To own a Charles Owen helmet is to own not only a part of equestrian history, but its future. World famous for raising the bar in safety, Charles Owen is a leading British manufacturer of riding helmets with a history dating back over 110 years. When Charles Owen himself founded the company in 1911, his mission was to make products "for a safer world". The company has remained within the same family for four generations, today under the direction of founder Charles Owen’s great-grandson.