Gatehouse HS1 Jockey Skull
Gatehouse is reassuring customers that its HS1 Jockey Skull is suitable for use under equestrian sports rules beyond the end of the year.
Helen Riley, Technical & Safety Manager for the brand, said, “Since the withdrawal of the European standard, EN1384, there has been some confusion concerning the HS1, which is tested to the American Snell E2001 standard. We can confirm that the various equestrian sports bodies are accepting Snell helmets for those riding under rules in 2016. The helmet also carries the CE Mark required to market and sell safety wear in the UK and Europe. The Snell label can be located under the padding inside the helmet.”
Snell E2001 is the most demanding helmet standard currently in manufacture for equestrians and includes a test that simulates a rider falling into a fence rail or having a secondary hit by a horse’s hoof. Carbon fibre reinforcement on the lower edge of the HS1 helps strengthen and balance the helmet.
The Gatehouse HS1 is worn by many of the world’s leading equestrians and, as well as the familiar black and silver options, the helmet is now also available in a Special Edition gloss blue or gloss black finish and comes with an AEGIS Microbe Shield® antibacterial lining.
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