Helmets: Coast to Coast-Complete Results from California

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Tami Hoag, best selling mystery writer, competing her Lonestar at Grand Prix. © 2011 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Tami Hoag, best selling mystery writer, competing her Lonestar at Grand Prix in Florida. © 2011 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

A week after the decision that dressage riders competing in sanctioned U.S. national level competitions must wear a safety helmet on show grounds, there was widespread adoption even at FEI level at national shows in Florida and California although the rule does not go into effect until Mar. 1.

Although senior riders in FEI (International Equestrian Federation) classes are exempt from the rule–unless they also are competing at national level, too–five of eight competitors in the Grand Prix class at the inaugural International Horse Sport show in Loxahatchee, Florida, wore safety helmets.

Shannon Peters on Odessey in Los Angeles. © 2011 Steffen Peters for dressage-news.com

Helmets were also in abundance at the Los Angeles Winter Dressage Competition.

Rebecca Rigdon on Solei in the Prix St. Georges at Los Angeles. © 2011 Steffen Peters for dressage-news.com

2011 LA Winter Media Results.pdf (2)