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post #1 of 6 Old 01-19-2011, 12:07 AM Thread Starter
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Helmets suitible for showing?

I need help
So the helmet I have had/worn for like 7 years has given out :-/
I need to find a new one that is suitable for showing under $100.
I found this one: International ATH Switch Helmet in Hunt Caps / Carriers at Schneider Saddlery so my question is, is this helmet suitible for small shows and some rated dressage shows?
If its not what would you reccommend?
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post #2 of 6 Old 01-19-2011, 12:46 AM
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I don't know about the whole vent system being a different color. Most shows I go to want a solid black velvet type helmet. What I found worked best for me for quite a few years, was getting a cheaper helmet that fit great, and that I liked, and then I just got a black velvet helmet cover for shows, which worked great. I would put the cover on when at a show, then would remove the cover and store it until the next show. It was a great way to save money, and if you are trying to save some money, I would highly recommend getting a velvet cover, even if you buy the helmet you are looking at.
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post #3 of 6 Old 01-19-2011, 09:51 PM
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Yea that should be fine. I still use the green plastic helmet i've had for years. Though if you have a green colored helmet like me i'd recommend getting a cover like dressagebelle said. i need one.
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post #4 of 6 Old 01-22-2011, 01:04 AM
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It should be fine. Although you may want to go with the silver stripe when you show, or pick up it's plain Jane sibling:
International A.T.H. With Dial Fit System in Hunt Caps / Carriers at Schneider Saddlery

And as drssagebelle mentioned, you can always buy what you like, then just slip a black velvet cover over it.

(A side note: I love the dial-fit system on the IRH helmets.)
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post #5 of 6 Old 01-22-2011, 01:25 AM
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I think it should be fine in small shows. But in Dressage even the silver stripe is kind of a no no. I would suggest going with the one that Opus posted or getting a helmet cover (but I am pretty sure that isn't legal in most dressage shows).

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post #6 of 6 Old 01-22-2011, 10:13 AM
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About the switch, it comes with a black strip for showing. I had one(then i had to switch it for the IRH medalist because the switch didn't fit my head properly)

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