Safety Committee Information
The NYSHC Safety Committee is chaired by Dru Malavase. Dru became a NYSHC member on the recommendation of one if its founders and its second President, Rufus Wesson of Mendon. Mr. Wesson was also President of the United States Pony Clubs and the Rochester-Monroe County Chapter of the American Red Cross, both organizations devoted to safety and injury prevention. Dru's similar interest in safety led her to become the Executive Director and First Aid Instructor Trainer of the West Ontario County Chapter of Red Cross and Safety Committee Chairman for the United States Pony Clubs. She was the original Chairman and current Co-Chairman of the American Society for Testing and Materials Committee on Protective Equestrian Headgear and a member of the United States Equestrian Federation Safety Committee.
One of the most frequent questions Dru addresses is ASTM Safety Standards and the SEI compliance system. If you'd like to contact Dru, please email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 585-657-7053 after 7:30 pm on weekends.
The NYSHC Safety Committee recommends the following links and downloads for you ... stay safe, ride safe, have fun!
(click on the below links to view documents):
The Importance of ASTM/SEI Helmets and Helmet laws in New York State: New York State Equestrian Helmet Statutes (original 1999 version)
Updated change from Current Law Introducer's Memorandum in Support of New York Equestrian Helmet Bill
NYSHC Safety Committee Overview: Why You Should Wear a Certified Riding Helmet
When Should I Replace My ASTM/SEI Equestrian Helmet?...download>>