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Helmet worn in Rolex dressage!

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  • Helmet worn in Rolex dressage!

    Allison Springer wore a helmet with her fancy duds for the Rolex dressage! In my opinion it did not look bad at all - I didn't even register immediately.

    Who else wore a helmet? I haven't watched every ride.

  • #2
    So far that's it. It's really awesome if you ask me!

    If someone on this board is true to their word, Allison should have a check coming her way!!!!
    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals" Immanuel Kant


    • #3
      Here's a photo, courtesy of USEA blog (note, Allison is on the Board of Governors of the US Eventing Association):



      • #4
        Wow. Way to go Allison! And a great performance, too. I sure hope this is their dream weekend, cuz they deserve it.
        They don't call me frugal for nothing.
        Proud and achy member of the Eventing Grannies clique.


        • #5
          Holy COW that is a beautiful picture. Did you take that, Emily??
          Great going, Allison. Way to be a trend setter. Oh, or maybe you're copying me, I've been in a helmet for dressage since 2001, thanks to Mikey. Can't stop now!
          Proud and achy member of the Eventing Grannies clique.


          • #6
            That is fan-freakin-tastic!!


            • #7
              Here is the challenge made earlier this year: See post #68

              "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals" Immanuel Kant


              • #8
                Very cool. Arthur looks great!


                • #9
                  I love Allison for doing this; I wish the rest of them would. Are you hearing me, KOC? Because your brains are more important than your swank top hat.


                  • #10
                    That brought tears to my eyes. Way to go, Allison! And, you know, I've always thought that the hunters in their classic duds (tails and helmets) looked snazzy. This looks just as snazzy (and one more reason for me to keep whining about wanting a GR8 for my birthday!!! ).

                    Thank you, Allison!!!


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by yellowbritches View Post
                      That brought tears to my eyes.

                      Outstanding .


                      • #12
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                        "The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground".


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by RiverBendPol View Post
                          Holy COW that is a beautiful picture. Did you take that, Emily??
                          Great going, Allison. Way to be a trend setter. Oh, or maybe you're copying me, I've been in a helmet for dressage since 2001, thanks to Mikey. Can't stop now!
                          Nope, it's a Josh Walker photo! I'm stuck at home this year (sigh)... but I've been living vicariously through everyone else's great reporting, videos, and photos.

                          I agree - what a great example Allison has set... and the ride was phenomenal. Arthur has never looked better!
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                          • #14
                            STANDING OVATION for Allison!!!!!!!!!


                            • #15
                              Hats off to Allison (pun intended) for setting an example of safety and putting her money where her mouth is. Her helmet took nothing away from that lovely picture, IMO. Fantastic.
                              "If ever I did not have a horse or dog in my keeping, I should feel I had lost touch with the earth." ~Beryl Markham


                              • #16
                                Awesome. What a great moment for our sport.

                                And no one out there can say it has a negative impact on your score.

                                Here's hoping the rest of the competition goes just as well for Allison.


                                • #17
                                  I am now a huge, huge, huge, huge Allison fan. Bravo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                                  Hindsight bad, foresight good.


                                  • #18
                                    I want to know why no one has thought to stick a top hat on top of their skull cap.

                                    Voila! Top hat AND helmet.


                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by eqsiu View Post
                                      I want to know why no one has thought to stick a top hat on top of their skull cap.

                                      Voila! Top hat AND helmet.
                                      I have wondered the same thing many times... Like the cowboy helmet that troxel made, only with a top hat.


                                      • Original Poster

                                        And so ... how many points did Allison loose for being less fashionable ... or maybe being a trendsetter, which may be "worse?"

                                        Considering she scored tied for the lead (at the time) ... either she lost no points at all ... or she would have had at least a rail in hand against the field, if she had been wearing the monopoly-game hat. (This is before all the rides are done.)