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Sizing Chart

Measuring for a Riding Hat or Jockey Skull

Measure the circumference of your head just above the ears. Measure in centimetres. For conversion to the riding hat or jockey skull sizes please see the chart below:

Riding Hats

Jockey Skulls

Circumference(cms)

000

6

49cm

000 1/2

6 1/8

50cm

00

6 1/4

51cm

00 1/2

6 3/8

52cm

0

6 1/2

53cm

0 1/2

6 5/8

54cm

1

6 3/4

55cm

1 1/2

6 7/8

56cm

2

7

57cm

2 1/2

7 1/8

58cm

3

7 1/4

59cm

3 1/2

7 3/8

60cm

4

7 1/2

61cm

4 1/2

7 5/8

62cm

5

7 3/4

63cm


A correct fit is important if the riding hat is to offer maximum protection – and that includes adjusting the harness correctly and keeping it fastened whilst riding. We recommend that you buy your hat from a retailer that has attained dedicated Gatehouse hat training and certification or the British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA) Hat Fitting Certificate. It is important that the hat fits securely but not so tight as to cause discomfort during wear. Extra padding can be used sparingly to get the optimum fit but this is best carried out by a professional hat fitter.

Having bought your hat, ensure you look after it well. Avoid exposure to solvents or cleaning agents, adhesives, paints, fly sprays, chemicals such as Deet etc. - spraying your horse with these chemicals while wearing your hat, may result in damage to the external coating.

Store in the original or protective packaging in a clean, dry cool area out of direct sunlight and avoiding extreme temperatures.

As hat manufacturers, we are constantly trying to improve the level of protection available, whilst producing a hat that is comfortable to wear. The introduction of polystyrene (EPS) liners has played a big part in that development process, since it is lightweight and also provides excellent levels of shock absorption.

Riding hats that have been subjected to a severe blow or fall should always be replaced, even if the outer shell shows little or no sign of damage. This is largely because the inner protective lining is designed to absorb and disperse the energy on impact and, while the outer shell may spring back and retain its shape, the EPS liner can become compressed, reducing the shock absorption properties and so rendering the hat less effective in subsequent falls.

While no helmet can be guaranteed to save your life, it can go a long way to reducing the impact of a damaging fall or blow to the head.



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Gatehouse`s expertise has been at the forefront of development over the years, producing riding headwear that is non-bulky, lightweight, comfortable and competitively priced. Your safety is their priority. They have pioneered some major changes in headwear safety in recent years and are proud to be recognised by the British Standards Institute for consistency and high levels of test results. The extensive range means there will be a hat which will suit your needs whether you are having fun or competing at the highest level.

The riding helmet range includes the HS1 jockey skull, the brand new Conquest MK11 and the Brand New Volare. These riding hats have been designed to offer the best in comfort, design and protection whilst conforming to the very latest standards - SNELL E2001, PAS 015 2011 and Kitemarked.

The Gatehouse helmet range has styles and standards to suit all tastes and budgets and covers all different riding disciplines.

If you can see the Gatehouse Riding Hat you are looking for on our website and add it to your basket, then it is in stock and should be with you in 2-3 working days!