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Helmet Certifications

Since 1992, Troxel has been providing USA leadership toward reducing equestrian related head injuries and deaths. With over 4 million helmets in the market and a safety record second to none, Troxel is the world's leading provider of ASTM/SEI-certified equestrian helmets.

A certified equestrian helmet is the smartest way to protect yourself while riding. While no helmet will prevent all injuries, you’re far less likely to suffer a serious head injury if you’re wearing a helmet with ASTM/SEI-certification. Equestrian helmets are designed with one main goal, to protect your head and brain when you fall. 

For equestrian helmets, SEI has selected the ASTM standard F1163 to evaluate helmet performance. SEI requires testing at an independent lab to the F1163 ASTM standard. The Safety Equipment Institute (SEI), is an organization that certifies protective equipment for a variety of industries. ASTM International, formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) is one of the world’s most respected standards organizations, setting standards for everything from curing of concrete to hotness of red peppers to protective headgear. All Troxel helmets are ASTM/SEI-certified. Download more facts about ASTM/SEI-certification here.

ASTM/SEI-certified helmets contain their date of manufacture and the SEI seal under the headliner inside the helmet. You may also visit the SEI website to view a listing of SEI certified helmets.

Troxel recommends replacing your equestrian helmet every five years, or anytime when a helmet as been involved in an accident. Equestrian helmets are made for one impact event only. Even if you don’t see any damage, the area of the helmet where impact occurred could have been compromised.

Helmets involved in an accident may be replaced for a minimal fee within two years from the helmet date of purchase.  See Troxel's Accident Replacement section for more information.