FTHA and 1S/T Racing Partner on Safety Equipment Voucher Program for Exercise Riders

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To help the exercise riders at Gulfstream Park and Palm Meadows comply with HISA regulations, the Florida Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association (FTHA) and 1S/T Racing have joined forces to launch the Safety Equipment Voucher Program. The program will provide a $200 voucher toward the purchase of each helmet and a $200 voucher toward the purchase of each vest that is defective or not up to code to offset the cost of replacing equipment.

Under HISA regulations, safety equipment is subject to inspection, and all helmets must meet one of the following product safety standards:
– American Society for Testing Materials – ASTM 1163
– European Standards – EN-1384 or PAS-015 or VG1
– Australian and New Zealand Standards – AS/NZ 3838 or ARB HS 2012
– Snell Equestrian Standard 2001

All protective vests must meet one of the following product safety standards:
– ASTM F1937 or F1781-08
– EN 13158:2000 Level 1
– BETA 2000 Level 1
– SATRA Jockey Vest Document M6-3
– ARB Standard 1.1998

The program is open to all exercise riders at Gulfstream Park and Palm Meadows who are currently employed, hold up-to-date credentials and have a valid Florida State racing license.

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