Riders4Helmets, the popular helmet awareness campaign, was recently awarded the 2012 Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) Partnership In Safety Award. The award recognizes Riders4Helmet’s efforts to educate equestrians on the benefits of wearing a properly fitting and secured, certified helmet. Since 1996, the Partnership in Safety Award has been presented annually to an association, organization or individual who has worked with the CHA to promote safety in the horse industry.
“Riders4Helmets is immensely honored to be the recipient of the 2012 Certified Horsemanship Association Partnership in Safety Award. The Certified Horsemanship Association was one of the first organizations to lend support to Riders4Helmets when the campaign was launched in 2010. Riders4Helmets has a mission of educating equestrians on the benefits of wearing a properly fitted and secured, certified helmet,” said Lyndsey White, Riders4Helmets. “In the two years since its inception, Riders4Helmets has hosted safety symposiums, provided educational articles and videos via www.riders4helmets.com and founded International Helmet Awareness Day in which over 500 retailers globally participated in 2012. The support of the Certified Horsemanship Association is invaluable and we look forward to continuing our partnership.”.
“The CHA Board of Directors was proud to award Riders4Helmets with our Partnership in Safety Award,” said CHA Chief Executive Officer Christy Landwehr. “It was our pleasure to attend the first Helmet Symposium this organization put on and to follow and help promote all that this group is doing to promote overall equestrian safety.”
Riders4Helmets was founded in early 2010 after Olympic dressage rider Courtney King Dye was seriously injured in a riding accident. King Dye, who remained in a coma for a month, was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and is currently undergoing rehabilitation.
The purpose of CHA is to promote excellence in safety and education for the benefit of the horse industry. CHA certifies instructors and trail guides, accredits equestrian facilities, publishes educational manuals, produces educational horsemanship DVDs and hosts regional and international conferences. For more information on the Certified Horsemanship Association, please visit www.CHA-ahse.org or call toll free 1-800-399-0138. To find a certified horseback riding instructor or accredited equine facility near you visit www.CHAinstructors.com.