In this video, uploaded earlier this year, Horse Nation dropkicks a beautiful, seal-grey Ascot hunt cap that we paid a lot of money for really hard in a show of support of Charles Owen’s decision to discontinue hunt cap sales in 2013.
Charles Owen ceased manufacturing hunt caps in January 2012 and has announced that it will no longer sell unapproved helmets in North America by 2013.
Says Roy Owen, “We started being very involved in helmet safety and standards as early as 1953, and as the public becomes more aware of helmet safety and what we provide, our business has certainly moved away from the hunt cap, and towards creating triple standard helmets to give people more protection in the event of any accident around a horse.”
In another recent development, Dover Saddlery has reclassified hunt caps from “helmets” to “hats,” placing them alongside top hats on their webpage with a strong safety warning.
Here at Horse Nation, we need every brain cell we can get, so we salute the proactive decisions on the part of both Charles Owen and Dover Saddlery. This was best way we could think of to show our support.