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As featured in the March issue of Equestrian Business, we look at a selection of quality hats and gloves to help you decide what to stock.


Champion Safety: Evolution Puissance
Sizes: 6 1/4 – 6 3/4 (VAT exempt) & 6 7/8 – 7 3/4  | Colours: Black and Navy
RRP: From £140

Now available in navy, the Champion Evolution Puissance has a low profile lightweight fibre glass shell as well as a highly ventilated airflow system. Finished with a synthetic suede finish and high tech spacer. The hat is fitted with synthetic leather strips and a four point padded synthetic suede harness with rear drawstring and quick release buckle. The Evolution Puissance is suitable for all aspects of riding and competing, from dressage to showjumping.

Kitemarked to PAS 015:2011.
Champion Safety | +44 (0)1132 707000 | www.championhats.co.uk

Charles Owen: Ayr8 Leather Look With Piping
Sizes: 6 3/8 – 8 (Round Fit 6 7/8 – 7 1/4) | Colours: Black, Navy, Brown and Charcoal (with many piping colour option)
RRP: From £228.50

The Ayr8 Leather Look blends exceptional safety technology with a modern elegance. Outfitted with all of the features of the Ayr8, theLeather Look helmet offers unparalleled comfort for the equestrian athlete with front and rear ventilation slots covered in breathable mesh and a GRpx harness covered in soft leather finesse material. Requiring minimal maintenance to keep it in top shape, this helmet is a clear choice for competitors.

Kitemarked to PAS 015:2011 and VG1 01.040 2014-12. CE marked to VG1 01.040 2014-12, and certified by SEI to ASTM F1163-15.
Charles Owen | +44 (0)1978 317777 | www.charlesowen.co.uk

Charles Owen: Ayr8 
Sizes: 6 3/8 – 8 (Round Fit 6 7/8 – 7 1/4) | Colours: Black, Black/Silver, Black/Gold, Navy, Navy/Silver, Brown, Brown/Gold & Charcoal/Black
RRP: From £171.35

The Ayr8 Leather Look blends exceptional safety technology with a modern elegance. Outfitted with all of the features of the Ayr8, theLeather Look helmet offers unparalleled comfort for the equestrian athlete with front and rear ventilation slots covered in breathable mesh and a GRpx harness covered in soft leather finesse material. Requiring minimal maintenance to keep it in top shape, this helmet is a clear choice for competitors.

Kitemarked to PAS 015:2011 and VG1 01.040 2014-12. CE marked to VG1 01.040 2014-12, and certified by SEI to ASTM F1163-15.
Charles Owen | +44 (0)1978 317777 | www.charlesowen.co.uk

Charles Owen: eLumen8
Sizes: 6 3/8 – 8 | Colours: Black and Navy
RRP: From £194.90

With four ventilation holes and a gently sloping, tapered peak, the eLumen8 has a sporty profile. The helmet’s black Leather Look six-point GRpx technology harness offers unsurpassed stability and is combined with an easy snap helmet buckle, which features a magnet to draw the clasp together. With a sparkly centre panel that is coordinated to complement both black and navy options, the eLumen8 is a masterpiece of design and style.

Kitemarked to PAS 015:2011 and VG1 01.040 2014-12. CE marked to VG1 01.040 2014-12 and certified by SEI to ASTM F1163-15.
Charles Owen | +44 (0)1978 317777 | www.charlesowen.co.uk

Gatehouse: Chelsea Riding Helmet
Sizes: 6 3/8 – 7 1/2 | Colours: Black and Navy
RRP: From £107.99

Stylish and elegant, the Chelsea is kitemarked and approved to PAS015. Offering a slimline appearance, the Chelsea offers maximum protection with an elegant profile. It is lightweight and fully ventilated with quick drying properties. With options for a suedette or matt finish, the Chelsea riding helmet is lightweight and ventilated with a removable, washable lining for hygiene and comfort. Additional liners are available for purchase separately.

Kitemarked to PAS 015:2011.
Westgate EFI | +44 (0)1303 872277 | www.wefi.co.uk

Gatehouse: Conquest MKII
Sizes: 6 3/8 – 7 3/4 | Colours: Black and Navy
RRP: From £157.99

This attractive and lightweight riding helmet is suitable for general use as well as competition. It has been designed to offer the best in comfort, design and protection. It retains a slim profile and is well ventilated, and also has a removable, washable lining for complete comfort and hygiene. The Conquest MKII comes in a variety of finishes, from matt and metallic, to soft finish, suede/glitter and suede trimmed with Swarovski Crystal.

Kitemarked to PAS 015:2011.
Westgate EFI | +44 (0)1303 872277 | www.wefi.co.uk

Gatehouse: HS1 Jockey Skull
Sizes: 00 – 4.5 | Colours: Silver, Matt Black, Gloss Black and Gloss Blue
RRP: From £154.99

This demanding equestrian helmet standard includes a test that simulates a rider falling into a fence rail, or having a secondary hit by a horse’s hoof. Carbon fibre reinforcement on the lower edge of the HS1 helps strengthen and balance the helmet, whilst the lining is treated with an AEGIS Microbe Shield – an anti-microbial barrier – for increased comfort and hygiene. It features a top quality leather four point harness and the Gatehouse Airflow lining.

