“I was really surprised when I tried the Hickstead,” reported Katie, “I can honestly say it is one of the best velvet show hats I have ever worn.”
The experience led Katie to purchase the Gatehouse HS1 which passes Snell E2001; the highest manufactured riding helmet standard in the world. Katie explained: “I wear a jockey skull when I’m on the yard because you can never tell how horses are going to react, not just when being ridden, but when you’re feeding, clipping or turning them out. Wearing my HS1 really makes me feel safer.”
Now, the whole team at Katie’s BHS Approved Showing Yard has been kitted out with Gatehouse Hats. With 42 stables, the Jerram yard is a hive of activity and Katie strives to ensure that everyone shares her responsible attitude to safety. “It’s up to me to set a good example and I insist that anyone who rides here, even those that come for lessons, wears appropriate Kitemarked headwear.”
For more information on Gatehouse Hats visit www.gatehouserange.co.uk or call Westgate EFI on 01303 872277 for stockists.