The popular Helmet Awareness Campaign Riders4Helmets, partnered for the second year with the Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover (held September 13-15th in Fort Worth, TX) to encourage helmet use at the event by offering $2,000 in helmet incentives. The Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover is a national event that is organized by the Mustang Heritage Foundation, a non-profit organization founded with the purpose of saving America’s wild Mustangs. A record number of competitors stepped up to the challenge and “Strapped One On.” While there were several English riders competing in helmets at the event, there were also many western riders that participated in the incentive. Mary Miller-Jordan of Kelly, NC and her Mustang Silver Lining from Silver King, NV were named reserve champions, winning $20,000, in the Legends division of the event. They received two standing ovations as they performed their entire freestyle bridle-less and bareback with not even a neck rope. Mary wore a custom helmet she designed to look like a cowboy hat. “Safety in all disciplines of equestrian sports should be paramount,” said Miller Jordan. “It is as equally important for western riders to wear a helmet as it is for English riders to do so.” Shows or organizations wishing to hold their own helmet incentives can email firstname.lastname@example.org for support and assistance with organizing the incentive. For further information on the Riders4Helmets campaign please visit www.riders4helmets.com. For information on the Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover please visit Facebook Extreme Mustang Makeover.
Published December 2012 Issue