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Head injury risk in equestrian activity

Webinar – Helmet testing – the results!

When we put on a helmet to ride we all believe it’s going to save us from serious injury. That might be true the day it leaves the factory but what about after its been in use for a while? Is it as safe? And what about if you have had a fall but there is no visible damage to the helmet?

We teamed up with a company who are leaders in the field of non-destructive motorcycle helmet testing  (Non-destructive means that the testing methods don’t damage the helmet in any way and that they can continue to be used if they pass the testing) to test a range of riding helmets donated by Dr David Marlin Members.

The testing was carried out by Prof John Tyrer from The School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering at Loughborough University who developed the tests and Martin Slowey of The Helmet Inspection Company.

We looked at a mixture of helmets that had been in use but which had not been knowingly dropped or suffered a head impact and some which had been involved in falls. John and Martin will be taking part in the webinar to reveal the results which are amazing/interesting/revealing/disturbing.

If you ride you won’t want to miss this presentation!


A few months ago we put a call out for members to send in their riding helmets:

“Do you have a riding hat over 5 years old that you no longer use?
Do you have a riding hat in which you had a fall and whilst the hat is not obviously damaged, which you no longer use?
If so, would you like to donate it for a new project where we will test some hats using the latest advanced testing methods? You will get a report on your donated hat and we will also run a webinar explaining the testing methods and results on other donated hats.”

Dr David Marlin has been working with a helmet inspection company and we have the results!



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14 Jul 2022


8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 14 Jul 2022
  • Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm