Hello everyone! I really need a helmet. I've been riding for four weeks now at my new stable, and after your first five weeks they ask you buy yourself a new helmet is you plan on continuing to ride with them. That deadline is approaching, and I'm trying to decide whether to buy a Ovation Schooler or not.
So far, my gut says that I should buy it, because I've seen no negative reviews about it, it's on the cheaper side but holds up to standards. In the future, I want to compete in jumping/cross-country shows at local levels. Nothing too big for now.
Thing is, my instructor says to buy a velvet helmet. But all the ones I've seen don't have vents, and what if I fall? It'll get all dirty, and velvet's harder to clean than plastic.
What do you think? Should I just get an Ovation schooler, or is it not professional enough for shows? What if I buy a velvet cover?
Thanks for your help!