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Charles Owen Eagerly Awaits the 2014 Rolex Kentucky CCI****

Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Every year Charles Owen eagerly looks forward to the Rolex Kentucky CCI**** - the only event of its caliber in the United States. The company will once again be sponsoring the prestigious three-day event at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.

“Eventers in the U.S. have been huge supporters of Charles Owen for decades, and I am honored at the opportunity to give back to the top event in the U.S. by sponsoring Rolex Kentucky,” said Charles Owen Managing Director, Roy Burek. “I welcome all Rolex visitors to stop by our booth to see the entire Charles Owen product line, be fitted for a new helmet or body protector or ask questions about our 104 years of equestrian safety product innovation. I also wish the best of luck to all of the competitors in all phases.”


Charles Owen is lucky enough to support some of the top eventers in the country, but the company is also proud that so many riders choose on their own to wear Charles Owen helmets. Charles Owen helmets are certified to multiple of the top International Safety Standards and are backed by over 100 years of innovation and safety.

In 2013, 91% of the riders who wore a helmet in dressage chose Charles Owen and the support was just as strong in cross-country and show jumping. This year Charles Owen wants to thank the riders who choose safety by recognizing them in social media channels. Charles Owen encourages Rolex attendees who post photos of riders choosing Charles Owen to use the hashtag #ChoseCharlesOwen on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to honor those riders who are working to set an example of putting safety first.  

Charles Owen Helmet and Body Protector Fittings

Situated on the corner of the sponsor shopping area across from the main arena, the Charles Owen booth offers visitors a unique chance to view the entire Charles Owen range of products and be expertly fitted for a helmet or body protector of their own. A properly fitted helmet and body protector is imperative to safety, and Charles Owen is delighted at the opportunity to fit and educate visitors.

In the booth this year Charles Owen will be featuring the V8, the exciting new addition to the Charles Owen helmet line. The V8 features a detachable helmet liner that is machine washable, offering riders the opportunity to switch liners between rides. In addition to the removable helmet liner, the V8 offers extra cooling for optimal performance using Charles Owen’s Free Fit system and a new 6-point patented GRpx harness for unsurpassed stability.

Of course the ever-popular 4Star – the ultimate skull cap for eventers - will be available for fitting as well the infinitely customizable Ayr8. Stopping by the booth this year will give you the chance to sneak a peek at the new Ayr8 Leather Look with Trim - the newest member of the Ayr8 family.  The Ayr8 is now available with the added sophisticated detail of a sleek snakeskin tone on tone trim to perfectly complement the Leather Look.

Charles Owen is also excited to introduce Round Fit helmets. Available in the Ayr8, jR8 and Pro II models, the Round Fit helmets will allow Charles Owen helmets to fit an even greater number of head shapes and sizes.

Charles Owen’s Airowear, the award winning body protector specialists, will be available for fitting in the booth as well. With a tremendous range of sizes, colors, and styles, the Airowear body protectors have something for everyone.

Lastly, complete your visit with a look at Charles Owen distributed products, Roeckl gloves and Sergio Grasso boots.

About Rolex Kentucky

The Rolex Kentucky CCI**** is the only four-star three-day eventing competition in the Western Hemisphere. This year’s Rolex Kentucky will be held April 23-27 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.