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Samshield – A Helmet for everyone

Samshield Shadow Matt Shimmer Helmet

This article is aimed at answering some questions  regarding Samshield Helmets. It was not too long ago, when Charles Owen and GPA were the dominant helmets in the riding rings. Charles Owen is popular among the hunter riders particularly for its simple and classic looks. More recently though, Samshield has become the favorite for riders of all disciplines, whether they be Jumper, Hunter or Dressage.

What started off as a single helmet in the name of Samshield Shadow Matte Helmet, has blossomed into a big range of helmets. The big selection of Samshield Helmets allows riders to express their individuality. Samshield Helmets come in 2 base finishes: The Shadow Matt smooth finish and the “Premium” Alcantara suede finish.

While both the base models fit mostly the same, there are a few differences between them. Shadow Matt Helmets feature a smooth finish, whereas Premium features a suede finish. The former is easier to clean and maintain. The latter helmet is the preferred show helmet for Hunter Riders.

Sizes and Inner Liners

Samshield revolutionized the riding industry by introducing an innovative system of removable (and washable) inner liners. The helmets are available in 3 different shells:

  • Small Shell [fits sizes 6 1/2 (51) through 6 3/4 (54) ]
  • Medium Shell [fits sizes 6 7/8 (55) through 7 1/8 (57) ]
  • Large Shell [fits sizes 7 1/4 (58) through 7 3/4 (62) ]

This concept allows a custom fit. The inner liners are a snap (literally speaking) to remove and attach. They can be washed and air-dried. Samshield offers 2 styles of liners. Either of the two liners can be used in both the Shadow Matt and Premium Helmets. They are interchangeable.

Replacement Liner for Shadow Matt Helmets
Replacement Liner for Shadow Matt Helmets
Inner Liner for Samshield Premium Helmet
Inner Liner for Samshield Premium Helmet

Shadow Matt Models

The Shadow Matt family of helmets has expanded to feature quite a big line up. Keep in mind each of these helmets is available in Black, Navy and Brown colors.

Shadow Matt Helmet 

This helmet is the original Samshield Helmet. True to its roots, it is a classic no-frills helmet. Remains a favorite among all riders. It is also the most popular Samshield Helmet.

 

Samshield Shadow Matt Helmet
Shadow Matt Helmet in Brown
Samshield Shadow matt Helmet in Black
Shadow matt Helmet in Black
Samshield Shadow Matt Helmet
Samshield Shadow Matt Helmet in Navy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shadow Matt with 5 Swarovski Crystals

This helmet is an upgrade on the base Shadow Matt, in that it features 5 frontal Swarovski Crystals.

Shadow Matt 5 Swarovski Helmet in Navy
Shadow Matt 5 Swarovski Helmet in Navy

Shadow Matt 5 Swarovski Helmet in Brown

Shadow Matt 5 Swarovski Helmet in Black
Shadow Matt 5 Swarovski Helmet in Black

Shadow Matt 5 Swarovski Helmet in Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shadow Matt with 255 Swarovski Crystals

Samshield 255 Crystals Shadow Matt in Black
Samshield 255 Crystals Shadow Matt in Black
Samshield 255 Crystals Helmet in Navy
Samshield 255 Crystals Helmet in Navy
Shadow Matt Brown with 255 Swarovski Crystals
Shadow Matt Brown with 255 Swarovski Crystals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shadow Matt Shimmer Top

Samshield Shadow Matt Shimmer Helmet in Black
Samshield Shadow Matt Shimmer Helmet in Black
Samshield Shadow Matt Shimmer Helmet in Blue
Samshield Shadow Matt Shimmer Helmet in Blue
Samshield Shadow Matt Shimmer Helmet in Brown
Samshield Shadow Matt Shimmer Helmet in Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Samshield Shadow Matt  Shimmer Helmet with 5 Swarovski Crystals

This is a variation on the standard Shimmer Top Helmet. It features 5 frontal genuine Swarovski Crystals.

Samshield Shadow Matt Shimmer Top 5 Swarovski Helmet in Brown
Samshield Shadow Matt Shimmer Top 5 Swarovski Helmet in Brown
Samshield Shadow Matt Shimmer Top 5 Swarovski Helmet in Blue
Samshield Shadow Matt Shimmer Top 5 Swarovski Helmet in Blue
Samshield Shadow Matt Shimmer Top 5 Swarovski Helmet in Black
Samshield Shadow Matt Shimmer Top 5 Swarovski Helmet in Black

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keep in mind that the Shimmer Top 5 Swarovski Helmet is not readily available. It is a special order. Delivery times are 4 to 6 weeks.

Premium Alcantara Helmets

The Premium “Alcantara” Helmets feature a suede finish. A special fabric called “Alcantara” gives the helmet its classy and traditional look. The Premium helmet is offered with 2 top options:

  1. Alcantara
  2. Leather

The two options are shown below.

