“The ABRS has decided to follow the precedence set by other member bodies of the BEF with regard to the new riding hat standard policy.
This means that as from Jan 1st 2016 hats worn at ABRS schools have to adopt the new EU standards; the PAS 015:1998 or 2011, the SNELL E2001 or VG1 and we can no longer accept hats that are purely (BS)EN 1384. Please check all hats that you provide and also that your riders bring, to ensure that they are of the correct standard.
If you need to purchase new hats, please look on our member’s page of the website, under members benefit scheme you will see Tagg Equestrian is offering ABRS members very favourable prices for ‘Polly’ hats of the VG1 standard, and I have it on good authority that if you ring them you may get an even better offer!”
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