You may have heard that the popular BSEN 1384 riding hat standard has been withdrawn by the governing body in charge of standard regulation.
The use of riding hats which only have the standards: EN 1384 or BSEN 1384, will no longer be accepted for competition.
Hats must have one of the following safety specification standards to make it compliant:
• PAS 015 (1998 or 2011);
• ASTMF 1163 (2004a or 04a onwards);
• SNELL E2001;
• AS/NZS 3838 (2006 onwards).
The onus so far has been on the rider to make sure they have the correct riding hat for the competition.