World-renowned as a leader in equestrian safety, Charles Owen is a British manufacturer of riding helmets. Founded in 1911 with the mission to make products "for a safer world," the company has remained within the same family for four generations. Deeply ingrained within the global equestrian industry as a trusted brand known for safety, quality and prestige fashion, Charles Owen continues to deliver cutting-edge technologies for all equestrians.

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Premium Helmets

Excellent choices for general riding, showjumping, dressage or hacking, Charles Owen Premium Collection Helmets feature a wide array of materials, colors and finishing touches that will coordinate with any riding outfit, while keeping you safe with advanced technologies. These helmets have fixed peaks, making them unsuitable for racing or cross-country.

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Premium Helmets

Jockey Skull Caps

Charles Owen Jockey Skull Caps are carefully designed to provide maximum protection and meet the highest safety standards. These helmets cover more of the head, without a fixed peak, and are ideal choices for racing and eventing, but can also be used while hunting, schooling, or hacking.

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Jockey Skull Caps

JR8 Helmets

Originally developed as kids' helmets, the JR8 grouping consists of attractive, economical helmets that meet or exceed safety standards - which made JR8s popular with adult riders as well! Low-profile, with soft and adjustable nylon harnesses, they are ventilated and feature a removable, washable headband that can be easily replaced to extend the lifespan of your helmet!

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JR8 Helmets

JL9 Body Protector

Protection that lets you feel free and flexible, instead of restricted! Made of lightweight gel, the JL9 molds effectively to the body, offering maximum protection without added bulk. The comfortable, non-restrictive fit features a dual security and fastening system, ensuring it stays in place so riders perform their best!

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JL9 Body Protector

Accessories

Charles Owen has several helmet models that feature a fully removable, machine washable and replaceable liner, while maintaining the same international safety standards. In between washings, the Helmet Cleaner and Deodorizer, when used together, provide a complete cleaning solution to improve the longevity of your helmet and keep it sanitary and safe. They are also safe for use in helmets without removeable liners.

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Accessories

How to fit a Charles Owen helmet

Measure in Centimeters

Measure in Centimeters

Select appropriate helmet

Select appropriate helmet

Put helmet on, noting how tightly it fits

Put helmet on, noting how tightly it fits

Assess for snug, even fit

Assess for snug, even fit

A properly fitted helmet is essential to riding safely! Charles Owen offers helmets for every head shape. New helmets will break in and mold to the shape of your head, but when it's brand new, it should fit like a new pair of boots - snug, with a firm and even pressure all the way around.

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How to measure for a Charles Owen Helmet

Proper measurement is the key to getting a helmet that will keep you safe in the saddle. You'll need a soft measuring tape with centimeter measurements because they provide the most accurate sizing. Measure ¾" above your eyebrows, just above the ear line and around the bump at the back of your head.

Head size (cm)Helmet sizeSkull cap size
496000
506 1/8000 1/2
516 1/400
526 3/800 1/2
536 1/20
546 5/80 1/2
556 3/41
566 7/81 1/2
5772
587 1/82 1/2
597 1/43
607 3/83 1/2
617 1/24
627 5/84 1/2
637 3/45
647 7/85 1/2
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  • Updated: 6/8/2020: 3:39:51 PM ET