There are many ways to show your national pride at the Olympic Games, but until recently, equestrians were a bit more limited in how they could display their country’s swagger in a sport steeped with conservative fashion traditions. It used to be a flag on your saddle pad and maybe a bit of collar piping if you so dared.
But today, the world’s equestrians are choosing bolder fabrics (Can’t get enough of Qatar’s deep burgundy coats!), sassier ear bonnets, and most important, patriotic brain buckets. Here’s a selection of some our favorite national helmeteers:
- Rene Lopez, Colombia:
- Christian Ahlmann, Germany
- Alvaro Doda de Miranda, Brazil
- Eric Lamaze, Canada
- Tiffany Foster, Canada
- Lucy Davis, USA
Whether sporting a flag, your barn colors, or your most recent Friday night bedazzling work, remember that sporting a helmet of any variety is always in style. #Mindyourmelon, and Go Jumping!