Approved to SNELL E2001.

Westgate EFI | +44 (0)1303 872277 | www.wefi.co.uk

Harry Hall: Junior Riding Hat  
Sizes: 6 3/8 – 7 1/2 | Colours: Black
RRP: From £49.99

The Harry Hall Junior Riding Hat is a lightweight BSI kitemarked riding hat, conforming to PAS 015. With traditional styling, this hat has a soft microfibre suede covering and a breathable moulded padded inner lining for additional comfort. Suitable protective wear for all activities, the classic design and styling ensures turnout will be correct for any discipline.

Kitemarked to PAS 015:2011 with a Kitemark Licence Number of KM 633502.
Harry Hall | +44 (0)1274  711011 | www.harryhall.co.uk

Ariat Europe Ltd: Tek Grip glove
Sizes: 6 – 9, 10, 11 | Colours: Black, Bark, Navy
RRP: £24.99

Technical fabric and design combines to create the comfortable and high performing Ariat Tek Grip Gloves. Stretch Tek Twill fabric offers flexibility, while the synthetic suede palm ensures a close contact and superb grip, in a multitude of conditions. In addition, the Ariat Tek Grip gloves feature articulated fingers for a smooth, enhanced fit which prevents rubbing and promotes freedom of movement when riding.

Ariat Europe Ltd | +44 (0)1367 245515 | www.ariat-europe.com

Back on Track: Riding Gloves
Sizes: 7 – 10 | Colours: Black
RRP: £56.00

Back on Track Riding Gloves are beautifully made with a superb grip and are hard wearing. Lined with the Welltex fabric they provide the wearer with the ‘Back on Track’ effect.  The gloves have a robust yet sleek outer to ensure they are not bulky, and an adjustable wrist closure ensures a snug fit around the wrists. All Back on Track garments are made from Welltex fabric with infra-red technology.

Back on Track | +44 (0)7766 463099 | www.backontrack.com

Hauke Schmidt Finest Gloves: A Touch of Class
Sizes: 4 – 11 (in half sizes) | Colours: White, Black, Navy Blue, Caramel, Mocha and Ivory
RRP: £27.95

This synthetic leather glove is available in a wide range of colours and sizes. The glove offers a perfect fit and great grip as it is manufactured from a new, technical PU material that has a high Lycra content. Breathable, durable and very strong but smooth and soft, the fabric is made to last. Machine washable, the glove features an elegant Logo marker on the Velcro fastening and reinforced patches on the rein area to prevent rubbing.

Stirling Sales Agencies Limited | +44 (0)1889 597213 | www.stirlingsalesagencies.co.uk

Hauke Schmidt Finest Gloves: A Touch of Magic Tack
Sizes: 6 – 9.5 (in half sizes) | Colours: White, Black, Navy Blue and Mocha
RRP: £45.95

This synthetic leather glove has perfect fit and great grip. They are breathable, durable and very strong, as well as smooth and soft in a fabric that is made to last. Featuring inter-changeable patches in three styles; Fabric, Mixed and Chessboard, users are able to create their own unique and special riding glove. With the patches removed, the glove is also machine washable, making them a practical choice for riders too.

Stirling Sales Agencies Limited | +44 (0)1889 597213 | www.stirlingsalesagencies.co.uk

Hauke Schmidt Finest Gloves: Ladies Finest
Sizes: 5 – 11 (in half sizes) | Colours: Light brown/Black and Black
RRP: £46.95

This glove is made from lambskin, while the palm leather incorporates Pittards of Somerset Oil Tac grip enhanced leather treatment. This technology has been specially engineered to enhance the grip characteristics of the leather in all conditions whether wet or dry. The leather has been specially treated to prevent the absorption of moisture and therefore protects the fibre structure from the detrimental effect of perspiration. This is a professional quality glove for riding multiple horses a day.

Stirling Sales Agencies Limited | +44 (0)1889 597213 | www.stirlingsalesagencies.co.uk

Mark Todd Collection: Leather Riding/Show Gloves
Sizes: XS – XL | Colours: Black and Dark Brown
RRP: £24.99

These elegant gloves are manufactured in fine, soft leather, the close fitting style being perfect for the show ring or competition arena, as well as for general riding. Features include an elasticated wrist, reinforced rein fingers, closure tab with hook and loop fastening as well as Mark Todd embroidery, and ventilation holes on the fingers.

Westgate EFI | +44 (0)1303 872277 | www.wefi.co.uk

Mark Todd Collection: Super Riding Gloves
Sizes: XS – XL | Colours: Black, Navy, Brown and White
RRP: £11.95

The Mark Todd Super Riding Gloves are an attractive faux leather riding glove with pitted effect which are comfortable to wear. These practical riding gloves combine leather-look materials with stretch fabric for comfort and durability. Being lightweight and slimline, they allow a good feel for the reins and represent excellent value for money. Features include an elasticated wrist, reinforced fingers and touch and close tab fastening with Mark Todd Signature embroidery detailing.

