Charles Owen And Airowear At LRK3DE 2018: Day 1

Our day at the Charles Owen and Airowear booth started off with riders of all ages stopping in for a professional helmet or body protector fitting!

We’re thrilled to have a special expert on our booth this year: Ian Mitchell, who has worked for Airowear for 27 years and is a fantastic resource for all of your body protector fitting questions. We had the opportunity to film an AyrPS fitting tutorial with him this morning – check out our Instagram story for a sneak peak and be sure to follow us on Facebook to get a first look when it launches.

A special, top fitting tip from Ian: he always breaks the body protector in before he puts it on a customer by moving it around and flexing it to imitate the way a rider will break it in. This makes the body protector fit better and more comfortably from the start!

We had some celebrity sightings on our booth too: Hawley Bennett-Awad stopped by to pick her up her brand new eLumenAyr. She and Jollybo really sparkled in the dressage ring today! Evie and Olivia Dutton also visited the booth after cheering on Phillip Dutton and Z in their test this morning to pick out a special new custom helmet. We also caught up with Tim Bourke and his son Senan, who has a custom Ayr8® helmet to match his dad!

We also had a great time cheering on our riders in the ring, including Rolex Rookie Sara Gumbiner. Fun fact: her mother Lindsy is one of our sales reps and most experienced helmet fitters!

BETA Safety Week is kicking off this weekend and our retailers on site are already participating with special discounts throughout the event. Be sure to check out Wise Choice Tack and Supply, Smartpak Equine, and VTO Saddlery when you’re ready to purchase your new safety gear during the event.

If you’re not in Kentucky this week, be sure to check out some of our favorite links from today:

Watch our Chairman Roy Burek share his thoughts on Day 1!

See who’s in the lead with the LRK3DE Leaderboard

Read about the current leaders on US Eventing

Don’t miss Eventing Nation’s open thread

Check out some of the scenes from today with the Chronicle of the Horse

We’re also thrilled to share beautiful photos from Amy Dragoo of our #teamcharlesowen riders in action:

We had a fantastic time on this beautiful, sunny day in Kentucky and can’t wait to do more fittings, equipment checks and answer safety questions from everyone here for the Best Weekend All Year!

Visit us on Booth #28 in Sponsor Village!