27th February 2013
www.riders4helmets.com/2013/02/riders4helmets-announces-2012-craig-ferrell-m-d-equestrian-safety-award-winners-2/ (please scroll to the end of the page)
Multiple nominations were received for Jon Pitts. One of the most endearing was as follows: The first step towards safety is being smart enough to take responsibility for each action, both deliberate and not, and preparing for the worst outcome. Training the body and mind to such an end complements the wearing of Helmets and Body Protectors and helps them last longer, by preventing impacts at a rudimentary stage! The name of the individual I want to nominate is Jon Pitts. Jon is British and is leading the way as a neuro scientist to help understand Riders reactions to situations, and to help them manage their own safety, by learning to fall, and how to prevent falls. At all times during training he insists on the correct safety wear. He is also doing an enormous amount of work with the British Racing School with the simulator to help make the sport safer along with the fall training which is part of the F2R safety program. Jon’s belief is that it is better to understand how to prevent and manage a fall rather than rely on the safety gear alone. Prevention and pre-prevention is better than no cure. I hope that you consider this nomination carefully and appreciate that Jon is taking the safety measures a stage further than purely wearing a sponsored item of headgear.
Riders4Helmets was founded in early 2010 after Olympic dressage rider Courtney King Dye was seriously injured in a riding accident. King Dye, who remained in a coma for a month following her accident, was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and continues to undergo rehabilitation. The goal of the Riders4Helmets Campaign is to educate equestrians on the benefits of wearing a properly fitted and secured, certified helmet.
- HEDCAMz are delighted and proud to be working with Jon Pitts and his team. As well as being fun gadgets our products are becoming a vital aid for training and improving the safety of riders, in realising this we were led to the leader in the field, Jon Pitts.
11th April 2012
Come find us at the Gadget Show LIVE 2012 from the 11th - 15th April!
Becci Harrold Amateur Event Rider
03rd April 2012
We had a great time shooting some new pictures of the HEDCAMz range. Watch this space!
28th March 2012
Here is a snippet from the HORSE & HOUND news section
21st March 2012
Say hello to the new HEDCAMz branded van! Coming to an event near you!
29th Feburary 2012
LOCAL RIDER ARTICLE FEATURE
Featured in this weeks Local Rider!
8th February 2012
NEW LINE OF PRODUCTS
Our new range of VEHO products are now out!
Take a look >>
29th January 2012
CHILTERN & THAMES RIDER.
Check out our HEDCAM range featured in this month's magazine.
18th January 2012
We are getting more and more featured!!!
ARTICLE TAKEN FROM EVENTING MAGAZINE - TRIED AND TESTED SECTION
It reads: We found the Hedcamz to be an excellent educational tool. It is unobtrusive, lightweight and thumb-sized and provides a 135-degree recording angle to capture all your action. It boasts a built-in battery which give up to two hours of filming time in 720p HD mode - long enough for any lesson or jumping round. It can be mounted on your helmet harness, helmet, bridle or saddle and it requires no complicated fitting. At 32.5g it is so small and light that you don't know it is there and neither does your horse. It is also impact resistant and waterproof to 10m. Who wouldn't love it?
04th January 2012
WARNING: YOU ARE ON CCTV: ROAD SAFETY
Increasingly riders hacking out are deemed to be a nuisance by drivers and are subjected to some appalling driving and terrifying experiences. There are horrendous stories abounding on website forums, with many drivers thinking they are quite within their rights to repeat their behaviour.....
Catching them has been the problem. It is difficult to memorise a make, model, colour and registration of a car whilst concentrating on keeping your horse under control and safe. Even if it is possible to remember all the details, then you have to get to the Police Station and report the incident and find that you need proof. A scenario of your word against theirs. And it remains unresolved with perhaps just stern words from the local policeman to the registered keeper of the vehicle, who will of course deny everything. And be angrier next time they encounter you on the roads.
There is a simple and inexpensive solution to this. HedCamz recently had a meeting with BHS Director of Access, Safety & Welfare Mark Weston and Sheila Hardy the BHS Senior Executive in the Safety Department. They met up with HedCamz Director Carl Long and commented on the huge value that this tiny camera has in the war against careless and dangerous driving. “HedCamz provides vulnerable riders with the ability to capture the incident on film, recording what is said, details, any offensive exchanges, engine noise and irrefutable ID of the car make, model and registration. This information can then be taken to the Police if needed and further action taken by them as necessary, perhaps even with the driver prosecuted.” This camera could save lives.
This unobtrusive, lightweight, thumb sized wearable camcorder provides a 135 degree recording angle to capture an incident. It is fully self contained with a built in battery that gives 1.5 to 2 hours of filming time in 720p HD mode. It takes MicroSD cards up to 32GB and hours of 720p video footage. The card is simply removed and the footage played back on a laptop.
It comes with a range of lightweight, close fitting, secure mounting options. These can be used on your helmet harness or fixing the HedCamz directly onto your helmet or bridle. It is so small and light at 32.5g you don’t know it is there and neither does your horse. It is impact resistant and encased in a lightweight rubber moulding, and waterproof to 10 metres and comes with a mains charger and a 4GB MicroSDHC card.
Unlike other cameras it is unobtrusive and requires no complicated fitting and securing.
This is the ideal recording tool and memory provider.
07th December 2011
Hi. It's been a while since we last posted on here.
HEDCAMz has been very busy in the lead up to Christmas and one of our achievements is getting into Equestrian Life Magazine!
If we don't post before the end of this month....
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012!
24th October 2011
Hello everyone, hope you are well.
HEDCAMz recently attended The Cycle Show at the NEC Arena in Birmingham. We had a great time participating and met loads of great people, not to forget we sold many HD action cameras too!
Hope to see you there next year :-)
The HEDCAMz team.