One Day Helmet Sale! – Tips on Selecting a Helmet You Will Love

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Today is International Helmet Awareness Day and to celebrate we are offering up to 20% off all our non-custom helmets! Your helmet is arguably the most important piece of riding apparel or tack you use, so make sure you are utilizing one every time you get on a horse. If you’ve been meaning to replace your aging helmet, dreaming of a new style with the latest technology, or ready to make your very first helmet purchase, today is the day for you!
Take a look at some of the high-quality brands that are discounted for today’s special sale:

But before you make your selection, here are 5 tips on what to watch out for to ensure you select a helmet that you’ll love.

  1. Size:  If a helmet doesn’t fit, it’s not filling its purpose. Start about an inch above your eyebrows, around over the top of your ears, and across the widest part of the back of your head to get an accurate measurement. If you have thick hair that you wear up in your helmet, you may need to go up one size.
  2. Shape:  Some people have rounder heads, while others have long ovals, and different brands are geared more towards one of these two shapes. Riders with a round head are likely to have more luck with GPA’s and Troxel, while riders with long oval shaped heads will do better with Charles Owen’s and IRH’s.
  3. Adjustments:  Many manufactures offer padding systems to adjust fit, thereby making sure a helmet will sit as securely and perfectly as possible on your head. Some helmets also have adjustments to tighten fit that can be made on the back.
  4. Technology:  Helmet manufactures are always looking to improve their products. Keep an eye out for new features that may not be present in your current helmet. Some helmets have ventilation to allow air flow and keep you from overheating, others utilize flexible or detachable visors that will give or break off in a fall.
  5. Standard Approval:  Most competitions and equestrian events require you to wear an approved helmet that meets standards. The most common approvals that you will need are ASTM/SEI certification. It is always a good idea to check for the SEI label in any protective helmet you purchase. All Dover’s protective helmet brands carry the ASTM/SEI certification.

Happy Helmet Shopping!

Holiday Offer: FREE 3-Day Shipping Upgrade*

FREE 3-Day Shipping Upgrade*!

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Call (800) 406-8204 with promotional code CM13D3DAY or click the link above to take advantage of this offer.

*Orders leaving same day must be placed online by 1:00 PM EST, phone orders must be placed by 2:00 PM EST. Offer expires December 19, 2013. In stock items only. For orders up to 10 lbs, complete order in one carton. You will still be responsible for all regular and oversized shipping charges. Contiguous U.S. shipping addresses only. Not valid to PO, APO, FPO, HI, AK, PR, VI. Custom and Special Order items excluded. Not valid on previous orders. Please note that some rural areas will experience longer delivery times than noted. If you live in one of these areas, please call to confirm date. Not responsible for typographical errors. Cannot be combined with any other offer.

Holiday Offer: $15 Dover Gift Ceritificate with Your $150+ Order*

FINAL DAYS! Receive a $15 Dover Saddlery Gift Certificate with Your $150 Order!* – Shop now!

*To receive this offer, please click the above link, visit our retail stores or call toll free (800) 406-8204 and provide promotional code DSC003. Your $15 Gift Certificate will be mailed to you with your $150 or more order and can be redeemed on a future purchase. Limit 1 Gift Certificate per order. Not valid on previous purchases. Order must be placed by 11:59 PM ET., 12/24/13.

Dover Saddlery Black Friday Sale – 2013!

Our Black Friday Sale starts NOW! Save up to 60% + get $10 off your order of $75 or more!* Shop now!

*Discounts are from MSRP. Pricing valid 11/29/13-12/01/13 until 11:59PM ET. Hurry, quantities are limited. To redeem this offer, please click the above link, visit our retail stores or call toll free (800) 406-8204 and provide promotional code CM13DTHANKS. Order must be placed by 11:59 PM ET., 12/01/13. Restrictions apply. Excludes Premier Products. Limit 1 coupon per household. Not valid on previous purchases.

Get $10 OFF Your Order of $75 or More!

Get $10 OFF Your Order of $75 or More!* Get an Early Start on Holiday Shopping. Click here to shop now!

*To redeem this offer, please click the above link, visit our retail stores or call toll free (800) 406-8204 and provide promotional code CM13DTHANKS. Order must be placed by 11:59 PM ET., 12/01/13. Restrictions apply. Excludes Premier Products. Limit 1 coupon per household. Not valid on previous purchases.

Receive a $10 Dover Gift Certificate when you open a new Wishlist account!

Receive a $10 Dover Gift Certificate when you open a new Wishlist account!* Simply create, add to, and share your Wishlist to make it easy for friends and family to find the perfect equestrian gifts!

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*Offer valid on new accounts only. Limit 1 gift certificate per household. Must provide full name and e-mail information to receive gift. Hurry! Offer expires 12/15/13.

The 2013 Dover Saddlery Photo Contest

Dover_091213_PhotoContest_fbwMark Your Calendars! The 2013 Dover Saddlery Photo Contest starts Monday 9/16/13!
Click here to learn more.

2013 Prizes:
- 1 Grand Prize Winner – $250 Dover Gift Certificate & their photo in the catalog!
- 8 Category Winners – $100 Dover Gift Certificate!
- 8 Runner-up Category Winners – $25 Dover Gift Certificate!

2013 Categories:
- Artistic
- “Dover Model”
- Dressage
- Jumping
- Rider’s International Blanket/Sheet
- Best Headshot
- Cutest Junior/Pony Rider
- Black & White / Sepia

Entry Period: 9/16 – 10/13 11:59pm ET
Voting Period: 9/16 – 10/20 11:59pm ET
Winners Announced: 10/28