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Ayr8® Plus with Trim

Unrivalled safety and style with removable headband makes the Ayr8® Plus with Trim a favourite choice for riders.

  • Elegant low profile
  • Front and rear ventilation
  • Leather-look side panels
  • Soft GRpx® technology harness
  • Anti-microbial lining reduces odour
  • Washable removable headband
  • Meets multiple safety standards
  • Choice of colours for centre and side panels

Standard sizes:

6 3/8 – 8 (52 – 65cm)

Round Fit sizes:

6 7/8 – 7 1/4 (56 – 59cm)

Available to order from any Charles Owen stockist.


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Helmet description

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Charlotte wearing Ayr8® Plus with Piping

The exclusive Ayr8® Plus Leather Look pairs exceptionally well with textured trim in the same tones.

It is available in synthetic black or navy snakeskin, or synthetic brown croc skin.

The Ayr8® Plus with Trim includes all of the features of the Ayr8® Plus.

This low profile helmet features 12 centrally located front and rear ventilation slots covered in a smart breathable mesh.

The side panels are covered in faux leather and the helmet features a leather-look GRpx® harness for unsurpassed stability and comfort.

It is available in regular and round fit, and additional colours and bespoke options are available for custom price and delivery on request.

The Ayr8® family includes:

Riding disciplines

General riding, hacking, competitions, dressage, jumping, hunting, showing.

Who’s wearing the Ayr8®?

Chosen helmet of Olympic medallists Charlotte Dujardin and Nick Skelton.

Click here to see other riders wearing and enjoying their Ayr8® helmet on Instagram!

Available colours

  • Black
  • Brown
  • Navy
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How to measure your head

Watch the video for a demonstration of how to properly measure and fit your helmet.

You’ll need a soft fabric measuring tape marked in centimetres (cm).

Wrap the tape around the widest part of your head: about one inch above your eyebrows, just above the ear line and around the bump at the back of your head.

Once you have your measurement in centimetres, click here for the size chart to convert it to our standard helmet size.

If possible, we recommend having a professional fitting with your local retailer.

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Caring for your riding hat

Charles Owen riding helmets are carefully made and require proper storage, ongoing care and cleaning to maximise their longevity and your safety.

You should replace your riding helmet every 3 years and after any impact, even if there is no visible damage.

Please refer to our helmet user guide.

Design & technology

For over 100 years, our philosophy has been to design great looking helmets that provide the very best level of safety and comfort.

The Charles Owen design team are continuously innovating and integrating cutting-edge research and technology within our products.

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Ayr8® Plus
Charlotte Dujardin
I trust Charles Owen to take care of me with safety and style.
Charlotte Dujardin CBE