Jockey Skull Caps
Superior Protection With Premium Jockey Skulls
For any riding discipline, a riding hat is an essential item of your equipment. A jockey skull cap is a type of riding hat that is designed for use throughout equestrian pursuits and typically offers the highest levels of safety. Your jockey skull cap riding hat can be teamed up with a hat silk for dressage, your XC colours for eventing or Pony Club and a fun hat cover for everyday use. More colours have been introduced as standard on Jockey Skulls these days, no more just plain black you now have quite a choice including Navy, Silver, Gold and Pinkl. Between uses it is important to store your riding hat in a safe place away from heat and damp and you can be sure it will not be damaged or knocked. For your riding hat to offer the very best protection in a fall it must be professionally fitted to ensure that it is the correct size and shape for your head.
Unlike riding hats, jockey skull caps do not have a low rise at the back which means they can be more comfortable and versatile to fit a variety of head shapes. A correctly fitted jockey skull cap will not move and will feel snug, almost tight, any hair and how it will be tied up should be accounted for. Always remember that should you drop your riding hat or jockey skull cap or you have a fall you must replace your helmet. Damage is not always visible to the naked eye and it is strongly advised that you replace the hat straight away.
Jockey Skull Caps are measured in different increments than peaked or riding hats, for more details visit our size guide. At Discount Equestrian we have a selection of the very best jockey skull caps from leading manufacturers such as Charles Owen and Gatehouse, made to the highest current safety standards. Following changes to the safety standards for riding hats, current safety standards for jockey skulls are PAS 015, VG1 (both must be kitemarked) for UK hats. The Gatehouse HS1 also meets the SNELL E2001 which is actually an American standard but is currently the highest safety standard possible for horse riding hats and is permitted under the new rules. It is also important to note that fixed peak hats are no longer permitted to ride in a Cross Country phase, and this must be ridden in jockey skull with an even round or elliptical shape.
As of January 2016, (BS)EN1384 were withdrawn from competitive riding and will no longer be approved for use by British Eventing, British Showjumping, British Dressage or The Pony Club.