Franklin Horse Supply wants to bring attention to the importance of wearing a helmet. The local store is supporting International Helmet Awareness Day, an event organized by riders4helmets.
The goal of the riders4helmets campaign is simple: to educate equestrians on the benefits of wearing a properly fitted and secured, certified helmet. The first International Helmet Awareness Day event was held in 2010 and by 2014, hundreds of retailers in 9 countries had pledged their support by offering a discount on helmets. In 2016, the number of participating helmet brands grew to 16, with retailers in 14 countries taking part.
For the occasion, Franklin Horse Supply is offering 20% off select helmets on August 18th. Can’t make it to the store on Saturday? Shop online at www.franklinhorse.com and enjoy the same great savings! Helmets save lives! Participating brands include: Samshield, Charles Owen, GPA, Ovation, Trauma Void, One K and Ovation Brands.
Steps to Finding the Perfect Riding Helmet:
1. Get Measured
Professionals suggest a tape measure marked in centimeters and getting someone to assist you.
2. Style your hair just as you wear it when you ride
Different riding disciplines call for different dress codes (you may have to purchase multiple helmets to ensure your helmet fits correctly for each discipline). For example, if your hair is tucked under the helmet for one event, such as jumping, and then worn in a bun when you compete in dressage, you will probably need multiple helmets.
3. Try it On
Once you’ve been measured and have a helmet, you must try it on. Helmets should fit snugly but not be uncomfortable. Just like clothes, helmets from different manufacturers will fit your head differently, so you may need to try on several to find the perfect fit.
4. Ensure it Meets Safety Standards
In North America, the most prevalent performance standard is written by the ASTM International, a global standards development organization. It’s important to know the helmet you buy is an ASTM certified helmet.
Find Franklin Horse Supply at 1561 Columbia Ave, Franklin.