MADE IN BRITAIN. SINCE 1911.

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.

Our design engineers currently represent Great Britain on the European Standards of Safety and are leading members of ASTM International, the major equestrian safety standards body in the United States.

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

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Helmet Technology

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.

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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.

OUR STORY

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Videos

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