SOURCE: Heads and Tails

April 22, 2010 08:00 ET

Clean Air Makes It Safe to Fly as Riders Take Flight at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

Point Two Pro Air Jacket Becomes the Standard in Rider Safety as NBC Television Saddles Up for Two Weeks of the Finest Equestrian Competitions

LEXINGTON, KY--(Marketwire - April 22, 2010) -  The air over Lexington Kentucky is clear and the Pro Air Jacket from Point Two USA is giving the world's top riders peace of mind during flight. Although Iceland's volcano ash has disrupted some rider plans, the Pro Air keeps the top riders safe with a new technology that is becoming as predominate as a rider's helmet. CO2 is fast becoming the solution, and the prestigious Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event is no exception to where fans and competitors alike will see how clean air is revolutionizing the world of horse and rider safety.

"The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is working with equestrian athletes from all around the world to lead innovations in safety," said David O'Connor, Gold Medalist Olympian and President of the USEF. He added, "It seems that air is fast becoming the solution for keeping riders safer." NBC Television will be featuring the best of best competing in Point Two Pro Air Jackets and the team from Point Two USA will be on the grounds at Bit of Britain's trade stand demonstrating the safety benefits from this revolution in body armor.

Point Two USA has brought this revolution in equine safety to the best of the best competing at the Rolex this week, an air powered technology that combines style, comfort and safety. "The Pro Air Jacket is a true revolution in body armor," states Craig Martin, Founder of Point Two USA. He added, "This air technology offers riders fantastic protection to the collar of the neck, spine, coccyx and rib cage deploying in just 0.1 seconds."

The Pro Air Jacket is the only fully CE certified air jacket available and three-time Olympian, 1999 Kentucky winner and two-time Rolex CCI*** winner Karen O'Connor will be wearing the air technology. Additionally, many of the leading contenders at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event are competing in the Pro Air Jacket. Point Two USA sponsored riders include: Boyd Martin, Kyle Carter, Hawley Bennett-Awad, Will Faudree, Leslie Law, Mara Dean, Buck Davidson, Kim Severson and many more.

Fans can watch the three disciplines dressage, cross country, and show jumping live at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky on April 22-25. For those who can't make it to Kentucky, there will be an expanded 90-minute broadcast on NBC on Saturday, May 15, from 3:00-4:30 p.m. EDT, just prior to the telecast of the 135th Preakness Stakes, the second leg of Thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown.

Today, the USEA, USEF, Olympian and Professional Riders in the Three-Day Eventing world are becoming safer while encouraging our youth to ride smart and safe while enjoying their horses. Clean air is quickly becoming the revolution in safety equipment and it is being advocated by national medical organizations, safety groups and the national governing bodies of the equestrian world to prevent many different types of injuries, especially catastrophic injuries. For more information go to: www.pointtwousa.com, for pictures go to: http://www.headsandtails.tv/p2pr2

About Point Two USA

Point Two USA Air Jacket is the world's fastest air deployed safety vest. This revolution in body armor is protecting riders by inflating within 0.1 of a second after separation from their horse. Providing body protection to the vital organs, ribs, neck, and back. Distributed by Wordley-Martin Equestrian the leaders in safety devices and products for the horse and rider.

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