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Finally, the State of Florida has enacted an equestrian helmet law that requires anyone under the age of 16 to wear a helmet while riding a horse on public roads.  Nicole Hornstein, a 12 year old Palm Beach County girl died in 2006 after her horse stumbled and fell causing her to strike her head on the pavement.  Nicole was not wearing a helmet.

New York has enacted a law requiring the wearing of approved helmets by riders under 14 years of age.  The City of Plantation, Florida and the Canadian Province of Ontario have also passed similar laws.  As important as this issue is you would think that all states would have this type of law to protect equestrian riders.  Wearing a helmet is like wearing a seat belt; it saves many lives and it only takes a few seconds to put it on to save a life or prevent devastating injuries.

If you are interested in having an equestrian helmet law passed in your city, state or county, contact your local senators, congressmen, and representatives to put the “wheels in motion” to protect equestrians and to prevent a tragedy such as the one that the Hornstein family suffered.

For further information on existing equestrian helmet laws you can search Equestrian Helmet Laws on the Internet.


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