This British-made helmet offers unbeatable and superior safety, exceeding both U.S. and U.K. standards.
The low profile helmet is good-looking and classic in style. Features include front and rear vents covered in microfiber suede that keeps your head cool and gives it an on-trend look. Sizing is by head size for a more exact fit. Professional styling makes it suitable for all levels of equestrian sport and competition.
Despite the ventilation, it’s warmer than some other helmets.
Trendy, stylish matte finish helmet with a glossy front vent that’s suitable for schooling or competition.
This design gets lots of nods for its trendy design and particularly comfortable quick release chin strap. 2 snap out, machine washable liners means you can always have a fresh-feeling helmet. Streamlined, low profile appearance and a secure fit.
Some found the prominent logo placement offputting.
Troxel's classic western-styled helmet.
A fan favorite, this helmet has been redesigned with a lower profile and magnetic self-locking chinstrap. Lightweight and comfortable, it can be worn all day. Stays cool thanks to its mesh-covered vents. Great look for trail riding or western pleasure.
Comes with padding to adjust the fit, but the sizing runs small and can be tricky to get right.
The low drop at the back of this helmet is a good safety feature and offers a low, cut-away profile.
Comes with the assortment of self-sticking foam inserts that allows you to custom fit the helmet to your head. Top and rear vents rate well for ventilation even in extreme heat. Comes in a wide range of colors and designs, all with a rear reflective strip.
Best for round head shapes; doesn’t fit oval heads as well.
Close-fitting helmet that’s lightweight and suitable for competition.
Comfortable fit that’s easily adjustable via a dial at the back. High-flow vents improve air circulation while the Coolmax liner is a great addition – it can be removed for washing, so no more sweaty helmets. The clip and buckle stays off the face for a better profile.
The removable visor is flimsy and breaks off easily.
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Horseback riding requires a fair amount of gear to do – you need a saddle, bridle, and of course a horse. But one of the most important things you need is a quality equestrian sports helmet. The most important consideration when getting a helmet is safety. There are plenty of regulations in place that make sure no matter what helmet you get, it has satisfied certain safety conditions. Most helmets are suede but you can less expensive ones that have plastic covering. Your helmet should be tight enough that it doesn’t move too much when you nod but not so tight that it hurts your head.