New helmets in 2016 - approved by new European Safety Standard for horse riding helmets
Posted on 06 February 2016
The new European Standard for Helmets has been activated on the 1st of January 2016.
The current European standard for horse riding helmets is CE VG1 01.040 2014-12 certification.
CE VG1 01.040 2014-12
This European Standard was adopted for all the equestrian hats and Jockey helmets according to the British Standards. This Standard represents a forward step with respect to the previous standards issued by British Certification Bodies. It is recognised on a European level and by many Countries with the exception of some Countries that adopted Standards with even stricter parameters. One particular new detail: the use of a chin-rest is no longer permitted because in the event of falls it could cause damage to the jawbone.
This development is composed of a few technical modifications which aim to improve upon the already extremely safe EN1384-2012 standard.