The ESNZ rule now states that all riders must wear an approved safety helmet in competition – the accepted safety standards can be found at all times on the ESNZ website. Helmet checking and tagging will continue at events, and some special helmet tagging sessions, indefinitely.
ESNZ and New Zealand Pony Clubs Association have signed a joint memorandum of understanding to support the single tagging policy for New Zealand equestrian events and activities held by either of the two organisations.
As such, a joint ESNZ/NZPCA branded helmet tag has been produced. Once tagged, with the new red tag, a helmet will be allowed to be worn at all events and activities of either organisation.
Please note: RAS will also be following the lead of NZPCA and ESNZ with regards to helmet standards and tagging of helmets.
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