🇺🇸 This episode was recorded in July, during Chantilly Rolex 5* show. In Chantilly, we had the infinite pleasure to meet the international showjumper Daniel Bluman 🌟.
During this conversation of over 40 minutes, Daniel told us about his equestrian journey, from Colombia where he was born and started horse riding, to the United States where he moved years later to settle down to build the foundation of his professional riding career and finally, to Europe where he is now living and working several months a year 🌎.
We all know about Daniel’s amazing riding skills, but while recording this conversation, we also discovered a person whose strong and powerful core values help navigate through life, through failures and setbacks 🙏🏻.
We hope that you will like this episode as much as we enjoyed recording it. If you do eventually like it, feel free to share it with all your friends ! I am an Equestrian is now going international, help us build a wider community of horse lovers 🗣.
🤝 Today's episode is sponsored by Helite. Helite is a French-based company that has been offering individual airbag vests to protect riders from all disciplines for nearly 20 years.
🔙 The company was founded in 2002 by Gérard Thevenot, a French engineer specialized in fluid mechanics and passionate about light aeronautics such as microlights, hang gliders and paramotors.
🔴 This is while practicing his passion that Gérard Thevenot quickly made this observation: the accident rate is still far too high. Because he is convinced that a good protection equipment can help an athlete to practice his activity more serenely, to enjoy, perform and surpass himself, he imagined a range of airbag vest adaptable to all activities with a high risk.
☑️ From the start, Helite has built its development and research strategy on a crazy bet: to make the world safer by developing new intelligent solutions to protect and accompany people in their sports and daily practices. By focusing exclusively on the development of personal protective equipment, the company has gradually become an expert in the sector📈.
🔝 Their airbag vests are used in a wide range of activities and sports such as motorcycling, horseback riding, cycling, health, aeronautics, industrial work; and they are of course very popular in high-level sports.
What we like about Helite: their airbag vests are 100% Made in France and manufactured with high performance and comfortable fabric materials. They offer a complete protection of the vital zones before the impact on the ground: cervical, back, pelvis, sacrum and thorax, thanks to an ultra-fast inflation.
💡 From the idea to the design of an airbag, a long process and many skills are involved and their technology is always eventually validated after numerous prototypes and crash tests.