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  1. #21
    Join Date
    May. 10, 2009


    I bought my helmet, I got a Troxel Intrepid. It fits well, I guess I have more of an oval head because it doesn't fit my 11 yr old daughter as well as it fits me, her head is more round like her daddy.
    I got the black one since it was the only color they had.

    Thank you all for your replies! It did help! I had never thought of keeping one in the trailer that is a wonderful idea!
    In my opinion, a horse is the animal to have. Eleven-hundred pounds of raw muscle, power, grace, and sweat between your legs - it's something you just can't get from a pet hamster. ~Author Unknown

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  2. #22
    Join Date
    Jun. 9, 2005
    Unionville, PA


    I also love my Tipp! I also had an Ovation, and although the low profile looks good, I feel it did not protect my head as well as the Tipp in a fall. JME.
    Delaware Park Canter Volunteer

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Nov. 4, 2003
    Dallas, Georgia


    Lamicell.... hands down the most comfortable helmet I've ever put on my head in over 35 years of helmet use. It almost sucked itself down around my skull.
    <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.

  4. #24
    Join Date
    Dec. 20, 2011


    I have an Ovation Deluxe Schooler. It's dial fit, which I'm not a huge fan of since the teeth get worn out after a bit, but I do love that it has a removable liner you can wash. The chin strap comes with a nice felt pad which is also washable. The excess strap is bundled up with two rubber bands -- I roll those up and over the felt pad to keep it in place since the Velcro doesn't really do the job. The venting is a lot better than the old Troxel I had.

  5. #25
    Join Date
    Mar. 10, 2008


    I have the Troxel Sierra - I like the look of it and the ventilation is good. I wish it fit a bit better but I think the adjustable band does a good job.

    I hit really hard at the beginning of summer - had a concussion and brain-bleed and won a 4-day stay in the hospital for observation. This was in a sand arena, and you can see where the helmet absorbed the shock. No splits, but there's a flat spot and a dent on opposite sides of the helmet (landing and then the shock moving the material). I landed on my back hard enough to bounce and flip over onto my front, and lost about 15 minutes of memory. Happily I healed pretty well and uneventfully and bought another Troxel Sierra - I figured hitting that hard and having relatively minor injuries was a good recommendation.

    However - it all depends on the shape of your head and having the helmet properly adjusted to fit. So get a helmet that fits your own head and then


  6. #26
    Join Date
    Oct. 26, 2007
    San Jose, Ca


    I have an Ovation Protégé (and a Charles Owen Show Jumper … but for this thread you probably want to hear about the Ovation).

    What I love about it:

    • Comfortable
    • Light weight
    • COOL! – so many vents, I literally feel the wind in my hair
    • Adjustable fit – adjust dial lets me get it perfectly snug on my head
    • Deep fit – comes down far on the sides, and especially the back giving lots of coverage
    • Removable washable liner
    • I can slip my pony tail out the back above the dial fit – keeps hair out of the way, while not affecting fit
    • Cost $35.00!

    What I do not love about this helmet? Hum – nothing really! – FYI, I am not really a long oval or a round head, right in between, and this helmet fits great.
    APPSOLUTE CHOCKLATE - Photo by Kathy Colman

  7. #27
    Join Date
    Sep. 30, 2007


    Love my tipperary sportage. Very light weight, very ventilated!!!!

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