5 of the best ventilated riding hats

Dublin Silver Pro riding hat

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A microfibre outer shell with a front vent for airflow give this hat a great look. 

A four-point hared with padded chin strap for comfort and a quick-release buckle for easy.

For additional comfort and ease of care this hat has a removable and machine washable liner. 

Available in navy or black

RRP from £62.99*

Uvex Suxxeed Luxury  


A mix of classic and modern design features will make you stand out in the crowd.

This luxury edition has leather detailing, subtly matching Swarovski crystals and Alcantara for a chic luxurious look.

This hat carries the BSI kitemark VG1 standard and you can pick from black, blue or brown.

RRP £399.95*

Champion Air-Tech Deluxe riding hat

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The sleek outer shell give this hat a truly modern look. It’s highly ventilated with triple mesh venting for superior airflow and the removable, washable head lining is made from high-tech moisture wicking material for your comfort. A four point fully adjustable synthetic leather harness holds the hat securely in place. It’s also fully adjustable with a dial adjust system for a close contact fit.

The Air-Tech Deluxe has PAS 015, ASTM F1163-15 and SEI marked & VG1. BSI Kitemarked to PAS015 2011

It's available in black metallic, navy metallic, oyster metallic, black silk

RRP from £125*

For stockists www.championhats.co.uk

Gatehouse Conquest MkII riding helmet

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This stylish and lightweight riding helmet is suitable for both everyday wear and competition. The Conquest MkII is well ventilated and has a removable, washable lining for complete comfort and hygiene.

It's Kitemarked and approved to PAS015 and comes in a choice of finishes including black, navy (matt, metallic, suedette/glitter or suedette trimmed with Swarovski Crystal finish).

RRP £188.99*

Charles Owen eLumenAyr 


A fully ventilated sparkly helmet, this hat has 10 ventilation slots and a removable headband to keep you cool and comfortable. This hat is secured by a six-point GRpx harness. An easy snap helmet buckle features a magnet to draw the clasp together, allowing you to secure their harness with one hand.

kitemarked PAS015 and VG1. CE marked to VG1, certified by SEI to ASTM F1163-15.

Avaialble in navy or black in microsuede or leather look.

RRP from £209.30*

*Prices correct at time of publishing

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Airowear AyrPS

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You can never have too much protection while you're riding. This clever combo from Airowear works as a double-layer of protection. 

The AyrPS combines a a detachable, inflatable AirShell gilet with the lightweight BETA 2009 Level 3 AirMesh2 body protector.

Both layers have a breathable mesh covering to maximise airflow. 

The two layers are designed to fit comfortably and move with you as you ride.

RRP £505.60

For stockists visit www.airowear.co.uk

Hi-vis for your horse

You may not always feel hi-vis is necessary, especially now the days are longer and the weather is better, but making the effort can mean the difference between life or death.

Wearing hi-vis gives vehicle drivers three seconds of extra reaction time. Although there's currently no law to ensure you and your horse wear hi-vis we'd always recommend you do, not just because drivers will see  you sooner, but you'll be seen when you ride off-road too. 

Here's a selection of hi-vis wear for your horse to wear that suitable for all year round. 

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HyVIZ bridle set

This three-piece set fits neatly onto your bridle. Fluorescent with bright silver retro-reflective tape for additional safety and clear visibility.

Price £7*


HyVIZ leg bands

HyVIZ Leg Bands

These bands fit neatly around your horse's legs or over boots. Fluorescent with silver retro-reflective tape for safety. These durable leg bands have a mesh lining to prevent your horse getting hot, and fasten with two strong velcro straps. 

Price £8*

Golly Galoshes

Golly Galoshes

Golly Galoshes, not only keep your horse’s legs and boots clean and dry but their reflective and fluorescent versions, also offer great visibility when out hacking.

Because Golly Galoshes are breathable, waterproof they can be worn comfortably over your horse's boots or on their own.

From £26.99 per pair*

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Parsons Rump

A simple and effective design that’s perfect for summer riding. It incorporated fluorescent webbing and Reflexite tape to ensure you’re clearly visible. Quick and easy to attach to your saddle and much lighter than an exercise sheet.

Price from £16.50*

Mark Todd reflective sheet

Mark Todd Reflective Exercise Sheet

A waterproof and breathable sheet with soft fleece lining, this high-viz exercise sheet combines a wrap-around design providing both warmth and protection from the elements.


V-Bandz mesh sheet

V-Bandz mesh quarter sheet

A breathable sheet that’s made from a lightweight mesh that won’t make your horse sweat. It attaches to your saddle to hold it securely in place.





V-Bandz legbands

V-Bandz Deluxe legbands

Fluorescent and reflective protection. These legbands can be worn on their own or over boots. The top surface of the legbands are wipe clean for convenience, although they can of course be machine washed. The tapes are sewn onto a quilted material which means they are very comfortable for the horse to wear.

