TOP 5 Reasons to Upgrade your safety gear this Christmas

1 – Your helmet is over 3/5 years old and/or you’ve had a fall in this helmet. 

It’s always worth being honest with yourself, you only have one head after all.  Have you fallen off wearing this helmet? Is your helmet more than three to five years old*? If the answer is yes to both or either one of these questions then it’s time to get a new one. 

Christmas is a great excuse to look at what needs an upgrade and allows you the opportunity to invest in more technology such as MIPS, or you can get the new version of your old favourite – giving the gift of safety!

2 – You’ve decided it’s time for a bit of a change! 

Always coveted that gorgeous Rose gold skull? Changed your cross country colours? Is bling now the in thing? 

Whether it’s the high gloss colours of the Vent-Air Sport Jockey skulls, the glitter on the Revolve Vent-Air Radiance or the multi tonal effect of the Air-Tech Deluxe Sport that really takes your fancy, now’s the time to get writing to Santa to get what you really really want and make some great, safe, memories with your horse in 2022!

3 – Your current body protector isn’t very comfortable 

Our latest market research showed that the majority of you feel that comfort is one of the most important things when it comes to your own equestrian safety equipment, and we couldn’t agree more so why put up with anything less than the comfort and safety of the Ti22? 

Comfortable and flexible, the Ti22 is crafted using revolutionary SegTek construction. Each Ti22 has at least 100 flexible sections which mould to the shape of the body allowing for total comfort. The Ti22 also features a channelled airflow hole heat release system in each of the SegTek sections.

The Titanium Ti22 Body Protector also features heavy duty YKK zips, military grade outer mesh, ultra-lightweight foam and cool feel titanium coloured inner lining.

With the Ti22, you don’t have to compromise on comfort, style or safety. Slip it on, zip it up and fit for ease of use. Standard: EN 13158: 2018 Beta standard level 3, 2018

4 – You or your loved ones are riding in a ‘hand-me-down’ helmet or body protector. 

Horse riding can be an expensive sport, at Champion we pride ourselves on having an affordable range of safety equipment for all levels of riding and for most shapes and sizes so no safety compromises ever have to be made. 

Please always get in touch with us if you have any questions with regards to your own safety or the safety of a loved one, riding can also be a dangerous sport so it’s best to choose correct and well fitted equipment that you know hasn’t been damaged in the past. 

If you’re riding in a hand-me-down or thinking about starting riding, head to a trusted local stockist and they’ll point you in the right direction to suit your needs and budget. 

5 – Your helmet and/or body protector aren’t up to standard anymore

If you ride or keep your horse at livery at a BHS approved riding school or compete under rules, depending on the discipline and governing body you are riding under, you will be required to wear an up to standard peaked or skull helmet and perhaps a body protector in order to take part. 

At Champion we don’t make anything less than PAS 015:2011 and all our body protectors are Standard: EN 13158: 2018 Beta standard level 3, 2018, as we believe safety is paramount regardless of what you are doing with your horse.

Check the crown label in your hat and the BETA label on your body protector, grab your rule books and check to see if your equipment is still within the rules. 

If in doubt call your given discipline or contact us, we’ll be more than happy to help. 

*We go by the rule of thumb that if you use your helmet every day then your helmet should be replaced every 1-2 years, if you ride less often it should be replaced for anything up to five years.