Equestrian Safety Vest Research
Please join us as we work to improve equestrian sport safety through air vest research.
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A joint project with the USHJA and the Virginia Tech Helmet Lab.
The use of chest protection in equestrian sports has become common but there is little equestrian-specific research and testing available for equestrian air vests. Advancing your safety is critical and that's why we are doing the research.
The purpose of the Equestrian Safety Vest Research campaign is to review current equestrian vest protection standards, investigate the most common types of torso impacts and injuries, evaluate current testing methodologies, develop a biofidelic impact protocol for evaluating air and standard protective vests, and finally, test and rate the performance of current chest protection systems for the equestrian community.