Are you really that Stupid!

Wear a helmet every time you ride a horse

Wear a helmet every time you ride a horse

Dramatic really, but I am sorry I am stunned and lost for words.

The Equestrian World’s elite are descending on the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington Kentucky USA. More horses and riders arrive every day in preparation for the games due to start in a few short hours. It is really important that after the inactivity of transport and quarantine that riders get out and about on their horses to iron out any wrinkles.

Travelling around Kentucky Horse Park is a great opportunity to celebrity spot and see some of the best horses in the world from different disciplines working side by side. I saw young Kiwi rider Clarke Johnstone worked in the same arena as Edward Gal and Totilas, awesome.

Celebrity spotting aside, there is already some cause for me to say WTF!! This is the world championships, the world is watching and dressage riders continue to believe they are immune from injury and ride without a safety helmet. I can understand wanting to ride into the main stadium with 7500 people cheering in your top hat and tails. BUT SERIOUSLY working out in an arena with other horses you don’t know in close proximity and you are not wearing a helmet, you must be really stupid. I am sorry I make no apologies for this.

Wear a helmet every time you ride a horse

Wear a helmet every time you ride a horse

To be a top dressage horse, it must be hyper fit and be on the edge, really the horse needs to be a bit bonkers to be the best. And then you get on without a helmet?

I cannot believe, the USEF, KHP, the FEI or even HRH allow this, given the level of scrutiny on our sports. Please wear a helmet everytime you ride any horse. if you are not convinced read some of the stories on riders 4 helmets.

No point wearing a Helmet if it is not on your head when you hit the ground

No point wearing a Helmet if it is not on your head when you hit the ground

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John Lechner also known as ESJ or JohnVacy is a photographer and writer. He is based in the Hunter Valley of NSW in Australia. John has a passion for Eventing photography and writing. John is an FEI Official (Technical Delegate) in addition to the work he does as a writer and photographer in the sport. You can see John's work on Eventing Nation and An Eventful Life where he is both a contributor as a photographer and writer. To find out more about ESJ and where he will be next be shooting more eventing photography then go to About ESJ. John is available to provide specific photographs at Events for riders and sponsors as well as providing images for publication.

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