With the various riding disciplines comes a large variety of helmets that fit and perform in different ways. The needs of a jockey vary widely from the needs of a dressage rider, which means you need to know the types of helmets available and what works best for the type of riding you do. A helmet needs to be worn at all times while mounted to prevent serious head injuries if you happen to fall.
If you’re looking for equestrian helmets that have a fixed peak and work well for showjumping, dressage and general riding, premium helmets may be just right. Customization is available to match your helmet to your riding clothes.
Velvet Riding Hats
This classic, elegant option may be less ventilated than other choices but they are still available with high safety standards. Perfect for showjumping, hunting, hacking or showing, this traditional helmet adds style and grace to your riding outfit.
When you need a helmet that covers more of your head, without a fixed peak, this type of helmet may be the one for you. It works well when you are racing, hunting, eventing, schooling or hacking. Many times it’s worn with jockey silks. This type of helmet meets the highest safety standards.
Polo players need helmets that offer optimal protection and a wide brim. This special type of helmet fits the needs of polo riders so they can see the field well and stay safe.
For beginner riders, safety is key. Children also like to have bright colors and designs that appeal to their personal sense of style. This makes the helmets fun to wear while the child gets used to riding a horse.
The type of helmet you choose depends on the riding you plan to do. If you like a variety of disciplines, you can have multiple helmets for each type of activity you enjoy.