Visit a BETA-trained dealer – characterized by a BETA safety certificate issued in-store – for free and personalized customization of your new body protection. Although it is not mandatory, it is generally recommended to wear body protection for general riding, especially in high-risk situations, such as riding young horses or riding in new environments. Racesafe body guards are so light and comfortable that many runners choose to wear their own at all times because they barely know it`s there! Hidden damage that a bodyguard might have suffered is also a good reason to avoid used clothing or those with an unknown history. If you take good care of your body protection, it will last longer over the recommended lifespan of three to five years. So don`t let him hang around in the yard or truck to be chewed and kicked. Spending too much time in a hot car or a wet queue won`t do it well either. Our air circulation system uses a 60cc gas cylinder and creates an advanced protection zone that provides greater braking distances for the body to reduce injuries. Body protectors should be replaced at least every three to five years, after which the shock-absorbing properties of the foam may have decreased. There is a specification for inflatable air mounting protectors: Satra M38. A good fit is the key to comfort and safety. BETA trains retailers in the assembly of body protectors so that they can offer drivers free and personalized accessories. Designed to absorb the shocks of a horse`s fall or kick, body protectors are mandatory for certain competitions.
But more and more drivers are reporting that they feel safer – and therefore drive more positively – when they wear one in everyday situations, from hacking to training over fences. So look for the BETA security certificate and ask the employee named in it to help you choose your new body protection. They will only be too happy to help you, and this unique service will not cost you a penny more than the price of the garment. Do you know to what standard your body protection or air jacket is certified? You should! Knowing this critical information will tell you a lot about the level of protection you get with your equipment. It is recommended that you visit a beta (British Equestrian Trade Association) authorised retailer with fully trained and qualified staff so that your body protection is professionally adjusted. Here at Eland Lodge, we offer a free safety clothing fitting service to make sure you get the one that`s right for you. Although it is not mandatory, it is generally recommended to wear body protection for show jumping. British riding clubs recommend bodyguards for show jumping, including the show jumping phase of eventing. The BETA standard establishes shock absorption criteria, controls the area of the body to be covered and ensures that there is a minimum of space between the protective foam panels.
It consists of three levels, each designed for different activities and identified by a color label on the garment. Shoulder protectors are an optional addition to any Racesafe body protector. They are subjected to various tests and are approved according to EN13158:2009. SATRA M38: February 2013 â Requirements for air vests intended for use in horseback riding, which are intended to provide protection in the event of a fall to the ground SATRA M39: February 2013 – Requirements for jockey body protectors that additionally contain airbag technology. Airowear body protectors comply with the European standard EN 13158:2018 and are CE marked to demonstrate compliance with the PPE Directive 89/686/EEC. They are retested annually to ensure consistency of the standard. For the cross-country phase, British Eventing requires you to wear Level 3 body protection certified to BETA 2009 or BETA 2018 standards. BETA 2000 models that have not been manufactured for more than 10 years are no longer allowed. If a pneumatic jacket is used, it must be worn in addition to and above a body protection allowed for the cross-country phase.
We believe that all umbrella organisations in Europe share these body protection rules for eventing, but look to them individually for confirmation. Outside europe, we are familiar with the following cross-border safety standards: Australia- EN13158:2009 (Level 3), EN13158:2018 (Level 3), BETA 2009 (Level 3) or BETA 2018 (Level 3) New Zealand – BETA 2009 (Level 3) or BETA 2018 (Level 3) All types of Airowear body protectors come with the possibility of attaching shoulder protectors. Wearing shoulder guards can reduce the likelihood of shoulder or collarbone injury by up to 80 percent, according to one study. To participate in a British Riding Club cross-country competition, you must wear body protection, which is also highly recommended for the show jumping phase. A fall study showed that wearing shoulder guards can reduce the likelihood of shoulder or collarbone injury by up to 80%. Available Models: RS Shoulder Protectors, ProVent Shoulder Protectors Most body protectors are made of heat-sensitive PVC nitrile foam, which is why they feel more and more comfortable as they soften and adapt to the wearer`s body. So try storing your protector in a warm (but not artificially hot) environment to make sure it`s pleasant and flexible for early morning driving. USEA would like to remind all participants of the current rule regarding the use of cross-country body protectors in competitions recognized by the USEA, as published in the USEF Rulebook. 1.
A body vest shall be worn during warm-up for and during the cross-country test. The colors of the team, team or club are allowed. The association recommends that the vest exceed or exceed the current ASTM F1937 standard or be certified by the Safety Equipment Institute. Inflatable vests are only allowed if they are worn on a body protection vest. As mentioned above, the USEF recommends that body protection pass or exceed the ASTM standard. However, for their own safety and protection, drivers (and parents) must ensure that their body protectors (or their children`s body protectors) meet this standard. Body protectors that comply with the British BETA Level 3 standard of 2009 are also acceptable and recommended.