It has come to light that a number of clients have arrived ready to ride with either an incorrectly fitted hat or a hat that no longer carries the correct standard.
Remember, that whilst RDA Participants are able to borrow a hat from
the Centre, Avon Riding Club Riders must have their own hat.
Ensure your hat fits correctly – there are many styles on the market to fit many
Thank you to James for being our hat model!
budgets, find which size and make fits you best
Wear it correctly - harness should be adjusted and snug
You hat should not be perched on back of your head
Check your current hat standard against the current safety standards
Have your hat correctly fitted – Our staff can only advise and are not a substitute for a qualified hat fitter
Long hair must be tied back and please remove earrings to avoid your hat catching on them
Please note: If our staff or instructors are unhappy with the fit of your current hat, the rider will not be allowed to ride without it being changed to one of our borrowed hats; these hats are only for use as a short term measure.
If you have any queries regarding the fit of your hat, we would advise you to return to the store and/or hat fitter where it was purchased.
Further information can be found by visiting Horse Riding Hats & Helmets | Advice & Information | The BHS