U.S. Dressage Federation Issues Protective Headgear Statement

The U.S. Dressage Federation issues statement that it 'strongly recommends all riders wear protective headgear when mounted.'

May 25, 2010 — The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) released an official statement regarding protective headgear use following the Spring USDF Executive Board meeting held at their headquarters in the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky.

The statement, “USDF strongly recommends all riders wear protective headgear when mounted,” is in line with USDF’s current policy to require all photos of mounted riders in the USDF Connection magazine include protective headgear.

USDF is also requiring the statement on all videos it produces and any videos or educational materials for which it offers accreditation for its University program.

Founded in 1973, the USDF is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to education, recognition of achievement, and promotion of dressage.

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