Charles Owen Returns as Sponsor of the Exhibitors’ Hospitality Lounge at the Capital Challenge

October 5, 2012

Charles Owen is pleased to announce its return as the 2012 “Exhibitors’ Hospitality Lounge” sponsor at the Capital Challenge Horse Show, presented by The Gochman Family.

The Capital Challenge Horse Show (CCHS) attracts over 1,100 horses and riders annually. Held in October just outside Washington, the Prince George’s Equestrian Center, the show has become the precursor show for those horses and riders who have qualified for the indoor finals at the Washington International Horse Show, the Pennsylvania National Horse Show and the National Horse Show and welcome some of the best horses and riders in the nation. The show is also host to the World Champion Hunter Rider Professional Finals, the Ariat National Adult Medal Finals, the Taylor Harris Insurance Services National Children’s Medal Finals, and the $20,000 Added Future Hunter North American Championship.

During this prestigious show, Charles Owen will once again provide riders with a comfortable lounge to relax and watch the outdoor ring competition. The Hospitality Lounge will also feature a wide display of Charles Owen helmets including the Ayr8 in microfiber suede and leather look finishes, a customized Ayr8 with piping and the SP8 - providing sun protection in a sleek profile. Riders can receive individual fittings, adjustments to existing helmets and try on the latest in new styles at either one of the two on site tack shops or with Charles Owen staff.

Long recognized as the leading innovator in rider safety and protection, Charles Owen incorporates the top three international safety standards and certifications into their vast range of riding helmets, giving equestrians the widest choice of styles without compromising protection. Each Charles Owen helmet represents over 100 years of safety innovation and technology. Riders that choose Charles Owen demand the best in safety, fit and style.

Roy Burek, Managing Director of Charles Owen & Company, commented: “We are very pleased to work with a horse show like Capital Challenge where some of the top riders in the country compete. Riders are encouraged to visit the Charles Owen Exhibitor Hospitality Lounge throughout the duration of the show and see our selection of helmets. We aim to provide these elite riders with the best in fit, appearance and safety as they prepare for Indoors competition.”

About Capital Challenge
In its 19th year, the Capital Challenge Horse Show sets itself apart with a distinct and unique focus on preeminent hunter competition. Held each autumn at the Prince George's Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, MD, this year's show will take place on September 29-October 7.

Top competitions include the ARIAT National Adult Medal Finals and the THIS National Children’s Medal Finals, along with the Capital Challenge Equitation Weekend, presented by In addition to these prestigious equitation events, the Capital Challenge Horse Show will once again host the World Champion Hunter Rider Finals and will assemble the country's best horses and riders to compete in junior, amateur, and professional hunter classes.

For more information, please visit or visit the Capital Challenge Horse Show page on Facebook!

About Charles Owen & Co.:
Charles Owen & Co. represents more than 100 years of innovation and style for a safer world. Each Charles Owen helmet is handcrafted using the highest quality materials. With the largest range of helmet styles and shapes, independently certified to up to four international equestrian safety standards, Charles Owen offers a wider range of protection in a potential accident. For further information, please visit:

Please contact Danielle Santos at or at 703.819.5196.

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