Santa (cough DH) read my list and I'm getting a new helmet this year. My CO is five years old, and while I'll still use it for a bit longer...I do know I need a new one.
It is the black/black.
I was in my non-showing, non-riding-horse-owning hiatus when the colored helmets showed up, and I'm FINALLY getting back into the swing of things. The thought of the navy CO is tempting. But is it a fashion no-no?
If it matters, my gelding is a dark bay, he's NOT a hunter and we won't be jumping for a while yet as he's a late-blooming and apparently still-considerably-growing coming 4 yo, but we'll be doing jumpers and dressage and maybe eventing (maybe). I know eventers tend to throw more color into the mix, so I'm asking here . I am NOT a serious shower, we won't be doing anything really big at least for a while, but he's pretty talented and I was too, about 10 years ago.
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I really like it too, but would worry more about its appropriateness in the dressage ring than in the hunter ring. I don't know, I'm not a dressage person, but I know you would be fine for hunters and certainly for eventing!
Agreed - if you are planning showing dressage, maybe check over in that forum to see if color is appropriate? I've only gone as a spectator to rated dressage shows but from what I recall - it's mostly been all black.
I wear a custom brown/tan CO amongst other navy and brown hats in my collection but I am UK based so dont know if the makes are familiar. I think black is a harsh colour and prefer brown or navy to flatter skin and clothing.
Good choice! I think CO's shade of navy is particularly elegant. I show in a navy AYR8 for dressage with a navy coat. It's not uncommon to see navy hats (helmets & top hats) in dressage paired with navy coats.
Good to know...Last time I purchased a helmet colours weren't around either. Its so old school that its actually *gasp* velvet. Definitely looking into Navy for my next (which will have to be soon) helmet!
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