Price £12.99*

Harry Hall high vis brushing boots

Harry Hall Hi Viz brushing boots

These Hi Viz Brushing Boots are the perfect protection for your horse when riding out. The bright fluorescent and reflective neoprene boots will ensure your horse is always seen for maximum safety. The strong hook and loop provides a reliable and durable fastening.



Harry Hall Hi Viz fly veil


Harry Hall Hi Viz Fly Veil

The ultimate safety product for your horse. Crafted from mesh fabric, it prevents the horse from becoming agitated but provides the right amount of fit to avoid slippage. The fluorescent fabric ensures that your horse will always be seen.

Price £13*

Equisafety leg boots

Equisafety reflective Hi Vis leg boots

These boots can be fitted over brushing boots. They are made from a strong and durable, yet soft, black waterproof fabric with two 2” fluorescent and reflective bands stitched on top of each boot.

Price £11.99*

Equisafety neck band

Equisafety Reflective horse neck band

If your horse has a high head carriage whilst out hacking we would advise you to wear a neck band. The horses head may hide your jacket or waistcoat from cars coming from the front. Fully adjustable by touch & close fastenings underneath the chest. Wipe clean

Price £17.99*

Woof Wear reflective boots

Woof Wear Club Reflective brushing boot

A classic brushing boots with the addition of high visibility straps to ensure your horse is clearly visible in low light.

Price £31*

Rambo Reflective Night Rider boots

Rambo Reflective Night Rider boots

Brushing boots made from a highly reflective material. Quick closure system a single fastening.

Price £24.95*


*prices correct at time of publishing



Charlotte Dujardin Arret Waistcoat

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Part of Equisafety's Charlotte Collection the stunning elevated Arret waistcoat takes high-vis to the next level and is sure to stop people and horses in their tracks.

The Arret waistcoat is made from lightweight and breathable, waterproof fabric and has a two-way front zip, two hidden side pockets and two open back vents - not to mention it has a stunning and ergonomic design.

Sizes Guide:

  • X-Small / 6-8
  • Small / 8-10
  • Medium / 10-12
  • Large  / 14-16
  • X-Large / 16-18 
  • XX-Large / 18-20

To find out more visit the Equisafety website.

Must-have safety wear for the season ahead

With the event season only a matter of weeks away, safety wear specialists Champion has put together their top 5 lorry must haves and eventing essentials for the season ahead. Whether you’re planning your first un-affiliated event or preparing for British Eventing success, your safety should always be at the top of your list. All the Champion hats and body protectors meet the current safety standards and are rigorously tested to ensure they are produced to the highest standard.

Champion Ti22 body protector

For cross country, the Ti22 Body Protector will help you feel safe in the saddle. It's also flexible and comfortable thanks to the revolutionary SegTek construction. A heavy duty YKK zips, military grade outer mesh and ultra-lightweight foam all make this body protector easy and comfortable to wear.

Price from £145 (adults), £95 (childs)*



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Add your own silk in your cross-country colours to the Ventair Deluxe and also take your pick of colours - black, navy, pink, silver to match the rest of your outfit. This hat is lightweight with a modern low profile design. It also incorporates a ventilated airflow system to keep you cool - just what you need when your galloping cross-country.

Price from £92 to £110.50 *


Champion Puissance


You'll look the part In the show jumping arena wearing the Evolution Puissance riding hat. With its modern styling and effective airflow system you'll remain comfortable when you're under pressure. The synthetic suede finish with synthetic leather strips, a 4-point padded synthetic suede harness give this hat a truly classy look.

Price from £140 *

Champion hat bag


The Champion Hat Bag will keep your precious hat safe and secure. Ventilation holes provide breathability whilst contrast diamond quilted lining offers cushioning. This bag also has several pockets, plastic cosmetic mirror and identity slot.

Price £20 *

Plumpton base layer



This stylish Plumpton baselayer makes the perfect long sleeved cross country top. It’s made from a breathable fabric that allows heat and perspiration to escape, helping you stay at a consistent and comfortable temperature.

Price £25 *




To find your nearest stockist visit www.championhats.co.uk

*prices correct at time of publishing

Champion Evolution Puissance now available in navy

Champion Puissance hat

The Evolution Puissance riding hat is already the hat of choice for many riders across all disciplines. Up to now this hat was only available in black, but due to popular demand, this season Champion has launched a brand-new navy option.

With its low profile lightweight fibre glass shell, this hat is a modern choice for everyday riding and competition use. As well as stylish good looks, this hat also offers a highly ventilated airflow system to ensure maximum comfort and with the synthetic suede finish, high tech spacer and synthetic leather strips it really is a great looking hat that's sure to a popular choice for the season ahead.

Price from £140 *

To find your nearest stockist visit www.championhats.co.uk

* price correct at time of publishing