Well, I hope so, it would be a great opportunity to be a role model. It cracks me up that KOC wears an air vest because she claims she wants to "..utilize all the latest technology.." to stay safe, then straps on a piece of cardboard (basically) to protect her brain. Now, even though I know it's unproven, I wear an airvest also, but my definition of latest technology includes a helmet every ride.
Experience is the hardest teacher. The test comes first, the lesson afterward.
Thomas Kimmel, aka "riderboy"
I only saw two riders with helmets, Brazil and a Swedish rider. None of the U.S. riders wore a helmet today. I was thinking the same thing. I bet Allison Springer would have. I bet her dressage would have been better too.