International Riding Helmets Joins HITS as Ocala Winter Circuit Sponsor

SAUGERTIES, NY (December 20, 2013) - HITS, Inc. is pleased to announce that International Riding Helmets (IRH) recently joined their celebrated list of nationwide sponsors. After sponsoring the 2013 Marshall & Sterling Insurance League National Finals at the HITS-on-the-Hudson in Saugerties, New York this fall, IRH came on board as an official helmet sponsor of the 2013 HITS Ocala Winter Circuit. During the circuit, exhibitors and spectators alike can find the IRH tent in vendor row, and enjoy for free helmet fittings, as well as a chance to win a helmet.

“We fit dozens of riders daily in the IRH Elite, and are rewarded by the expressions of delight on the rider’s faces when they first try on the helmets and find them comfortable and stylish,” said Public Relations Representative Nina Howie. “Riders will often replace their current headgear with the Elite helmet on the spot, and walk off to the show ring. Once a rider is fitted for an IRH Elite helmet, they are hooked on the comfort, coolness and style, becoming steadfast IRH ambassadors."

IRH, based in Cliffwood Beach, New Jersey, is owned and managed by Frank Plastino and is proud to work with profession ambassadors including riders like Patty Stovel, David Jennings, Elizabeth Solter, and Liza Boyd. IRH has been at the forefront in safety as one of the original founding companies that contributed to the development of Industry Standard ASTM F1163.04a. Grounded in experience and knowledge gained from within the oldest family in the industry, today IRH is recognized as a premier designer and manufacturer of equestrian headgear for all riding disciplines.

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Lena Reeb sports her new IRH Helmet after being named Grand Hunter Champion during the 2013 Marshall & Sterling Insurance League National Finals.