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  • Tacky xc helmet decorations

    Can it be done? I have no taste but a great sense of humor. Can we make fun funny helmet covers to ride in xc? funny but not offensive of course. I guess you can say this is a strange spin off from the bumper sticker thread.

  • #2
    The poof balls people insist on wearing are tacky.

    Maybe cover your helmet with the little stickers with phrases on them like bikers do.

    Or like sportbikers that have that fake mohawk on their helmet?


    • Original Poster

      Thats what I was thinking- biker patch type deal. Although I have seen grown men eventing with viking helmet covers which I found amusing. You can probably attach a fauxhawk pretty easily but I'm not sure if I'm willing to go that far yet. Need to get better before everyone starts staring!!


      • #4
        You can do it - but some of the "traditionalists" will find it tacky. That said, it's not against the rules.


        • #5
          It is all in the labelling of "Fun"

          You just need to find the right venue to play with this. May be a schooling event or a Halloween special. Or a steampunk fun ride. The organizers have to have a sense of humor to really go with the concept.
          Let me know when you find the spot, because I'd like to play, too!
          Intermediate Riding Skills


          • #6
            "Poof balls" are very much normal (or were) on track helmets. I used to have a helmet cover for my old jockey cap I used on the track that was green with silver hearts and a big POMPON. I still have it, it's ancient and way too much of a relic to use.

            Would I use one now for eventing? No. But I used to. Things are more suitable when one is younger . . .
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            • #7
              Ooh, you need the ones the snowboarders use!! Like this:

              Scare away the competition:

              Give courage to a horse with concerns about the water feature:

              Reveal your inner dressage queen or hunter princess:

              or Swab the Poop-deck, yarrrr!


              • Original Poster

                Lol! Baxtersmom- I love it!! Too bad I already ordered my mohawk!! Oh well, just have to order a new helmet cover to make option 1 a possibility. Could you imagine if I did a dressage freestyle to George Clinton in that thing? I would be banned for life!! I'm definitely digging the pirate as well!! I can just imagine the attention I'll be garnering at the next schooling show. On a side note, anyone going to the Hillcrest schooling HT Aug 6th in NC? I'll be the one in the mohawk. If anyone lets me get away with it, it will be them.


                • #9
                  I NEEDED those objects d' art today!
                  They might even work for deer hunting season. I might try it for my entrance to a Woff clinic this fall. He may be a serious stickler for appropriate attire, but he does have a well developed sense of humor.
                  Intermediate Riding Skills


                  • #10
                    OK, I'll play ~


                    from the July Eventing Derby - Hawaiian outfit day - that is a foam parrot on my helmet!!


                    • #11
                      I couldn't bring myself to do it! But, at the track this week, I saw a half dozen or so exercise riders with fauxhawks. Lol. But as far as pure tacky? There's an almost 60 year old woman whose black helmet cover features a hot pink pompom, hot pink feather on the back, and a hot pink playboy bunny on either side. *shrug* it certainly takes all kinds!
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                      • #12
                        Inse, your facebook page isn't accessible. I hope you had appropriate music for your dressage, I can just see those curves and sway down centerline, with the beseeching hand and arm movements towards the judge....

                        Who is doubled over with laughter!
                        Intermediate Riding Skills


                        • #13
                          I've seen someone ride in one with devil horns on it. I WANTED it. I think they are great, who cares if the Stuffies don't like them.
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                          • #14
                            At Christmas, we all put tinsel around our skull caps!
                            "Red on the right, white on the left, insanity in the middle."


                            • #15
                              There's always this


                              • #16
                                Originally posted by whicker View Post
                                Inse, your facebook page isn't accessible. I hope you had appropriate music for your dressage, I can just see those curves and sway down centerline, with the beseeching hand and arm movements towards the judge....

                                Who is doubled over with laughter!
                                So sorry, I am an idiot when it comes to Facebook, etc. etc....

                                I've changed my profile picture to show the Hawaiian shirt in all it's glory, along with the parrot helmet cover ~ ENJOY!


                                • #17
                                  Just remember when you are the x-country course somethime you have to go under low trees and i would be scraed that to much on the top of my helmet would get caught! That would be my luck!
                                  No Worries!


                                  • #18
                                    Gotta say... I think I would rock a fauxhawk before I ever put a big pompom on my helmet.
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                                    • #19
                                      The Stuff of Legends

                                      Helmet covers are designed to come off easily for that reason. Snowboarders and skiers have frequently been know to go under trees- whether they meant to or not.

                                      This is a kind of fun that eventers can have for more harmless individuality. We laugh at the danger, like the 3 muskateers and their plumes. We are trained to the teeth, so the conquering of the course is within our grasp. At the very least, it will break up the monotony for the fence judges..

                                      Of course, when someone wins, wearing something new, everyone will then rush out to get the item. It must have good magic, right???
                                      Intermediate Riding Skills


                                      • #20
                                        May I insist that pictures be posted if anyone rocks this business out on course?