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Troxel Unveils New Modern English Show Helmet


Troxel LLC, a leader in manufacturing ASTM / SEI certified equestrian helmets, has introduced the Reliance, a new modern English show helmet combining state-of-the-art helmet technology with contemporary equestrian English fashion. The Reliance offers a uniquely refined athletic style for all riding disciplines and competitive levels in an elegant and comfortable slim profile helmet.

The Reliance’s innovative design is engineered for maximum air circulation. Equipped with eight discrete mesh covered vents, the Reliance offers superb ventilation and optimum cooling for all day comfort. The in-molded polycarbonate shell is covered with high grade, micro fiber tailored for quality and durability, giving the Reliance a smooth and rich look.

“It was time to create a revolutionary well ventilated helmet that catered to the demands of high-performance, competitive English riders, who need a comfortable lightweight helmet with a stylish sophisticated look,” said Dr. Richard Timms, Chairman and R&D Director of Troxel. "The market's show helmets have been sticky-hot and heavy, the better a helmet fits and dissipates heat, the more it will be worn.”

The Reliance will be available in Small, Medium, and Large covering hat sizes 6 5/8 – 7 3/4. Its precise fit is enhanced by Troxel's advanced fit technologies, including the GPS III™ Micro Adjustable Fit System and internal Flip-Fold fit system, allowing personalized adjustment within each head size. In addition to a Soft Tip™ visor that collapses harmlessly when hit, Troxel has recently added a patent pending slide ring system that allows simple webbing adjustment.

Available in black, the Reliance weighs only 15.0 ounces and will be available in April from select retailers and catalogs at an MSRP of $229.95. Visit Troxel’s website at for a complete listing of current Troxel retailers via the Dealer Locator.

The Reliance is the latest addition to Troxel's line of English show helmets, which includes the traditional velvet Grand Prix Classic (MSRP: $99.95) and the velveteen Victory ($69.95).

About Troxel (

Troxel is the world's leading provider of ASTM/SEI certified equestrian helmets for competitive, schooling and recreational riding. Established in 1898, Troxel is recognized for its innovative design and research leadership in helmetry, including award-winning helmets for United States cycling and equestrian Olympic teams. Based in San Diego, California, Troxel now dedicates all its resources to equestrian helmets and related accessories, and has provided over two million helmets to the equestrian market. Troxel's CEO, Dr Richard Timms, is a research scientist and former physician specializing in critical care, and is dedicated to developing products that address public health and injury prevention.