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    06-19-2010, 03:21 AM
Help with choosing a helmet? S:


At the moment I have this [ Dover Saddlery | IRH® Equi-Lite™ Dial Fit System™ Schooling Helmet. ] helmet. I don't really like how it looks, but I got it after I fell off and broke my previous (and first) helmet. (My first helmet was pretty similar).

I'd like to get a more-professional looking helmet sometime in the near future. (I'm not showing this year, but I may in the future.)

I'm almost 16 and I've been riding for a little over 2 years. I ride English Equitation, I walk/trot/canter only and I jump around 3 feet. :]

I like GPAs, but I don't want to spend money on a GPA if I may not show. :S And I ride about 1-2 times a week during the school year and 4-5 times a week during the summer, so I don't really want to spend $500 on a helmet that I may have to replace after a fall S:

What do you reccomend I buy?

(Mostly between IRH, GPA, C.O. Since I heard Troxel is bad at times? S:)
Thank you!
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    06-19-2010, 11:18 AM
Green Broke
I'd go to a store and try on every model they have to see what fits your head best. If you're looking for something that you can show in but don't want to spend as much as a GPA I'd look particularly at the Charles Owens. They have several models to choose from and are very popular in the show ring.
    06-19-2010, 11:35 AM
Green Broke
I'd go for a Charels Owen too. My Skull Cap and Dressage Helmet are both CO and I LOVE them! But I would go and try helmets on, because everyone's head is different. Troxels arn't bad at all, I've been riding in one for a long time.
    06-19-2010, 10:26 PM
Talking Helmat

I'd say it might be a good one the $197.99. IRH Pro Rider Velvet heres a picture!hope it helps!
    06-20-2010, 08:42 PM
Green Broke
Another option might be to get a troxel or another comfy schooling helmet that might not go to the show ring and then get a velvet helmet cover. Cheeper and still show ring aceptable :)
    06-21-2010, 12:51 AM
Dover has IRH helmets on sale right now for $100. Dover Saddlery | Dover Saddlery | IRH® Elite Riding Helmet.
    06-21-2010, 01:57 AM
Alrightie, thanks so much guys.

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