United States Dressage Federation Issues Protective Headgear Safety Statement

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, 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, Kentucky.

The statement, "USDF strongly recommends all riders wear protective headgear when mounted". The statement is in line with USDF's current editorial policy to require photos of mounted riders in the USDF Connection magazine include protective headgear or permitted competition attire.

 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 United States Dressage Federation is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to education, recognition of achievement, and promotion of dressage. For more information about USDF membership or programs, visit www.usdf.org, email usdressage@usdf.org, or call (859) 971-2277.