Samshield-Premium-Helmet-Navy-Alcantara
Samshield Premium Helmet with Alcantara in Navy
Samshield-Premium-Helmet-Brown-Alcantra
Samshield Premium Helmet with Leather Top

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Custom Samshield Helmets

If you want something totally unique, custom helmet may be a good choice. Samshield lets you design your own custom helmet. Plenty of options are available for both the shell color and top options. You can even pick a custom trim. To personalize it, Samshield offers Country Flags on the back/front or both sides of the helmet. Riders can even choose to place their names on the chinstrap. Use the Samshield  Helmet Designer to create and envision your own personal favorite helmet.

Questions? Thoughts?

Let us know in the comments below your thoughts. Share with us your experience. Feel free to Contact Us. We have helped hundreds of happy customers design their Samshield Helmets.

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Ten Gift Ideas for your horse rider friends

Unique Gift Ideas for Riders

With the holiday season fast approaching (Thanksgiving is next Thursday), the shopping season is about to kick in high gear. I know a lot of you have friends that are riders. You may be seeking gift ideas for friends and family that are riders. Here is a list of ten products that your rider friends will love as gifts. Make your list and order them online.

Holiday Gift Ideas for Him

1. Equetech Men’s 3-in-1 Competition Shirt

Equetech 3-in-1 Men's Competition Show Shirt
Equetech 3-in-1 Men’s Competition Show Shirt

This is a very versatile shirt, that can be worn by dressage, show jumping or eventing riders. It can be worn with a stock, overcollar or tie. It comes in Small, Medium or Large.  With a back vent that keeps the rider cool and dry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Equiline Men’s Fox Competition Shirt

Equiline-Mens-Fox-Competition-Shirt
Superb fit, advanced technical fabric make this Equiline Shirt a favorite among the show jumper crowd.

This is “the competition show shirt” worn by most professional riders. With a tailored fit, lightweight and dry wicking fabric, this shirt is a hit. You can not go wrong with this shirt. Your rider friends will thank you greatly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Equiline Men’s Willow X-Grip Knee Patch Breeches

Equiline Men's Willow Knee Patch Breeches
The most advanced riding pants for men.

If you have a higher budget, this is the gift for your rider friend with exquisite taste. Equiline’s Men’s Knee Patch Breeches have the finest fit, technical fabric and an impressive design. Some of the top show jumping riders use Equiline, mainly for its superior comfort and lightweight. Be sure to know your friend’s size. These breeches are European sizes. The breeches normally go by waist size. A US size 30 for example is a EUR size 46.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Samshield Riding Gloves (for him and her)

Samshield Gloves
Every rider needs gloves. This is a safe gift.

All riders need gloves. These beautiful gloves from Samshield are well-ventilated, have a good fit and made of leather. Usually, the White ones are used during Competition or Show only. THese gloves are uni-sex and worn by riders of all disciplines. A safe gift overall, under $100.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Riding Socks  (for him or her)

Lots of different choices here. Once again, this is another popular gift. All you need to know is the shoe size. Riding socks come in 3 sizes, Small, Medium or Large. Colors are usually limited to Black, Brown or Navy.

Schockemohle One Size Technical Riding Socks
Schockemohle One Size Technical Riding Socks

The Schockemohle Socks Pack contains 3 pairs of one-size technical riding socks, one each in Brown, Black and Navy. These feature a specially re-inforced layer at the bottom for protection against blisters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Reversible Leather Belt (for her)

Dimacci Reversible Belt
Dimacci Reversible Belt

Dimacci Reversitble Belt
Go ahead…its reversible.

Dimacci Reversible Belt
Beautiful Colors to mix and match with your outfits

Dimacci Reversible Belt
Traditional Black and Brown Belt

 

Lots of choices here. These belts are reversible. The horse themed belt is a favorite among the Wellington crowd. Made from soft leather, these belts feature classic craftsmanship. These comes in different sizes as well.

 

7. HKM Toskana Riding Vest (for her)

HKM Toskana Vest
Sporty Rider Vest with a classy look

 

This is a beautiful riding vest that looks elegant and classy. With a soft padded and light shell, its perfect for those slightly cold and windy days. Your friends will thank you for this stylish riding vest. Hurry and order now….this one is a high sellout risk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. PK Tornado Fleece Jacket (for her)

PK Tornado Fleece Jacket
  This fleece jacket will keep your warm in the bitter cold.

This is a beautiful fleece jacket, for the fashionable rider friend of yours. Keeps you warm, adorns stunning looks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Pk Napolean Jacket (for her)

PK Napolean Jacket
Stylish jacket with details

The Napolean Jacket from PK Sportswear will keep you warm during the frigid winter. This one is for your friends from up north. The hood is removable, giving you flexibility on different ways to sport this jacket.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. HKM Toskana Bag (for her)

HKM Toskana Bag
Stylish and functional bag for the ladies.

Give her the gift that she will remember. This HKM Toskana bag designed by Lauria Garrelli, inspires a minimalistic look combined with a fashion statement at the same time. Perfect for your riding girlfriend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We will add more gift ideas to this list, as this is just a starter. Feel free to browse our other categories for some more ideas. If you need help, do not hesitate to Contact Us.

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