The new Evolution Couture hat from Champion has Swarovski crystals and a synthetic crocodile skin finish.

Paralympic, world and European gold medallist, Sophie Wells rode in the hat at the Global Dressage Forum in Denmark last month.

“The Evolution Couture is a fantastic addition to the Champion range. Safety is so important, but it’s also lovely to have a hat that is eye catching too,” said Sophie Wells, who is one of H&H’s bloggers.

Kitemarked to PAS 015 2011 and BS EN 1384 2012, the Evolution Couture is a lightweight hat built with a glass fibre shell for protection.

It has a high tech ventilated airflow system to keep rider’s heads cool and the soft padded luxury synthetic nubuck with a rear drawstring has a quick release buckle for ease of use and comfort.

The hat comes in black in sizes 6 1/4 – 7 3/4 and costs from £137.50 – £164.95 depending on size.

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