tens of thousands of equestrians to wear a helmet for the first time, and serve as a continued reminder to those who were already wearing a helmet, to ensure it is fitted correctly and that they replace it when appropriate.”

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.

You know what happens to hunt caps in MY neighborhood? 

For more information on the Riders4Helmets campaign, visit www.riders4helmets.com. You can also follow the campaign on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.