Irish showjumper Cian O’Connor has teamed up with riding hat and body protector manufacturers Charles Owen.

The 31-year-old rider has been a member of more than 80 Irish Nations’ Cup teams

Charles Owen’s Roy Burek said: “Ireland has such a rich equestrian heritage and Cian O’Connor is one of the world’s top showjumpers.

“Charles Owen, in its centenary year, is proud to partner with him to blend its heritage with one of Ireland’s finest horseman.”

Cian, who wears the Charles Owen Ayr8 hat added: “Competing at the very top means that I have to take my equipment very seriously. Charles Owen helmets are comfortable and stylish and more importantly knowing how safe they are, keeps my mind at ease.”