MANDATORY WEARING OF HELMETS – ENCOURAGEMENT CAMPDRAFT RIDERS

11 Nov 2016

At its meeting on October 11th and 12th 2016, the Board resolved after considerable discussion, to implement the mandatory requirement that ALL Encouragement riders MUST wear an approved helmet while competing regardless of the draft entered.

The new rule will be effective 1st December 2016.

Due to the popularity of the sport of Campdrafting there are a good number of new competitors to the sport that are not experienced in working livestock at speed or are relatively new to riding horses.

ABCRA has considered very carefully the need to look after the best interests of its members and ABCRA generally.

In closing, the Board wishes to confirm that the wearing of helmets once a competitor has broken Encouragement status remains optional.