Winter Riding Helmet covers by Exselle®...
Winter Riding Helmet covers by Exselle® Will keep your neck and ears warm. We all want to keep riding in the Winter, but it can really get cold. We have found...
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Stretch Velvet Helmet CoverGreat looking...
Stretch Velvet Helmet CoverGreat looking stretch velvet with satin bow on the back and button on top. From EQ so you know it's made to last and look good doing...
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Equestrian Helmet Covers Cleverly designed,...
Equestrian Helmet Covers Cleverly designed, Lycra Helmet Covers are made to protect your show helmet instantly and easily. Cover with pocket for brim virtually fits most helmets. Colors: Black, Burgundy,...
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Equivisior® Sun Protection For Use...
Equivisior® Sun Protection For Use With Riders Helmets. Keeps the sun out of riders eyes during horse riding! Perfect for shading the sun’s harmful rays from your face and ears...
Regular price $36.99
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IRH Equi-Lite DFS HelmetThe IRH...
IRH Equi-Lite DFS HelmetThe IRH Equi-Lite DFS Helmet offers comfort and style at an affordable price. The helmet features a Dial Fit System (DFS) for a customizable fit, a sporty...
Regular price $49.95
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Riding Helmets -FOB-The IR4G XLT...
Riding Helmets -FOB-The IR4G XLT combines great looks with superior comfort and fit. The comfortable chin strap features a quick-release easy-adjust hook-loop closure with a modified comfort harness that is...
Regular price $299.00
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Riding Helmet- FOB-The Elite Extreme...
Riding Helmet- FOB-The Elite Extreme Helmet features a Cool-On Lining, Easy to clean Outer, Rear side and Front Ventilation, Comfort Harness with a clip closure adjustable chin strap. Washable lining.Color...
Regular price $159.99
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EquiVisor The Only Helmet Sun...
EquiVisor The Only Helmet Sun Shade That Stays Put. Perfect helmet visor for shading the sun’s harmful rays from your face and ears. EquiVisor stays on while you ride, ski, or...
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Riding Helmet -FOB-IR4G helmets combines...
Riding Helmet -FOB-IR4G helmets combines the latest design with superior comfort. Whether you're in the show ring or schooling this helmet will keep you feeling cool while the IRG4's styling...
Regular price $199.95
Regular price $199.95
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Riding Helmets -FOB-The IR4G XLT...
Riding Helmets -FOB-The IR4G XLT combines great looks with superior comfort and fit. The comfortable chin strap features a quick-release easy-adjust hook-loop closure with a modified comfort harness that is...
Regular price $280.00
Regular price $280.00
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Riding Helmets -FOB-The IR4G XLT...
Riding Helmets -FOB-The IR4G XLT combines great looks with superior comfort and fit. The comfortable chin strap features a quick-release easy-adjust hook-loop closure with a modified comfort harness that is...
Regular price $280.00
Regular price $280.00
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Riding Helmets -FOB-The IR4G XLT...
Riding Helmets -FOB-The IR4G XLT combines great looks with superior comfort and fit. The comfortable chin strap features a quick-release easy-adjust hook-loop closure with a modified comfort harness that is...
Regular price $299.00
Regular price $299.00
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Riding Helmets -FOB-The IR4G XLT...
Riding Helmets -FOB-The IR4G XLT combines great looks with superior comfort and fit. The comfortable chin strap features a quick-release easy-adjust hook-loop closure with a modified comfort harness that is...
Regular price $299.00
Regular price $299.00
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IRH Equi-Lite DFS HelmetThe IRH...
IRH Equi-Lite DFS HelmetThe IRH Equi-Lite DFS Helmet offers comfort and style at an affordable price. The helmet features a Dial Fit System (DFS) for a customizable fit, a sporty...
Regular price $49.95
Regular price $49.95
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IRH Equi-Lite DFS HelmetThe IRH...
IRH Equi-Lite DFS HelmetThe IRH Equi-Lite DFS Helmet offers comfort and style at an affordable price. The helmet features a Dial Fit System (DFS) for a customizable fit, a sporty...
Regular price $49.95
Regular price $49.95
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IRH Equi-Lite DFS HelmetThe IRH...
IRH Equi-Lite DFS HelmetThe IRH Equi-Lite DFS Helmet offers comfort and style at an affordable price. The helmet features a Dial Fit System (DFS) for a customizable fit, a sporty...
Regular price $49.95
Regular price $49.95
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IRH Equi-Lite DFS HelmetThe IRH...
IRH Equi-Lite DFS HelmetThe IRH Equi-Lite DFS Helmet offers comfort and style at an affordable price. The helmet features a Dial Fit System (DFS) for a customizable fit, a sporty...
Regular price $49.95
Regular price $49.95
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Riding Helmet- FOB-The Medalist is...
Riding Helmet- FOB-The Medalist is a Velveteen helmet that features a Cool-On Lining and Rear ventilation. Meets ASTM F1163-15 standards.Color Black Size: 6 5/8
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Equestrian Riding Helmets The Elite...
Equestrian Riding Helmets The Elite helmet series is designed to keep the rider feeling cool and comfortable. IRH's innovative low-profile geometry gives the Elite helmets a streamlined modern look. Top...
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Regular price $189.99
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Riding Helmet- FOB-The IR4G features...
Riding Helmet- FOB-The IR4G features and ultra suede (Amara) outer. Snap-in liners provide custom fit, rear and side ventilation, comfortable quick-release chin strap. The moisture wicking removable liner is machine...
Regular price $219.95
Regular price $219.95
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Riding Helmet -FOB-IR4G helmets combines...
Riding Helmet -FOB-IR4G helmets combines the latest design with superior comfort. Whether you're in the show ring or schooling this helmet will keep you feeling cool while the IRG4's styling...
Regular price $199.95
Regular price $199.95
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Riding Helmets and Vests

