Participants should dress appropriately for the weather and always wear long pants (even during the summer months), with sturdy-soled boots or shoes with a ¼ inch heel. Jackets and gloves are required during cold weather. All riders will also be required to wear an ASTM approved helmet, within 5 years of the manufacture date. Helmets must be properly secured at all times when mounted, and during unmounted activities if deemed necessary by the instructor responsible for the class. Helmets may be purchased by the individual or will be provided by the center.