It has been announced by the EU Commission that the European Equestrian Riding Helmet standard (BS)EN1384 is to be withdrawn from the Official Journal of the European Union (OJ) at its next publication. This means that hat manufacturers will no longer be able to CE mark their hats using this standard and will need to recertify to a specification currently being developed.
Ribble Valley Riding Club will not be allowing hats which are only marked with the standard (BS)EN 1384 in the 2016 Season. Hats will need to be PAS 015, VG1 (both must be kite marked).
The Horse and Hound explains the new rules very clearly Click here to read more