For those equestrians who don’t like the look of an approved helmet but still want to stay safe, here’s a nifty solution: hide a helmet covers that fit over a traditional helmet and give them the look of a hat.
Developed by Lavina Raville, a lifelong equestrian and CT Technician, the covers are available in fleece (shown to the left) and felt in a variety of colors. They can be customized as shown.
On her website, Raville says:
I really hope to encourage more people to wear helmets. And I’d like to encourage those who wear them sometimes to wear them every time.
Many western or recreational riders do not wear helmets. Many who ride English only wear a helmet when jumping, taking a lesson, or at a show.
Some trainers only wear a helmet when getting on a young horse the first time, and some instructors don’t wear them at all.
In carriage driving it is traditional to wear fancy hats in pleasure show competitions and driven dressage.
I feel the Hide A Helmet is a good solution and allows the wearer to be safe and stylish at the same time.
I think they look pretty good and they’d be a stylish way to keep the sun out of your eyes, too.
You can order your helmet cover and be fashionable for your spring rides, for $50 from the website.