Helmet Policy

Bienvenue Acres will no longer be providing riding helmets for clients to wear.
Your new helmet must have a ASTM rating and the SEI Certification.
You can go to the Safety Equipment Institute's website and search the recommended equestrian brand of helmets that have been tested.
We recommend you purchase your helmet through Dover Saddlery.  

Helmet Instructions

Make sure the buckles of the horse riding helmet are secured, but not too tight.
Your horse riding helmet should be secure enough to allow you to look up, down and to the side without movement, yet it should not restrict you.  This snug fit should be achieved without the use of a chin strap and is focused on the forehead.
The chin strap and back straps should be the final stage of fitting and should provide a small amount of grip,  the bulk of the fit being provided by the helmet.  Hats are generally quite firm, so allow for this when you try them on.
If there is a tough choice between two fits, pick a closer fit as opposed to a loose fit. 
Sets for fitting a helmet:
  1. Measure your head with a tape measure in cm.  Place the tape measure 1/2 in or 13 mm above the eyebrows skim the tops of the ears and take it round to the fullest part of the head.  Smooth your hand over thick hair to fin the fullest part of the head.

  2. Choose a helmet in this size range

  3. Remember when fitting sales with more padding and less vents you may need a bigger size than the size measured.

  4. Position the helmet around 1/2 in or 13 mm above the eyebrows,  Press down until it is in the correct position on the head.  It may feel snug, especially if your old foam helmet had loosened and worn in.  

  5. You should be able to feel the top of the hat on the top of the head.  If not, the hats skull may be too small, therefore repeat the previous steps with the next size up.

  6. Gently rock the hat,  You need to ensure there is a vacuum on the front fitting so you feel suction as it is lifted off or that your eyebrows. move up and down when the hat is rocked back and forth.  This is critical to the fit.

  7. Check for space at the front of the temples.

  8. A little room at this point point prevents headaches from occurring.

  9. Check the space at the back of the hat/skill.  There may be a little space here which is not as critical as the front area.  However too much room is a negative.

  10. Adjust the harness,  Begin with the front strap ensuring a snug fit underneath the chin. (Never on the chin) Then adjust the back strap.

  11. These two fastening are there to ensure the hat.skull you have fitted does not fall of and also keeps it in the correct position on the head while riding.

Helmet Instructions



Bienvenue Acres

17417 Carlton Cuevas Road

Gulfport, MS 39503