Updated Helmet Regulations (Australia)

Today was the first day of pony club for the year, yay! It was  a great day and fun was had by all. Anyway Equestrian Australia has updated their helmet regulations and their seems to be a fair amount of confusion as to what complies which meant I spent a good portion of the morning inspecting helmets and matching number sequences to the new regulations.

All helmets must now meet one or more of the following standards:

  • Current Australian standard AS/NZS 3838 (2006 onwards) provided they are SAI Global marked.
  • New Australian standard ARB HS 2012 provided they are SAI Global marked.
  • Current American standard ASTM F1163 (2004a or 04a onwards) provided they are SEI marked.
  • Current American standard SNELL E2001.
  • Current British standard PAS 015 (1998 or 2011) provided they are BSI Kitemarked.
  • Interim European Standard VG1 (01.040: 2014-12) with or without BSI Kitemarked.


(Image: Equestrian Australia)

This information can be found on the tag inside your helmet or on a sticker under the lining.



For more information or to see if your helmet complies check out the Equestrian Australia website: http://www.equestrian.org.au/news/helmet-regulations-updated

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