Westgate EFI | +44 (0)1303 872277 | www.wefi.co.uk

Noble Outfitters: Perfect Fit Gloves
Sizes: 5 – 10 | Colours: Granite Horseshoe Print, Periwinkle/Black, Black, Blackberry, Wine, Dark Brown, Navy, Mint Geo, Grape Geo
RRP: £17.50

The Perfect Fit glove is constructed from breathable stretch jersey for comfort and ventilation, while the palm is made from SureGrip synthetic suede for superior grip. The glove also features double layer SureGrip reinforced forefinger, thumb and little finger, while critical seams are double stitched for durability. Machine washable and touchscreen friendly, the glove is completed with an adjustable wrist strap for a truly perfect fit.

Noble Outfitters | +44 (0)1572 772508 | www.nobleoutfitters.co.uk

Roeckl: Julia Gloves
Sizes: 6 – 8½ (with whole and half sizes) | Colours: Black and Mocha
RRP: £49.00

Ideal as a thin autumn or winter glove, Roeckl’s Julia Gloves are made from the 100% windproof and breathable Roeck-Proof Ural, with a Roeck-Grip palm laminated with Micro Bemberg for exceptional moisture management. With a lovely diamond pattern on the back, the Julia has an easy-close Velcro flap; Roeckl’s unique Comfort Cut and is decorated with gold or silver trim and crystal elements. Available now for pre-order for AW17.

Shaws Equestrian Ltd. | +44 (0)1335 370737 | info@shawsequestrian.com

Roeckl: Grip Gloves
Sizes: 6 – 11 (with whole and half sizes) | Colours: White, Black, Anthracite, Mocha, Caramel, Chamois, Khaki, Navy Blue, Plum and Champagne
RRP: £32.99

Made from the revolutionary Roeck-Grip synthetic leather, this glove is extremely breathable, whilst remaining elastic and supple. Made from a lightweight, flexible material, this glove fits like a second skin, giving riders exactly what they need – a feel of the reins. Also providing excellent grip and tactility on the reins, the glove features an easy-closure Velcro fastening and is touchscreen-friendly as well as machine-washable.

Shaws Equestrian Ltd. | +44 (0)1335 370737 | info@shawsequestrian.com

Toggi: Doncaster Gloves
Sizes: XS – XL | Colours: Black
RRP: £22.50

The Toggi Doncaster glove is a great all round glove. New to the Toggi range, this glove gives a stylish elegant look while keeping hands warm. Made from a durable, multi-purpose fabric, the glove is lined with internal fleecing and has an extra long cuff for comfort and warmth. The Toggi printed palm and fingers give superb grip, and the waterproof properties make this a truly universal glove, suitable for riding, yard activities and any general outdoor pursuits.

Toggi Clothing | +44 (0)113 2707000 | www.toggi.com

Toggi Hexham Gloves
Sizes: XS – XL | Colours: Black and White
RRP: £10

The Toggi Hexham is a textured matt glove that provides stylish and superb grip on the reins. Specifically designed for the traditional competition rider, the Hexham is proven to facilitate a fabulous ride, with minimal slip. Made from a stretch performance fabric, the strategically placed mesh panel provides excellent movement. The Hexham gloves are suitable for riding and other outdoor pursuits, with an adjustable wrist strap for security and comfort, complete with Toggi signature branding.

Toggi Clothing | +44 (0)113 2707000 | www.toggi.com

Toggi Salisbury Gloves
Sizes: XS – XL | Colours: Black, Chocolate and Navy
RRP: £11

The Toggi Salisbury glove is the perfect everyday glove. Suitable for use all year, the cotton waffle stretch back helps to keep hands cool with the superb breathability, while it also helps to keep hands warm in the cooler months. The palm features a stretch, peached, performance fabric with exceptional grip. The Salisbury is secured with an adjustable wrist strap and has rubberised Toggi branding.

Toggi Clothing | +44 (0)113 2707000 | www.toggi.com

Tredstep Ireland: The Dressage Pro
Sizes: 6 – 10 | Colours: Black and White
RRP: £39.99

The Dressage Pro glove is a true classic, incorporating Tredstep’s patented FlexiGrip flex palm design with the finest lambskin leather and True Touch (a technically advanced synthetic leather) on the palm ensure a flexible secure contact. Featuring an anatomical cuff with stretch knuckle panels. The Dressage Pro also has reinforced fingers for use with double bridles, making the glove an excellent design for riders at all levels of dressage.

Tredstep Ireland | +353 12950598 | www.tredstepireland.com

Tredstep Ireland: The Jumper Pro
Sizes: 6 – 10 | Colours: Black
RRP: £39.99

The Jumper Pro is a technically advanced glove incorporating Tredstep’s patented FlexiGrip flex palm design and an anatomical cuff. These, combined with the use of Air Fibre for increased sensitivity, ensure a flexible, comfortable and secure contact on the reins at all times. With punched lambskin leather, the Jumper Pro glove is breathable and designed to aid those riding in jumping disciplines by providing flexibility as well as precision for rein aids.

Tredstep Ireland | +353 12950598 | www.tredstepireland.com