Professional Riding Hats from Gatehouse

Our expertise has been at the forefront of development over the years, producing riding headwear that is non-bulky, lightweight, comfortable and competitively priced. Your safety is our priority. We have pioneered some major changes in headwear safety in recent years and are proud to be recognised by the British Standards Institute for consistency and high levels of test results. The extensive range means there will be a hat which will suit your needs whether you are having fun or competing at the highest level.

The Gatehouse Range now includes our revolutionary new skull cap, the RXC1. The RXC1 holds triple safety standard, BSEN 1384, PAS015, and Snell E2001, giving the wearer greater peace of mind.

It is ventilated allowing through flow of air to keep you cool. It is also lightweight and features a removable washable liner for comfort and hygiene.

Many of the world's top riders across all equestrian disciplines rely on Gatehouse hats to keep them safe from injury and to give them greater peace of mind when competing. Visit our riders' page here to learn more about some of these riders.



Professional Riding Hats with added style

We are also committed to offering riders more choice of style and design. Our Conquest ZC has genuine Swarovski crystals tastefully encrusted on the hat and is available in Black, Navy or Grey. Another popular style has normal crystals on the front of the hat. Other versions of the hat are also available with a matt, iridescent or suede finish. There is even a Conquest with a visor for schooling or hacking in bright conditions.

The Conquest can also be customised with your own flag or design. See the customised version here.

Even our Hickstead Velvet riding hat is now available with a sparkling diamante bow. 

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Please note that these retailers are customers of our parent company and if they don't have the item in stock then they should be able to order it in for you. We always recommend you have your hat properly fitted.


About Us

Design Headwear Ltd manufactures the Gatehouse Range of Riding Hats and the new DHW 360° LED cycle helmet. We have been manufacturing riding hats for 16 years and Bill Vero, the Technical Director has been making helmets all his life, following on from his father. Please contact us if you would like any further information about any of the products in our ranges.

Gatehouse are now working with the Child Brain Injury Trust, in working towards protecting children from serious head injury.