USEF Announces Protocol Regarding Helmet Cameras

RELEASE: January 5, 2015
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: USEF Communications Department

Lexington, Ky. – Following the careful consideration regarding the use of helmet cameras, the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has updated protocol concerning the devices.

Effective immediately, please be advised of the following:

1. The USEF does not prohibit the use of helmet cameras.
2. A competition organizer may prohibit use of a helmet camera and the competitor must comply with such prohibition.
3. The decision to wear a camera while competing is voluntary and at the rider’s own risk.

This policy is effective as of January 5, 2015 for all USEF competitions. It is advised that athletes consult with the helmet manufacturer before mounting a camera on a helmet. The USEF will continue to monitor information and research on helmet cameras as it becomes available.