Great article in the New York Times on wearing helmets in dressage at the 2010 World Equestrian Games
Dressage Riders Embrace Helmets, to a Point
By JILLIAN DUNHAM
Published: September 28, 2010
LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Olympic dressage rider Courtney King Dye has no memory of the day last March when she jumped on a horse she was training, to demonstrate its progress to its owner. With inexperienced horses, she liked to wear a helmet as a safety precaution, but it was the busy winter show season in Palm Beach, Fla., and she was in a hurry.