I am eventer so maybe I am a bit "off" but I am now showing in my schooling helmet with a velvet cover on it. It is a Tippary and is so comfortable, and fits well. No bowling ball. I would love to have a nice, expensive helmet but not right now. Too many other things to spend $ on. I borrowed a friends CO GR8 and it fit beautifilly and hardly knew it was on but right now for almost $300 I can live in my tipperary and velvet cover.
Pretty much the same here. I love the Tipperary helmets and that's what I wear, and when I was showing (2009) I used a black velvet helmet cover, if I could find it that is! No one ever said boo to me about riding in a navy Tipperary. Given my mare's occasional antics, I'm sure a few people were happy I was wearing a good helmet!
Cause while I think she looks fantastic trotting down the line sporting multi colored ponies and hearts the judges find the helmet a bit distracting after looking at all those black boring helmets. But she doesn't show recognized and I just put a cover on her helmet instead of buying a new one. She does always get a smile when she wields her sparkly wand crop though.
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Originally Posted by alicen:
What serious breeder would think that a horse at that performance level is push button? Even so, that's still a lot of buttons to push.
I school in my UVEX (best lightweight, ventilated helmet for a hot climate) and show in my (velvet) Charles Owen.
Agreed with enjoytheride: if you can, you should have a designated schooling helmet and a separate one for showing
if you can, you should have a designated schooling helmet and a separate one for showing
As long as the show helmet is replaced periodically, because it will degrade with age. Some say every 3 years, others say 5. But at any rate, I don't think one should spend so much on a "show" helmet that one isn't willing to replace as needed.
But I have to say I bought my UVEX in Europe (so a lot cheaper than here in the US, that is, if you even find one here) and I got an amazing deal on my Charles Owen....