View Full Version : Ventilated Riding Hats for Showing
20th November 2009, 02:40 PM
Following on from North-Mqueens thread I was wondering if anyone could recommend a ventilated riding hat that would be acceptable for showing (ridden mountain and moorland)?
I currently have a Charles Owen J3 but wanted to treat myself to something smarter for the shows next year. I got terrible headaches with my previous riding hat. Can I get a nice ventilated velvet hat or am I doomed to have a hot head?
20th November 2009, 05:22 PM
Troxel? Some people are dubious of their saftey but though you might want to see it:
Designed for the performance needs of professional riders, the Reliance is Troxel's most highly ventilated show helmet. Discrete mesh covered vents scoop cool, fresh air over and around your head while exhausting heat and stale air out.
Taken from their website:)
20th November 2009, 06:47 PM
Just looked at the Troxel Reliance as Piccolo said and don't think it would be suitable as a show hat. Thinking about it there are very few traditional velvet hats with vents... Charles Owen do one called the Wellington Classic (it's on rideaway) but apart from that you may have to forego comfort in order to get a proper show hat.
20th November 2009, 08:38 PM
Cheers, I'll check out the Charles Owen one.
Not sure you can get the troxel one over here anyway. Seems to be just in the states?
20th November 2009, 08:47 PM
Hate to say it but i think you will have to suffer!!
I think anything but a nice velvet hat looks awful in the showring!! Esp M&Ms as its more traditional.
20th November 2009, 09:21 PM
Troxel hats look ****** awful, they look like bike hats
the charles owen ones are quite smart but not sure about more traditional looking velvets, i think some makes are also more lightweight then others, just have to have a bit of a rumage around, or a beagler? i imagine they wont get as hot
20th November 2009, 10:25 PM
got to say I agree with XenaWarriorPrincess there is nothing that looks worse that a c... riding hat in the showing ring what you wear in the ring is as inportant as how well your pony/horse is turned out ....... take a look at the producers .......... sorry you have got to sweat it out
20th November 2009, 10:29 PM
No I must admit I've not noticed any vented traditional velvets when I've been window shopping.
Looks like I may not be lucky then. Still the Charles Owen to look at and can always shop around for something as light weight as possible, as smile and wave said.
XWP I agree you really need a traditional velvet for M&M. I got by with my J3 for this year but didn't venture further than my local riding club shows and hope to do so next year. I won't get away with my J3 anywhere else so if I have to suffer I have to suffer, I guess
21st November 2009, 01:18 PM
I stock the Just Toggs ones. They are a traditional looking hat and have 2 small round vents at the back of the hat. PM me for more info :)
22nd November 2009, 03:12 PM
I've PM'd you :)
22nd November 2009, 11:57 PM
Thanks RM. Have pm'd you back. LOL!
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