A form of protective headgear for use in equestrian pursuits. Specially designed to protect a horse riders head in the event of a fall.
Helmets require certification from one or more tested safety standards for use in competitive riding events. Worn in commonplace by English discipline riders and children riding in all disciplines. The acceptance of helmetshas been widespread including, show jumping, horse racing, eventing, barrel racing, endurance and dressage. With sport-specific differences Equestrian helmets cover more of the riders’ head than a bicycle helmet, fit lower on the head and back of the skull, with protection evenly distributed around the skull. Made from impact-resistant resin or plastic as a hard shell on the outside to absorb any impact from a blow to the head or fall, a flexible brim, as well as padded and lined on the inside for rider comfort. Most importantly a harness with clips to secure the helmet to the riders’ head whilst the helmet is being used.