FEI “Strongly” Recommends Helmets for Training, Warm-up in Dressage
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland, June 21–The International Equestrian Federation (FEI) Dressage Committee on Monday “strongly” recommended protective headgear for dressage riders in training and pre-competition warm-up.
The committee said it was issuing its recommendation following the accident to U.S. Olympian Courtney King-Dye in which she sustained serious head injuries in a schooling fall in Florida almost four months ago.
“The FEI Dressage Committee strongly recommends that all riders should wear properly fastened safety helmets when training and in pre-competition warm-ups at all international dressage shows,” the statement said.
“Riders still have the choice of wearing protective headgear in the competition arena.”