The New Derby Australian Made
• Classic jockey style
• Genuine deer skin leather straps
• Deep fit luxury harness
• Coolmax® sweat absorption
• Comfort chin pad
• Super tough, light PC alloy
• Rubberised black finish
• Independently batch tested
• Trusted by top jocks for decades
Sizing – Individual sizes from 51-60cms
Approved Australian Safety Standards AS/NZS 3838
AR 122 – Jockey Helmet lifespan (As of Jan 1, 2021)
Following consultation with Principal Racing Authorities and industry bodies, Racing Australia has approved amendments to AR 122 to vary the lifespan of a rider’s helmet from 5 years from manufacture date to 5 years from purchase date or 8 years from manufacture date (whichever is earlier).
It is important to note the rule change does not increase the maximum allowable period of helmet use by a rider – it is still 5 years.
Under the revised rule, riders will be required to maintain evidence (e.g. receipt) of the date of helmet purchase and provide such evidence to Stewards as required.
How to measure for my helmet size?
Step 1: Preparation
- You will ideally need a soft measuring tape, if you don’t have this ten you can use string and measure it after.
- If possible, stand in front of a mirror to ensure accurate placement of the measuring tape.
Step 2: Gather Your Hair
- If you have long hair, pull it back into a ponytail or bun or how your hair will be when riding. This will ensure that you measure correct for when you are wearing the helmet.
Step 3: Measure Your Head Circumference (see image supplied)
- Take the soft measuring tape and hold it just above your eyebrows, where your forehead meets your hairline.
- Wrap the tape around the widest part of your head, which is typically about an inch (2.5 cm) above your ears and around the back of your head.
- Make sure the tape is snug but not too tight. It should rest comfortably around your head.
- Hold the tape firmly in place and take note of the measurement, this measurement represents your head circumference.
- When trying on helmets, make sure the helmet sits level on your head. It shouldn’t tilt forward or backward.
- The helmet should fit snugly but not feel overly tight. It should be comfortable and stable on your head.
- The front rim of the helmet should sit just above your eyebrows, and you should be able to see the edge of the helmet when looking upward.
Step 8: Adjust the Fit
- Most helmets come with adjustable straps and pads to fine-tune the fit. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to adjust the chinstrap, harness, and padding for a secure and comfortable fit.
Step 9: Test the Fit
- After adjusting, move your head in different directions to ensure the helmet stays in place.
- Shake your head gently to check for any slippage. The helmet should remain stable.
Remember that a properly fitted helmet is essential for your safety while horse riding so spend time to make sure it is right for you.