Originally Posted by dbarabians
Mildot those are events you are describing not arenas or horse shows
I have attended many shows for different breeds in Ft Worth. Helmets are not mandatory in AQHA events Arabian, APHA, or Appaloosa shows I have attended.
One of the reasons they are mandatory is for insurance liabilty.
In Texas section 87 of the Civil code protects equine professionals and livestock owners from being sued due to the inherent danger involved.
No wonder all those big events happen in Texas. Shalom
No, I am describing HORSE SHOWS. You know, dressage shows, jumping shows, eventing......You can call them whatever you want. They are places where people go to compete and show their horses against others. And they happen in....wait for it.....private and public arenas.
Any dressage, jumping, or eventing show sanctioned by the US Equestrian Federation will require helmet usage. State equine liability laws have nothing to do with it.
Breed shows are way behind the curve when it comes to enforcing common sense safety rules and I would not hold AQHA or APHA as a model in this regard. At all.
Also, you might want to check where the AQHA World Congress happens every year. I'll tell you where it doesn't: Texas.