Whether you want a lightweight skull, bespoke showjumping hat or a luxurious velvet riding hat look no further. Not only do we have a large range of hats but we also fit the hats for you and ensure that the hat is safe and looks great. From toddlers to adults we fit everyone and make sure you leave with the best fitting hat available.

For more information please see our Hat Fitting Page

Horse riding is a fantastic hobby, passion and sport. Like anything exciting though there are risks involved, so at Stockley we offer you a premium service to help you find the safety items that suit you best.

 

Our Reputation

We pride ourselves on the far reaching reputation we have for professionally fitting riding hats. Our staff undergo a rigorous in house training programme followed up with a professional training course with the relevant company. The personal touch is paramount to both Stockley and customers alike.

 

A little about hats

Riding hats comprise 3 main parts:

  1. An outer shell made from ABS plastic or glass fibre.  This serves two purposes: to stop sharp objects from penetrating the hat/skull and to spread the energy from an impact over a larger surface.
  2. A polystyrene liner to absorb the energy from the impact. It is made up of lots of air pockets which burst on impact and as a result help protect your head.
  3. A foam padding often with an internal fabric lining to provide comfort for the rider.

Hat Safety Standards

We are very proud to work very closely with Charles Owen, (http://www.charlesowen.co.uk/) amongst other brands, who offer UK manufactured riding hats. We take the safety of our customers very seriously and are aware that all riding helmet manufacturers have to produce helmets to meet at least one of four international safety standards or marks:

EN1384:2012/BSEN1384:2012

PAS015:2011

ASTM F1163:04a

SNELL E2001

 

Some may even produce helmets to meet all of them like the Charles Owen 4 Star. Each of the individual standards has their own criteria and tests, putting more or less emphasis on different helmets and various types of injuries. For example, they’ll assess how much of the head a helmet covers, how a rider falls and onto what type of surface or how a helmet moves during a fall.

Each Hat Safety Standard tests for a different set of accident situations, helmets that meet multiple standards provide the most comprehensive protection and cover a wider range of potential accident situations. With this in mind we have picked a range with something for everyone.

 

Changes in Hat Standards

 

You may have read that there has been a change in certification of Riding Hats; the withdrawal of European Equestrian Riding Helmet standard (BS)EN1384.

 

What does this mean to me?

 

The withdrawal of the standard has no effect on riding hats already on the market. Used and fitted correctly, (BS) EN1384 hats will continue to be as protective as they have been for the best part of 20 years since the standard first appeared.  If riders have hats certified to the EN1384 they can continue to use them unless stated otherwise by rules of competition.

 

Please note that where EN1384 is referred to this will impact upon hats that only meet that standard. Where hats are dual badged (ie. (BS) EN1384 with another standard such as Snell or PAS 015) then the hat will continue to be legal in competition.

 

The only hats that we stock that only meet BSEN1384 are the Charles Owen Fiona and the Gatehouse Hickstead Riding Hat. EN1384 has tended to be viewed as the least demanding of the standards, offering lighter weight, low profile hats with increased ventilation. But it has always been difficult to compare standards – a hat made to say PAS or Snell 2001 may not necessarily meet all the requirements of the 1384 standard. In some respects it will exceed the requirements and in others it will not. Both of these hats are slimmer in profile, more lightweight than other hats, and are popular for leisure, endurance, showing, and hunting.

 

For more information BETA Riding Helmet Standard Update

 

The range we currently offer is as follows:

 

Charles Owen Styles:                                      Champion Styles:

Ultralite Skull                                                   Ventair Luxury Skull

Competitor Skull                                             Ventair Riding Hat

Young Rider Riding Hat

YR8 Riding Hat                                                 Gatehouse Syles:

Showjumper Riding Hat                                   HS1 Skull

Fiona Riding Hat                                               Hickstead Riding Hat

4 Star Skull

Pro II Skull

 

We strongly recommend you never buy a hat or body protector online! They need to be professionally fitted!

 

A safety conscious rider is a safer jockey!

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Zara Philiips wears Gatehouse HS1

 

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