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October 01, 2010 13:21 ET

World Equestrian Games Patriotic Colors Fly as Competitors Set the Standard by Wearing Safety Air Vest Protection From Point Two Air Jackets

As the Best of the Best From Around the World Come Together, Horse and Rider Safety Is Welcomed at The World Equestrian Games, Complementing Its 20 Year History

LEXINGTON, KY--(Marketwire - October 1, 2010) -  For the first time-ever the United States welcomes the 2010 World Equestrian Games (WEG) and the Point Two Air Jacket that provides added safety and protection for most every patriotic competitor, in their country's colors and flags. Now, the World's top equestrian riders are leading by example and are paving the way for safety and education for our youth and casual riders. On NBC and Universal Sports throughout the games, horse riders worldwide will see their favorite horses and riders protected from injury at the games.

Since 2008, Point Two Air jackets has focused on protecting US Olympians and casual equestrian riders with their revolutionary technologies, and the World Equestrian Games provides a forum to spread that the body's protection is as important as the rider's head. While concentrating on safety education on the grounds at the WEG, Point Two USA will give consumers at home the ability to track the real-time results of their favorite riders at And, it will be easy to spot their favorite rider's colors online and on television as the Point Two's revolutionary air jackets are sported by the USA, Sweden, Canada, Britain and Australia World Equestrian Game teams.

"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, USA Gold Medalist Olympian, coach of Canada and President of the USEF . He added, "It seems that air is fast becoming the solution for keeping riders safer."

Beginning Saturday, the "Horse Capital of the World" at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, will offer riders added safety through this revolutionary equipment as well as break away jumps that help to ensure safety of rider and horse. With the world-wide awareness of these safety devices, Point Two USA expands upon the standard in safety equipment they set for the rider here in America, through the power of air that helps to protect riders during the split second decisions of cross-country and driving equestrian events.

"Protecting a rider's vital organs through the use of the Point Two Air Jacket is as important as protecting their heads with helmets," stated Craig Martin, co-founder of Point Two USA. He added, "We have seen the world's best riders bounce back into competition after a fall that previously would have prevented immediate competition and training -- it is great these world renowned athletes are taking the leadership to educate the casual and youth rider."

Point Two USA has worked to ensure America's riders are protected and these riders have produced numerous videos that educate and propagate the message of safety. Riders including Karen O'Connor, Boyd Martin, Phillip Dutton, and Buck Davidson Jr. can be found at discussing the importance of the air jacket. As Team USA hits the Cross Country Course this Saturday, they will be seen sporting the USA team colored "Point Two Air Jacket." After the withdraw of Kim Severson and her horse Tipperary Liadhnan, USA Silver Olympic Karen O'Conner joins the Team USA.

Point Two Air Jackets can be found at a Bit of Britain's tent near the Main Stadium and at Point Two Air Jackets are gaining popularity as they are now offered in multiple colors to match any riding attire. Debuting at the WEG, for the first time, is the Children's Air Jacket and the Racing Hybrid Jockey Air Jacket. The Jockey Air Jacket is the first to combine the standard jockey protective vest integrated with an Point Two Air Jacket. These efforts continue to revolutionize the equestrian world and prove that it's never too early to practice smart safety habits around horses. With Vendors around the country, this safety jacket is not far from reach. For more information go to:

About Point Two USA
Point Two Air Jackets 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 LLC, the leaders in safety devices and products for the horse and rider.

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