If you’ve been thinking about buying a new helmet here’s your chance to be safe and save money. June 11, 2011 is National Helmet Awareness Day, sponsored by Riders4Helmets.com.
To promote the use of helmets, Riders4Helmets.com has teamed up with leading helmet manufacturers to offer discounts on helmets to equestrians via participating retailers globally on this day.
Last year more than three hundred retailers in the USA and 8 retailers Internationally offered discounts on helmets from eight different manufacturers. It is anticipated that the 2011 event will attract participation from over 500 equestrian retailers globally.
Helmet brands that have committed involvement in the promotion to date include: Samshield, Troxel, Charles Owen, GPA, Aegis (Devon-Aire), Pegasus, Tipperary, Ovation, IRH and KEP Italia. Additional manufacturers are expected to commit to participating and will be announced soon.
Remember: you should replace your helmet if you’ve been in a fall where you hit your head (it may have damaged the protective foam) or after about 5 years of normal use.