7th Jan 2020

Albion’s Big Competition – Champion Equestrian

As part of Big Competition, we’re sharing a blog a week about a different brand who’s worked with us on putting together the most amazing prize haul for one very lucky winner. The winner will win over £4k worth of equestrian products, including a K3 saddle from us! In this blog, we’re profiling Champion Equestrian, who has given a very generous prize for Albion’s Big Competition.

Champion has a tremendous safety heritage and has been a driving force in the design and development of protective riding hats for over 40 years. The brand was founded in the 1970’s by John Ayres and his wife Bridget who identified a lack of protection offered in current riding helmets in the market at that time.

The company proudly manufacture all of its helmets in the UK at the Champion HQ, which is based in Cardiff. As one of the few UK manufacturers in the industry, Champion has a high level of control over the quality of its helmets. The company tries to be as eco-friendly as possible and manufacturing in the UK means it has a reduced carbon footprint.

Champion’s brand manager sits on the panel of experts for several safety standard committees, in both helmet and body protection. The company also works closely with the FEI, BE, BHS, Pony Club and other societies.

Champion is proud to collaborate with other leading experts in the field of safety, an example of this is the company’s most recent range, the Revolve range, which includes MIPS technology. MIPS is a brain protection system which was founded by a neurosurgeon who identified how to reduce impact to the brain for a specific type of rotational accelerated fall.

When it comes to proudest achievements, Champion has an impressive list of accolades that it has worked for. It is proud to be the choice of helmets for the Mounted Police, Household Cavalry, the Royal Family as well as a string of Olympic riders such as Pippa Funnell MBE, Piggy French, Kitty King and Sophie Wells MBE.

For Albion’s Big Competition, Champion is giving one stunning Vent-Air Sport Helmet with Gloss Finish. This new collection is available in four gloss colours and has been designed to enable the rider to add energy and personality to their own style, whatever the discipline.

The helmets are specially hand painted in four impressive colours, rose quartz, solar orange, white marble and topaz yellow. The Sport collection facilitates riders with the very best safety and comfort whilst also investing in customisation and the sought-after ‘matchy matchy’ scheme.

Colours – Gloss: Solar Orange, White Marble, Rose Quartz, Topaz Yellow

Sizes – 51 – 63cm (6 ½ – 7 ¾)


Price £354.17 – £425.00

Vent-Air Sport – Topaz Yellow https://championhats.co.uk/product/ventair-sport-topaz-yellow/

Vent-Air Sport – Rose Quartz https://championhats.co.uk/product/ventair-sport-rose-quartz/

Vent-Air Sport – Solar Orange https://championhats.co.uk/product/ventair-sport-solar-orange/

Vent-Air Sport – White Marble https://championhats.co.uk/product/ventair-sport-white-marble/

To find out more about Champion, see www.championhats.co.uk

And, to enter the competition, visit Albion’s Instagram at @albionsaddlemakers and enter on the image below!

Good luck!

Full details for the competition including Terms & Conditions can be found here.