02-09-2009, 09:05 PM
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I used to have an IRH that I thought was great. I thought it was absolutely ridiculous that anyone would spend more then that on a helmet. In fact, I thought it was just plain stupid. Until.... I was hanging out wtih one of my friends who runs a tack shop at shows and I jokingly tried on a gpa. I'm not huge on brand names, I don't care about designer stuff, but oh my gosh, this helmet looked absolutely incredible. :) the difference between the IRH and GPA were huge on me! The GPA is SO low profile and just fit my head so well and because it's so much lighter it was much more comfortable. Plus, I show a lot on the A circuit where everyone has either a GPA or a Charles Owens and in the hunters turn out is very important. Plus, riding is my job and I show a lot of people's horses for them so it's important for me to look the part. I'm not a rich snob and I don't care a lot about brand names but there are certain places that I am willing to spend a little extra. This was one of them. I did however end up getting a $50 tipperary to school in this summer and it's awesome!