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Ovation Women's Protege Riding Helmet

4.6 out of 5 stars 125 customer reviews
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Price: $32.95 - $62.99
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  • Leather
  • Easy-Adjust Dial For Snug Fit
  • Extra-strong adjustment teeth provide for added helmet life
  • High flow vents keep you cool

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This lightweight, low-profile ladies' riding helmet is perfect for practice or shows Its sleek, high-density ABS material is equipped with high-flow vents for natural air conditioning. Its straps are adjustable, providing a customized fit. Ovation is your go-to brand for all things English riding and Dressage. From genuine leather and suede to durable metal hardware, Ovation delivers high-quality apparel and accessories for today's classic rider.

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 14 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B004NTLMTM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (125 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,363 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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Size: X-Small-SmallColor: Graphite Verified Purchase
I run a riding school and needed to get some new helmets. I ran across this one on Amazon so I tried it. First, it looks clean and sleek. The fit is amazing! Low back to protect your neck, cut around the ears so you can hear clearly without the echoing affect, dial adjustment for different size heads (a must when lots of people use it), easy to adjust chin straps, Inner lining comes out easily for washing (another must for multiple users), light weight, I could go on and on. The best part is my students all grab this helmet and complement it each time they put it on.
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Size: Small/MediumColor: Navy Verified Purchase
I was a cowboy hat gal all the way. but getting a bit older, (wiser?) and riding more often in rougher country, I got to thinking...if I got dirt-darted it would be HOURS before anyone even thought to look for me. I could lose a lot of grey matter by then! and, even tho I'm middle aged, my momma was nagging me to wear a helmet when I ride alone, and you don't argue with momma! so, I got one. and you know what, its not a big deal at all! it stays on with that chin strap, kinda feels like i stuffed my head into a pillow. the vents keep air moving along, so its not any hotter--maybe cooler--than my cowboy hat. I got a da brim petite for my helmet for sun protection and the whole thing stayed on in 40mph winds. it feels just like a felt cowboy hat. I actually like this thing!!
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Size: Medium-LargeColor: Graphite Verified Purchase
I think for the price range of under $50-$60, this is the best helmet you can get. For me, I have an oval, not round head, and this one fits well. LOVE the removable liner so you can keep it fresh.
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Size: Medium/LargeColor: Bubblegum Verified Purchase
I just started riding again, with my boyfriend's family horses, after a decades long hiatus. When I was pretty young, I had an accident while jumping that resulted in a skull fracture (despite being properly helmeted). After returning to ride after healing from that injury, my instructor gave me a less spirited horse (read: really, really old horse) who fell while we were just doing cavaletti exercises. My father freaked out and I wasn't allowed to ride again.

Well nearly 30 years later I decided I would like to ride with my boyfriend's family, but I remember my helmet saved my life years ago. So, when I grabbed breeches, gloves and boots-- I went looking for a helmet, too! I was briefly using a borrowed helmet, but to get a good fit I wanted something a little bigger and picked this helmet. I was not disappointed, and here is why:

Wow, it's been years since my heavy old velvet helmet days, but this is so light! I can't go back and do a weigh-in comparison, but my old velvet helmet was a bit like a fuzzy bowling ball. This feels light as a modern bike helmet.

Speaking of which, it has lovely vents. My old helmet was not vented, black, heavy-- and boy did it make me sweaty! This helmet is airy by comparison, in weight and in ventilation.

The lining is soft, and wicks what moisture is created while riding, but also provides a lot of comfort to the head. The borrowed helmet I had been wearing prior to this purchase was maybe a little small, but also had uncomfortable exposed plastic bits that squeezed my head against their hardness. Not comfy! This helmet is a pleasure to wear, and though it the fit is right - not wobbling much - I can even fit a ponytail inside and barely feel it due to the give of the cushiony interior.
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Size: XSmall/SmallColor: Brown Verified Purchase
Although I am an adult, I have a very small head. Its circumference is about 21 inches, so I estimate a very small size 6 usually fits me. The extra small/small helmet ALMOST fits me perfectly. If only I could ratchet it down one more click! Otherwise, the helmet has a nice, sporty look--good for trail riding and schooling
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Is an excellent helmet, very lightweight, your head don't get hot because it has a lot of ventilation. About size, we bought 3 helmets "1 was Small/Medium" for my 3 and a half year old daughter and it was a little big for her head but we did some adjustment and it worked, she will grow up soon so it will be good next year for her.

For my wife and I, we got Large to extra large size. But I will recommend for woman to order the size Medium to Large.

the good point is that this helmet is that you can adjusted to fit right in your head.
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Size: Medium-LargeColor: Graphite Verified Purchase
This helmet is great! As someone who has a not quite medium, not quite large head, the sizing was perfect on this! It fits great, doesn't give me a headache, and I don't get quite as hot as I did in my last helmet. Plus you don't have to worry about mushroom head syndrome!
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Size: L/XColor: Graphite Verified Purchase
I wear this helmet for combined dressage and jumping schooling and love it. It's definitely saved my heads in a few nasty falls, two of which I hit my head - though I went ahead and replaced the helmet with a new one after the fall as is recommended. My first helmet I bought at a tack store. Loved the helmet so I bought the exact same one online here.

It's a great, lightweight feeling helmet. I wear it both during hot and humid summers and feel great wearing it but it also keeps my head warm enough during the winter (though admittedly, a southern winter probably isn't as harsh as some people face). The adjustable dial in the back makes this helmet fit my head perfectly. Snug enough to be protected but loose enough not to feel it.
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