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Charles Owen To Host Helmet Awareness Week at HITS Saugerties

Tuesday 16th July 2013

For the second year in a row, Charles Owen will be hosting Helmet Awareness Week at Horse Shows In The Sun (HITS) on-the-Hudson in Saugerties, New York from July 19-21, 2013. HITS pioneered educating their competitors about helmet awareness with the launch of Helmet Awareness Week in 2012. The 2013...

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Charles Owen Supports the Royal International Horse Show at Hickstead with Sponsorship of Shopping Village and International Riders’ Lounge

Friday 12th July 2013

With over a century of history in the UK, Charles Owen is delighted to support one of the most prestigious events in the country. Charles Owen will once again be partnering with the Royal International at Hickstead as the title sponsor of the Charles Owen Shopping Village and host of...

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Behind the Badge: Body Protector Technology

Thursday 11th July 2013

Body protection is a relatively new technology compared to head protection. It is still rapidly developing and expanding with every passing year. When Charles Owen entered the body protection industry in 1998, the European standards were hot off the presses and CE certified body protectors had recently been introduced. In...

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Charles Owen to Support International Helmet Awareness Day on June 22 2013

Wednesday 12th June 2013

Charles Owen is happy to announce its support of the 2013 International Helmet Awareness Day, organized by Riders4Helmets to be held on Saturday June 22. Charles Owen has been a staunch advocate of International Helmet Awareness Day since it was first launched in 2010 and is pleased to see the day...

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Charles Owen and Pony Racing Join Forces for Another Year

Friday 10th May 2013

Since 2005 Charles Owen has been an ardent supporter of regulated Pony Racing through the Pony Racing Authority, and the company is delighted once again to be able to sponsor the Charles Owen Pony Racing Series. The 2013 Charles Owen Pony Racing Series got underway on 2nd of April at...

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Beezie Madden: Helmet Pioneer

Friday 10th May 2013

Many riders make the decision to start wearing helmets consistently due to an accident or traumatic experience. It is unfortunate that a positive change for many was born out of a negative experience, but for Beezie Madden the decision was different. Beezie chose to start wearing a helmet because she...

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Behind the Badge: From Helmets to Body Protectors

Wednesday 1st May 2013

Charles Owen's goal has been "For a Safer World" for over 100 years and that is as true for body protectors as for helmets. Body protectors were first seen in the equestrian world in the 1980s, Charles Owen always waits until standards are written and studies solidified so that the rider...

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Charles Owen Returns to Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event for 2013

Wednesday 3rd April 2013

For over a decade Charles Owen has been a sponsor of the only CCI4* in the United States, the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, and the company is delighted to be present once again at the renowned Lexington, Kentucky event from April  24-28.  “The Rolex Kentucky CCI4* always offers top-notch competition, and...

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Behind the Badge: Safety Standards and Testing

Wednesday 6th March 2013

As a sportsman, we can test ourselves at home, but it is only when we test ourselves at local, national or even international shows or events that we can really know how good we are. It is the same with helmets; the best can be tested anywhere in the world...

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Charles Owen Announces Sponsorship of the Charles Owen Learning Centre at the Horse Demonstration and Seminar Arena at BETA International

Thursday 14th February 2013

Charles Owen & Co. announces the sponsorship of the Horse Demonstration & Seminar Arena at BETA International 2013, and is pleased to introduce The Charles Owen Learning Centre to showcase live-action product displays and retailer information sessions. “The most successful retailers are those keen to learn about how they can improve...

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Allison Springer: A True Eventing Role Model

Sunday 27th January 2013

Robert K. Merton first coined the term ‘role model’ in 1957 and since then countless people have been labeled role models. A role model is generally known as a person who serves as an example and whose behavior is emulated by others. In the equestrian world, riders might be labeled...

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Behind the Badge: Helmet Materials

Tuesday 1st January 2013

Helmets have come a long way from when they were being made out of cloth and shellac. Many of those advances are due to the plethora of modern materials. Selecting the right materials to be used in a Charles Owen helmet is an art in itself and is essential in creating the safest helmet possible. The outermost layer of...

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Behind the Badge: From First Thought to Store Shelf

Sunday 25th November 2012

Before a helmet can even begin to head to the first step of production, Charles Owen has to decide what kind of helmet needs to be made. Charles Owen offers a wide variety of helmets that suits the needs of every equestrian. The designers pay close attention to trends in...

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Charles Owen to Release Series of Articles: Behind the Charles Owen Badge

Thursday 1st November 2012

Every day before you mount your horse, you strap a helmet on your head. But have you ever really considered how that helmet was manufactured or what steps went into creating that helmet? A helmet is designed to protect your head in the event of a fall, possibly a kick from...

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Charles Owen Celebrates Pony Racing Sponsorship with Pony Racing Finals at the Newmarket Racecourse, October 6, 2012

Thursday 4th October 2012

Thursday, October 4, 2012 The 2012 Charles Owen Pony Racing Series concludes Saturday, October 6, 2012 with the Pony Racing Finals at the Newmarket Racecourse.  The Pony Racing Finals is the culmination of the 27 Racecourse Series races that have taken place throughout the year between April and October.  Points are accumulated...

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Charles Owen Returns as Sponsor of the Exhibitors’ Hospitality Lounge at the Capital Challenge Horse Show, Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Saturday 29th September 2012

Charles Owen is pleased to announce its return as the 2012 “Exhibitors’ Hospitality Lounge” sponsor at the Capital Challenge Horse Show, presented by The Gochman Family. The Capital Challenge Horse Show (CCHS) attracts over 1,100 horses and riders annually.  Held in October just outside Washington, D.C.at the Prince George’s Equestrian Center,...

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Rodrigo Pessoa Joins Charles Owen Team Wearing an Ayr8 Helmet

Monday 7th May 2012

Charles Owen, the leading manufacturer in equestrian helmet safety, proudly welcomes accomplished show jumper rider Rodrigo Pessoa to its family of leading International riders. Rodrigo and Charles Owen both have a rich tradition of equestrian excellence.  Son of noted international show jumper, Nelson Pessoa, Rodrigo began competing in 1981 at Hickstead...

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Charles Owen Continues Long Term Partnership with Rolex 3 Day Event, Lexington, Kentucky

Friday 27th April 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 Charles Owen Inc. will once again be present at the 2012 Rolex Three-Day event in Lexington, Kentucky, April 26 – 29.  With over ten years of presence at Rolex Three-Day Events, Charles Owen has become a staple on site and a true fixture on the list of...

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Safety Comes First … and so does the Charles Owen 4Star Helmet

Thursday 19th April 2012

Friday, April 18, 2012 Continuing its rich history of innovation, Charles Owen is the first manufacturer to develop a helmet worthy of four (4) safety standards certified to perform by four different safety organizations from around the globe.  The 4Star leads the competition in its delivery of unparalleled rider safety.  The 4Star’s...

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Charles Owen Wraps up Final Week of Winter Equestrian Festival Sponsorship

Monday 9th April 2012

Monday, April 9, 2012 With the twelfth week of world class competition at The Winter Equestrian Festival, coming to an end, Charles Owen celebrates its circuit long partnership as sponsor of the International Rider Lounge. The Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) circuit ran from January 12 through April 1, 2012.  The show attracted...

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