....cute t-shirts, etc. for sale to support their message
I don't have access to statistics but I really feel that their website and subsequent campaigns have really paid off and that more people than ever realize the importance of wearing a helmet. I must say that I felt a chill when I first saw some of the top Dressage riders wearing helmets rather than top hats in competition and although I attribute part of that to Ms. Dye's accident, I believe that Riders4Helmets was the catalyst for the push that was needed to inspire change!
On a personal note, when the R4H website was in its fledgling stages, Valie and I were featured, along with many other other equestrians and their horses, in a pictorial that showed us with our horses and wearing our helmets, along with a little blurb as to why we do so! I was quite proud to be part of that but wait........it gets better! Along with selling wonderful merchandise such as the cute t-shirt pictured above, they have spear headed several contests and one of those contests was a huge helmet give-a-way! On one of my visits to the website, I randomly entered the contest and lo and behold, I was shocked to find that I was a winner!! Many different helmet manufacturers were sponsoring this contest, every one from the new Samshield, to the GPA, Charles Owen, the new helmets made by Pegasus and many others. And as a winner, I was the lucky recipient of a brand new Pegasus George Morris Mark III Helmet and although it has not arrived yet, after viewing it on the Pegasus website http://pegasushelmets.com/, it is one beautiful show helmet and features a very unique approach to custom fitting as well as comfort. After I try it on and use it a bit, I will review it right here on my blog!
Well anyway, that's it for tonight, it's way past my bedtime and I have a full day ahead of me beginning tomorrow morning at 6:30 AM. I will be visiting your blogs very soon and will return to mine to write again - Goodnight!