Safety Guidelines

At Ontario Equestrian, we take safety seriously for both horse and rider. Whether you’re a first-time rider or an experienced competitor, the following links can help you stay safe on and off the horse.

Concussion Policy & Return to Play Guidelines

We strongly encourage all riders, new and experienced, to wear an ASTM Certified Equestrian Helmet while riding, and for those who are new to horses it makes sense to wear it while grooming and tacking as well. Our guide reflects the latest research on Concussion Awareness and Return to Play guidelines, developed in partnership with the Coaches Association of Ontario and with advice and support from Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Concussion Centre.

Concussion Resource Material:

Government of Ontario Concussion Awareness Resource E-Booklet

This e-booklet will help you learn more about concussions so you can keep yourself and others active and safe — whether you’re an athlete, student, parent, coach, official or educator.

You can download and print a copy for reference.