Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
It's ok - you can use whatever vest you want :) Your body, your horse, your money, your choice.
Any vest that has those indavidual panels, are not certified, regardless if it is a Tipperary or an Intec or etc, etc. Because of the panels, when you hit a solid object with them, they give - where a vest that does not have those indavidual palens, do not give on impact.
That's why they don't pass the safety tests put on them. Also the ties on the side, will not protect your ribs incase if you hit a fence in those area's, or get stepped on.
I watched a rider at Novice, I think it was.... who flipped head first off of her horse right into the fence, and hit it on her side. Her ribs were broken. Another got stepped on by her horse on her chest, broken ribs.
I wont wear a tipperary.