Troxel LLC, the worldwide leader in ASTM/SEI-certified equestrian helmets, is delighted to announce its sponsorship of the 4th Riders4Helmets Safety Symposium on Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 at the Alltech Arena, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY from 8.30am to 5pm.
The Helmet Safety Symposium, organized by Riders4Helmets, will bring together representatives from the equestrian world to discuss the importance of wearing helmets, rider safety, rules, improvements to helmet designs, and more.
"The Helmet Safety Symposium continues to be an important event that Troxel is proud to support", said Karisa Dern, Marketing Director at Troxel. “We are pleased to see the Safety Symposium expand into additional disciplines, especially the western riding disciplines.”
Troxel’s 14-year-old champion barrel racing product ambassador Megan Sparks will be speaking at the event, where Troxel will feature the new Western Rebel helmet series.
“I am honored to be a speaker at the Safety Symposium representing the barrel racing community,” said Troxel product ambassador Megan Sparks. "I like to wear helmets when barrel racing because I feel safer going at fast speeds. I've always worn a Troxel since I was riding English at the age of 3. People tell me they like to see someone barrel racing wearing a helmet because almost everyone else is wearing cowgirl hats.”
The Craig Ferrell M.D Equestrian Safety Awards named after former USET Physician and Chair of the FEI Medical Council Craig Ferrell, will be presented at the Safety Symposium. Mrs. Lorraine Ferrell will be in attendance to observe the recognition of individuals who have been nominated by equestrians, as being exceptional role models for helmet wearing, or equestrian safety.
For more information on the Helmet Safety Symposium, visit www.riders4helmets.com.
Troxel is the world's leading provider of ASTM / SEI certified equestrian helmets for competitive, schooling and recreational riding. Established in 1898, Troxel is recognized for its innovative design and research leadership in helmetry. Based in San Diego, California, Troxel now dedicates all its resources to equestrian helmets and related accessories, and has provided over three million helmets to the equestrian market.
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 following her accident, was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and continues to undergo rehabilitation. The goal of the Riders4Helmets Campaign is to educate equestrians on the benefits of wearing a properly fitted and secured, certified helmet.