Jockey Cap Covers Peterchurch
Jockey cap covers are a famous sight to see in Peterchurch in the horse-riding world. It is especially well known at the races. In fact, hats in general seem to be the talk of the town after a racing event and that isn’t the jockey’s caps, it’s the visiting women. Have you ever wondered why jockeys wear caps? There are a couple of reasons why jockeys wear caps. The most important and obvious reason is that they offer some protection for the jockey’s head in case of an accident or a fall.
Many in Peterchurch will cover their helmets with silks or covers. They cover them for a few different reasons such as wanting to be individual. It is a common practice nowadays to put our mark and stamp on things. We hate following the crowd. Jockey cap covers are no different. We like to be identified with the fashion we sport and so having an individual jockey cap cover is something to make us unique in amongst all the other horse riders.
Jockeys that compete in races have another reason to wear a cap cover. They wear covers over their helmets because they help to identify the jockey and horse in amongst the sea of other similar looking horses and riders. Commentators and fans can find their favorite horse easily as they know their horses’ colours. The owner of the horse needs to register the team’s colours and patterns before the race day.
This tradition of wearing colourful cap colours appears to date back 500 years when soldiers astride horses fought in battle. Their colours identified which side they fought on. In the 18th century, using colours and silks in horseracing was a trademark of the sport. Nowadays, the jockey’s caps are covered by the owner’s colours and patterns which is unique. Nobody can replicate a previously registered style exactly. The owner will have their colours designed and created.
Some famous colours are purple, scarlet and gold braiding which was the Queen’s colours. Green with gold hoops is another famous and popular sight. These colours belong to JP McManus. There are many others which are easily recognisable thanks to the owner’s choice of colours.
Are you in search of jockey cap covers? Peterchurch is home to an experienced company which specialise in creating bespoke jockey cap covers. Peterchurch’s Horse & Jockey has over fifty years of experience in the business of creating silks and cap covers for jockeys. If you want a professional jockey cap, you have found the best in Peterchurch.
If you are looking for a jockey cap because you are entering competitions or you simply want to put your taste and style onto your protective helmet while riding, Horse & Jockey will be able to help you. Horse & Jockey have a huge variety of options available to you. Even if you have an idea in your head, you can convey this to the team at Horse & Jockey who can make your vision a reality.