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Point Two USA is proud to be a corporate sponsor of Rolex three-day event, four star horse trials in Kentucky. Check out here. We will be launching lots of new safety products at this event. Come by and check out all our safety gear from Body Protectors, Safety Helmets, to Air Vests and much more. Look for our booth located next to #USEA and #JohnDeer.
We will be running competitions every day for prizes, come check it out. We look forward to seeing you at #RK3DE.
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Press Contact: Lee Middleton
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Point Two Air Jackets Manufacturing in the US
MAKING SAFETY AND COMFORT MORE ACCESIBLE TO THE US EQUESTRIAN MARKET
WELLIINGTON, FL (SEPTEMBER 2015): Air jackets were first introduced to the UK equestrian sector in 2008, but the potential benefits they could bring to riders was far from accepted. With the help of some early pioneers, a large dose of determination and a program of testing and development, the Air Jacket is now a common sight across virtually all equestrian disciplines.
The equestrian Air Jacket first gained momentum in the Eventing world. In the UK, it has now spread throughout the equestrian disciplines, including leisure riding. Eventing used to be 90% of Point Two’s market in the UK. With the increased acceptance of the efficacy of Air Jackets in reducing the chance of life threatening injuries in the event of a fall, Eventing now only accounts for 30% of the Air Jacket market, with a large presence in hunting. Point Two wants to bring the same level of safety to the US market, making Air Jackets as commonplace for leisure riders as they are for top level eventers.
The UK is renowned for having the highest safety standards in the world, for equestrian sports. “In the last four years, we feel that America is changing rapidly and wants the best standards in safety. Three to four years ago, you couldn’t even give away a level III body protector. The US equestrian market has been deprived of safety products because the greatest concern used to be comfort. Now we feel that safety has become paramount and we want to offer both comfort and safety and educate all riders about the Air Jacket,” says Point Two CEO, Lee Middleton.
Point Two’s new manufacturing plant has opened in Wellington, Florida. “Being both UK and US based, we have the opportunity to reach more riders worldwide with the highest of safety standards.”
He competed 4 horses!
He came 8th with the very talented 6 year old Cavalor Chai Chai in the CIC1* and he came 16th with Henri Z, 8th with Artic Fox Too and 1st with Push Play in the CIC2*.
Huge thank you to www.eventingphoto.com and Victor Krijt for the fantastic photos of Raf in his P2-RS and custom cover!
Point Two are suppliers of Air Jackets to 14 Nations in 2012 including Great Britain, USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, Brazil, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Ireland, Thailand, South Africa, Poland and Russia.
All Point Two air jackets now come with a lifetime year warranty on the airbag component. The warranty covers jackets purchased from any Point Two outlet and is applicable to the original owner of the jacket.
The warranty is subject to the jacket being serviced annually by Point Two. The jacket will be serviced by a Point Two engineer who will make an initial visual assessment of the jacket, test the integrity of the shell, the trigger system and the airbag and checked for any signs of wear and tear that might impede its performance.
If any reduction in the airbag performance is detected when inflating during testing (either while still in the shell or removed from the shell) the airbag will be replaced FOC for the customer.
The jacket will then be reassembled and test inflated before being returned to the owner with a breakdown of the condition of each area of the jacket.
If a jacket is purchased second hand the remainder of any warranty can only be transferred once the jacket has been submitted for a service and jacket assessment.
If you have already purchased your Point Two jacket and have submitted it for a service it will automatically be eligible for the warranty. If you have not previously submitted your jacket for servicing register your details here and we will confirm whether it is eligible.
The very first TV advert for Point Two was broadcast for the first time last night on Horse and Country TV. Starring Mary King the advert was given a prime slot in the middle of their brand new programme 'Getting to Greenwich'.
Check out Horse and Country over the coming weeks to see the advert or if you can't receive Horse and Country take a look here: http://youtu.be/fUiL-prmINU
The USEA (United States Eventing Association) has announced Point Two as one of their new sponsors for 2012. Megan Gardiner from Point Two had this to say:
"Our passion for increasing safety in eventing underpins everything Point Two is working towards and we can think of no better partner to aid us in this than the USEA,” said Megan Gardiner.” By sponsoring the USEA we hope we can continue to help all eventers be as safe as possible both through use of our jackets and the continuation of USEA initiatives to increase and promote safety throughout the sport.”
For more information see here: http://www.useventing.com/media.php?section=sponsors&id=3069
Introducing the P2-RS — the world’s first body protector and air vest approved for use in UK competition