While horseback riding is one of the most enjoyable pastimes, it can also be one of the most dangerous without adequate protection. After all, whether you ride English or western, your equine partner could spook, trip, bolt, buck or rear without warning, potentially causing a serious accident. These risks are present whether you are riding your trusty quarter horse down a familiar trail or taking your young thoroughbred out on the cross-country course for the first time.

Because equestrians face these risks any time they climb into the saddle, it's crucial to take the necessary precautions with protective riding gear.

The Importance of Choosing Quality, High-Performance Protective Gear

Riding helmets and vests are two essential types of protective gear. Riding helmets are designed to protect your head from falls while body protector equestrian vests protect your internal organs, spine and ribs. Because both riding helmets and vests guard your vital body parts, it's important to choose top-quality, high-performance gear. 

Specifically, you want to choose a helmet that has the ASTM/ SEI seal of approval. To achieve this rating, helmets need to undergo various trials — including the Pointed Anvil Test and the Helmet Retention Test — to ensure they provide thorough protection.

How to Choose the Right Helmet 

Whether you ride English or western, the first thing that you want to do is check the helmet's equestrian safety standards and ensure it has the ASTM/ SEI seal of approval. Then, you can start narrowing down your style options. Some helmet brands like Troxel and Ovation manufacture a wide variety of helmets designed for everyday riding, while other brands such as Charles Owen focus more on show helmets. Some brands also offer various cuts like round or oval to fit a variety of head shapes. 

How to Fit a Helmet 

While it's important to choose a helmet that meets the proper equestrian safety standards, you also need to make sure the helmet actually fits you to receive full protection. Something as simple as wearing your hair up or down can affect the fit — and protection — of your helmet. To make sure you get the right size, follow these quick and easy measuring tips:

  • Wrap a soft measuring tape around the widest part of your head.
  • Make sure the tape measure stays over your hair and is about 3/4 inches above your eyebrows.
  • Note the measurement and remeasure again to ensure you have an accurate number.
  • Some helmets will use either inches or centimeters for their sizes, so you may need to convert to get the right measurement. 

Overall, the perfect riding helmet should fit snug so you feel an even pressure all around your head.

Stay Safe and Stylish With Our Collection of Riding Helmets and Vests 

Horse Tack Co. has a variety of protective gear manufactured by top equestrian brands, including: 

  • Charles Owen riding helmets.
  • Ovation riding helmets.
  • Troxel riding helmets.
  • IRH riding helmets.

We also have additional protective gear to keep your equipment in great shape and your ride comfortable, such as: 

  • Helmet spray.
  • Helmet bags.
  • Sun visors.
  • Velvet helmet protectors.

At Horse Tack Co., we want to help you stay safe while loving the ride. If you need any help choosing your riding helmet or vest, just reach out to our knowledgeable team at 866-624-8225 or send a message online.     

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