A New Week At WEG
We weathered the storm at the World Equestrian Games! We were grateful for the Tryon International Equestrian Center’s updates and communication regarding Hurricane Florence throughout the weekend. Even with cancelled flights and changed plans due to the weather, we’ve met so many equestrians from around the world this week. We prepared well in advance to secure our booth so that nothing was damaged, and we were lucky in the way that the storm decelerated. It was great to be back in business today!
We were thrilled to talk to riders from Australia and New Zealand about our most highly ventilated helmets, which are essential in hot climates. Our SP8, V8 and 4Star all have our special Free Fit system to give you the coolest ride possible! We also saw a lot of interest in our jR8 today. An economical option that still offers the protection of meeting two international equestrian safety standards, it’s a great choice for riders who want affordable safety!
We have a special tip from our professional fitters today for riders with long hair:
If you’re putting your hair up under your helmet, be sure to fan it out across the head. If you twist it, it will create too much space between the helmet and your head and prevent the helmet from fitting correctly and providing the proper protection in a fall. Finally, always remember to keep the hair elastic just below the edge of the helmet and never underneath it!
We had a a bit of a slow start to the morning at our booth, but with good reason: Everyone was out to watch the incredible performances in the show jumping arena! We are tremendously proud of all of the #teamcharlesowen riders who competed today and want to offer special congratulations to Ros Canter, who rode away with individual and team gold medals! We also want to congratulate Team Ireland, who earned team silver through their safe and effective riding. Here is a round up of some of our favorite links of the day:
- Ros Canter’s showjumping clear secures fantastic double gold for Britain at WEG
- Dream Teams: Inspirational Quotes from the Final WEG Press Conference
- Magnificent Irish Eventing team win team silver at World Equestrian Games to book Olympic ticket to Tokyo while Padraig McCarthy also takes individual Silver