For over 100 years, Charles Owen has been committed to rider safety and saving lives.

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Each Charles Owen riding hat is handmade in Great Britain by skilled technicians, using the highest quality materials.

Our helmets are independently certified to up to four international equestrian safety standards, offering a wider range of protection in a horse riding accident.

Charles Owen has held a Royal Warrant since 1983, awarded by HM Queen Elizabeth II as a protective headgear supplier to the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace.

Pro II Plus skull cap - Rose Gold

Helmet Technology

Charles Owen's design engineers use advanced computer simulation to maximise the dissipation of energy from an impact by using complex combinations of materials.

By working at the microscopic level, Charles Owen understands how to better protect a horse rider in an accident.

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A Family History

A Family History

For over 100 years, Charles Owen has been guided by the mission of manufacturing products for a safer world.

Now under the direction of Charles Owen’s great-grandson, the mission has remained the same while extending its reach to all parts of the globe and into a variety of equestrian disciplines.




Equestrian safety products can only protect riders if they work in real life situations. All Charles Owen helmets are tested and worn by top riders to ensure the products suit the job of riding horses.

To see how our products work in everyday riding as well as in competition, please click below to visit our video site.


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Making a real difference in others’ lives is what drives me, like it did my father and grandfather. The values my grandfather, Charles Owen, held are well established in my DNA. The challenges that made the company flourish in his time are still very much here today: Fit, Function and Fashion. Staying true to one’s traditional values has been the secret of the company’s longevity, along with a bit hard work.

Prof. Roy Burek