Riders4Helmets Announces Award Winners

The helmet awareness campaign Riders4Helmets has announced the winners of the 2012 Craig Ferrell MD Equestrian Safety Awards.

The award, named after the late USET Physician and Chair of the FEI Medical Council Craig Ferrell, MD, who tragically passed away in May 2012, was designed to recognize exceptional role models for helmet wearing or equestrian safety. Winners were selected on the basis of number of nominations received and supporting reasons for nomination.

This year’s recipients include:

  • Charlotte Dujardin (UK/dressage);
  • Allison Springer (USA/eventing);
  • Lucinda Green (UK/eventing, safety advocate);
  • Isabell Werth (Germany/dressage);
  • Reed Kessler Reed Kessler (USA/jumping);
  • Adelinde Cornelissen (Netherlands/dressage);
  • Courtney King-Dye (USA/dressage);
  • Jacqueline Brooks (Canada/dressage);
  • Adrienne Lyle (USA/dressage);
  • Kathy Slack Kathy Slack (USA/western);
  • Megan Sparks (USA/barrel racing);
  • Tammy Sronce (USA/mounted shooting);
  • Elisa Wallace (USA/Extreme Mustang Makeover);
  • Laura Backus (USA/eventing);
  • Mary Miller Jordan (USA/Barrel Racing and Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover);
  • Scot Hansen Scot Hansen (USA/retired mounted police);
  • Meg Wade Meg Wade (Australia/endurance);
  • Elizabeth Charleston (New Zealand/helmet advocate); and
  • Jon Pitts (UK/neuroscientist).

Lorraine Ferrell attended the 4th Riders4Helmets Safety Symposium, held Saturday February 4th in Lexington, Ky., at which several of the winners were presented with silver award platters, by international event rider Allison Springer.

"We were delighted to name the 2012 Equestrian Safety Awards after Dr. Ferrell who worked with us on the Riders4Helmets campaign for over two years," said Lyndsey White, Riders4Helmets. "Dr. Ferrell not only worked tirelessly with the United States Equestrian Federation and the Fédération Equestre Internationale in order to make equestrian sport safer. He was also well respected by many equestrians whose lives he touched when he had their personal safety interests at heart."


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