Helmet Standards

EA Statement – Helmet Standard

Equestrian Australia can advise that Helmet Standard EN1384 will remain effective until 31 December 2016. In addition, a new standard VG1 has been added to the General Regulations effective immediately. As of 1 January 2017 helmets with the EN1384 standard will not be permitted under EA’s General Regulations.

As per the EA General Regulations, Equestrian Australia highly recommends the use of helmets that conform to Australian Standard AS/NZS 3838, as this standard provides for more stringent testing and further periodic retesting.

The Tipperary helmet & the Oscar Pro Helmet are appproved to the ASTM F1163-04a and EN 1384/1997 standards. And the the ASTM standard is still accepted by EA. So you also may find that your helmets are approved under several standards. The EN1384 is being replaced by VGI as I understand it.The Italian Las Helmet is approved to the new VGI standard.