Charles Owen – Providing the gold standard of safety

British Eventing is delighted to announce Charles Owen, a leading manufacturer in riding helmets, as their official hat partner.

World famous for raising the bar in safety, Charles Owen is a leading manufacturer of riding helmets with a history dating back over 110 years and four generations of the same family.

Involved in the creation of the very first equestrian helmet safety standard, their name has become synonymous with safety where the protection of riders has always remained paramount in everything they do.

In 1983 Charles Owen were awarded the Royal Warrant as protective headgear supplier to the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace.  Saving lives through ongoing research and a refusal to compromise on safety is pivotal to the design and manufacture of all Charles Owen helmets and this focus has been further expanded to include a range of body protectors.

Dave Derby, Chief Executive Officer for Charles Owen, said “The alignment with British Eventing is a perfect fit for us.  We share a commitment to ensure that all riders participating in the sport of eventing are kept as safe as possible with us both being leaders in our field and ensuring safety is never compromised.  We look forward to working with the team at British Eventing and sharing our knowledge as best we can to assist the riders that we both represent.”

Rosie Williams, Chief Executive of British Eventing, said “We greatly welcome the opportunity to work with such a long-standing and highly respected brand whose commitment to safety matches our own.  Charles Owen have been keeping our riders safe for decades and I am extremely impressed with their ongoing research and development strategy. We look forward to strengthening our relationship with Charles Owen during the course of the next twelve months for the benefit of all riders who compete in our sport.”

Charles Owen jockey skull caps all meet British Eventing standards in addition to their newly launched Kontor body protector which meets the BETA2018 standard.

For further information on all Charles Owen helmets and body protectors visit

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