If you were involved in a riding accident, it is paramount that you replace your helmet. The materials used in riding helmets is specifically designed to withstand a single impact. Once an impact has occurred, the helmet is considered compromised and may not protect you in a secondary accident. Please keep in mind that the impact does not have to happen while riding. Dropping a helmet onto concrete or hard flooring can also damage the internal structures, even if there is not obvious external damage.
For your safety, Olson's tack shop along with all helmet manufacturers highly recommend replacing your helmet after every accident. Since a helmet can be an investment, the following manufacturers offer a replacement policy for helmets involved in a riding accident.
Charles Owen will gladly replace any helmet involved in a horseback riding accident. The owner of the accident helmet needs to fill out an Accident Report Form. All helmets must be returned to the place of purchase after submitting the accident report form.
The replacement program is as follows:
65% off of retail during the 1st year of ownership
50% off of retail during the 2nd year of ownership
20% off of retail during the 3rd year of ownership
Replacement policy for all/any style helmet involved in a horseback riding accident ONLY, must include the original receipt, must have been purchased within the last 12 months, and must include a descriptive letter of the accident signed and dated by the rider. The original helmet that was involved in the accident must be returned in order for a replacement to be issued.
Per GPA policy, only one accident replacement per new helmet purchased is allowed. No accident replacements will be allowed for a helmet originally purchased as an accident replacement.
Replacement costs as of January 1st 2016:
Classic 2X - $140
Speed Air 2X - $245
First Lady 2X or Evo+ 2X - $265
Speed Air 2X Leather (basic) - $325
First Lady 2X or Evo+ 2X Leather - $340
Speed Air or First Lady Carbon - $500
Crystal Classic - $250
Crystal Speed Air - $325
Crystal First Lady - $340
4S Series Speed Air or First Lady - $275
Custom Helmets will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis
Samshield will replace the helmet at 25% off of retail within 4 years of purchase. The helmet, a letter describing the accident, and receipt of purchase is required.
KASK:KASK believes in safety first, and will gladly replace any helmet involved in a horseback riding accident at a 20% discount up to 24 months from the purchase date.
The owner must fill out a Crash Replacement Form (available at Olson's) and the original helmet must be sent back with the paperwork.
International Riding Helmets and Phoenix Performance Products (Tipperary):
Manufacturer must be contacted directly regarding the replacement of the helmet.
Phoenix Performance Products can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
International Riding Helmets can be reached at: email@example.com or at 800-435-6380
For more information, visit their website.