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Helmet Standard

As per the EA General Regulations, Equestrian Australia highly recommends wear an approved helmet with the chin strap fastened at all times.

This ruling applies to Northern Adult Riding Club members.  In the interest of rider safety, random checks will be conducted at rallies to ensure riders are using EA compliant helmets.


Protective headgear must conform with one of the current approved safety standards:

  • Current Australian standard AS/NZS 3838 (2006 onwards) provided they are SAI Global marked.

  • New Australian standard ARB HS 2012 provided they are SAI Global marked.

  • Current American standard ASTM F1163 (2004a or 04a onwards) provided they are SEI marked.

  • Current American standard SNELL E2001.

  • Current British standard PAS 015 (1998 or 2011) provided they are BSI Kitemarked.

  • Interim European Standard VG1 (01.040: 2014-12) with or without BSI Kitemark.

Helmet Manufacturers generally recommend replacing your helmet every 5 years or so.

If you have a hard-blow impact accident while wearing your helmet, it is recommended to immediately replace it for a new model. There may be damage to the helmet that is not visible to the naked eye.

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