Echo Creek Riding Academy, Ltd. requires all riders to an ASTM/SEI approved riding helmet. An investment in an approved helmet is cheap insurance for your head. Echo Creek encourages you to read the articles on riding helmets. Echo Creek also encourages you to watch the video Every Time, Every Ride.
A helmet must fit properly to be protective. The helmet should fit securely on the head covering the top of the forehead. You should be able to shake you head vigorously up and down and not dislodge the helmet. If the helmet slides, then it is too big. Padding may help the fit. Remember to check your fit often.
*A borrowed helmet allows you to ride on a specific day. You need to invest in you own helmet for your safety.
*A bike helmet is not designed for horseback riding.
*Please label your helmet and other riding equipment. Echo Creek is not responsible for lost items.
Warning: Under North Carolina Law, an equine activity sponsor or equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in equine activities resulting exclusively from the inherent risks of equine activities. Chapter 99E of the North Carolina General Statues.
Long Pants: jeans, tights, jodhpurs, breaches, chaps, half chaps
Shoes: with a hard sole and a small heel: paddock boots, tall boots, duck shoes etc. (NO tennis shoes or large hiking boots)
No Baggy Pants or Shirts Please.
Recommended Show Attire
For those under 13:
Jodhpur pants: Cotton or cotton blend – beige or sage color
US Pony Club Manual of Horsemanship Levels D, C and A by Susan Harris
Winning: A Training an Showing Guide for Hunt Seat Ridersby Anna White-Mullins
Hunter Seat Equitation and The American Jumping Style by George Morris
Safe Horse, Safe Riderby Jessie Hass
Other items aspiring equestrians may desire:
Horse or Pony
Tack Stores, Etc. Rocking B Saddle Shop
Ben Johnson Road Exit 161 off I85S and I40W
Sell everything for the horse plus helmets and books