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    07-23-2011, 06:16 PM
English Pleasure Helmets

What do English Pleasure riders usually wear on their head in rated shows?
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    07-23-2011, 06:28 PM
Helmet tyeps depend on the event. Like the jumping are strapped on and the dressage have those cute hard top hates. I don't know much about the eventing just from what I have seen on t.v.! I'm pretty sure the junior and open english classes must wear the certified helmets. I'm pretty sure there is a special code that a helmet must reach. If you are going to show be sure to call the club or committee to find out what should be worn. Hope that helps!! Happy trails!!
    07-23-2011, 06:37 PM
If you're 18 & under, many shows require an ASTM certified helmet. I believe adults often wear hunt caps, but they offer no protection and are not certified.
    07-23-2011, 06:40 PM
Cool! Thanks! I just joined this site and miss replyed to a persons question so it came to me and not her, make sense? Well your reply would help her alot.
    07-23-2011, 09:09 PM
Thank you! I meant what brands of helmets do they use. Do they use classic velvet helmets, CO AYR 8, GR8, JR8 or another kind?
    07-27-2011, 09:27 PM
There are all kinds! The popular brands are Charles Owens, IRH, and GPAs. I don't have either one of those but I LOVE GPAs. They are pricey (some around $500+) but it IS your head we're talking about protecting, lol!

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