Sizing Chart

Measure the circumference of your head just above the ears. Measure in centimeters. For conversion to the riding hat or jockey skull sizes please see the chart below:

Riding Hats

Jockey Skulls





000 1/2

6 1/8



6 1/4


00 1/2

6 3/8



6 1/2


0 1/2

6 5/8



6 3/4


1 1/2

6 7/8





2 1/2

7 1/8



7 1/4


3 1/2

7 3/8



7 1/2


4 1/2

7 5/8



7 3/4


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Welcome to Gatehouse Equestrian: A Legacy of Safety, Innovation, and Excellence


When it comes to equestrian safety, few names command as much respect as Gatehouse. With years of unparalleled experience and a commitment to consistent innovation, we have established ourselves as a trusted name in the industry. Our comprehensive range of riding helmets?from the HS1 and HS1-V to the Chelsea Pro Air Vent Matt?meets and exceeds the highest safety standards. This page provides an in-depth overview of our safety accreditations, range of products, sponsored riders, and our storied history.

Safety and Accreditations

Safety is not just a feature of our helmets; it's an ingrained philosophy. All Gatehouse riding helmets conform to stringent international safety standards, offering unmatched protection in various riding disciplines. Some of the notable safety accreditations our helmets carry include:

  • SNELL E2016: Reserved for the HS1 and HS1-V, this is one of the most rigorous safety standards in the industry.

  • ASTM F1163-15: This American standard for equestrian helmets is known for its comprehensive protective parameters, relevant to our Conquest MK2.

  • EU Personal Protective Equipment Regulation 2016/425: This EU certification ensures that the helmets meet European Union safety norms.

Our commitment to safety has made us the preferred choice for many equestrian professionals, hobbyists, and even children through our Jockey Skull 4 Kids range.

Current Product Range

We offer a variety of helmets catering to diverse needs and preferences:

  1. HS1 and HS1-V: Compliant with SNELL E2016, these helmets are the epitome of safety and comfort. They come with advanced airflow lining, 4-point harness system, and additional features like a free padded hat bag.

  2. Conquest MK2: Featuring a sleek design without compromising on safety, the Conquest MK2 adheres to ASTM F1163-15 standards and offers a luxurious feel.

  3. Jockey Skull 4 Kids: Specially designed for young riders, this helmet ensures that safety is not compromised while learning the ropes.

  4. Jeunesse: A helmet that blends aesthetics with function, the Jeunesse is ideal for young adults stepping into competitive riding.

  5. Chelsea Pro Air Vent Matt: Designed with meticulous attention to ventilation, this helmet is perfect for long training sessions or competitions.

  6. Gatehouse Air Rider MK2: An update to the classic Air Rider, the MK2 version comes with enhanced safety features and comfort provisions.

Sponsored Riders

We are proud to sponsor a cadre of accomplished riders who trust Gatehouse helmets for their safety needs. Notable among them are:

  • John Whitaker: An Olympic medalist, Whitaker endorses the HS1 series.

  • Laura Tomlinson: Renowned for her dressage skills, Laura swears by the comfort and safety of the Conquest MK2.

  • Emily King: An upcoming star in eventing, Emily opts for our Jeunesse helmets, citing their perfect blend of safety and style.

By associating with these athletes, we are not just offering support but also receiving valuable feedback to continually improve our products.

Our History

The Gatehouse journey commenced over two decades ago, with a focus on achieving excellence in equestrian safety. What started as a modest venture has now turned into a global brand trusted by thousands. We owe this evolution to consistent innovation, stringent quality checks, and a keen understanding of the equestrian community's evolving needs.

As we moved through the years, we consistently upgraded our product offerings. For instance, the initial HS1 has seen several revisions, culminating in the modern HS1-V, which incorporates the latest advancements in material science and ergonomics. Our focus on younger riders led to the development of the Jockey Skull 4 Kids and Jeunesse helmets, ensuring safety for equestrians of all ages.

Why should you buy Gatehouse?

Gatehouse Equestrian is more than a brand; it?s a legacy of trust, quality, and commitment to safety. Our diverse range of helmets, each with its own set of unique features and safety accreditations, ensures that there is something for every rider. We take pride in being a part of the equestrian journeys of both seasoned athletes and budding enthusiasts. By partnering with exceptional talents in the field, we continually fine-tune our products, aiming for nothing less than perfection.

As we look towards the future, our focus remains steadfast on pushing the boundaries in equestrian safety and comfort. Thank you for choosing Gatehouse, a brand that stands for uncompromising quality and unmatched safety. Your trust propels us to innovate, excel, and set new benchmarks in the world of equestrian safety.