For over 100 years, Charles Owen has been committed to rider safety and saving lives.
Charles Owen has the largest range of horse riding helmets independently certified to up to four international equestrian safety standards, offering a wider range of protection in a horse riding accident. All of our safety riding hats are subject to random and independent batch testing to ensure the highest level of protection is consistently met.
Our design engineers currently represent Great Britain on the European Standards of Safety and are leading members of the ASTM International (American Society of the Testing of Materials), the major equestrian safety standards body in the United States.
At our design headquarters, we use advanced computer simulation to understand how to maximise the dissipation of energy from an impact by using complex combinations of materials. Impact analysis is commonly used in the car industry to recreate accidents that are often too complex to recreate. With so many variables and elements to check, it becomes essential to understand what going on at a microscopic level to understand how to better protect a rider in a potential accident.
This is just another way that your Charles Owen riding helmet is tuned to look after you, so that you can focus on your job.
Innovation meets style and creates a helmet for optimum performance.
The eLumen8 is a masterpiece of design and style.
The Wellington Classic is the epitome of sophisticated protection.
Ayr8® Plus Leather Look
All of the same features of the Ayr8®, with the added elegance of the exclusive leather look side panels.
For over 100 years, Charles Owen has been guided by the mission of manufacturing products for a safer world.
“Using one’s life to make a real difference in others’ lives is what drives me, like it did my father and grandfather” said Roy Burek of Charles Owen. It has been an amazing opportunity to reflect on the fact that the values that my grandfather had 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.”
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.