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Charles Owen International Rider Lounge Hits Halfway Mark at the FTI Consulting WEF

Monday, 27 February 2012

The Charles Owen International Rider Lounge.With the start of the seventh week of world class competition at the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival, Charles Owen Inc. marks the halfway point in its circuit long partnership as sponsor of the International Riders Lounge. The FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (FTI WEF) circuit is a twelve-week long series of horse shows from January 11 through April 1, 2012. The show attracts top riders and Olympians to compete in show hunters, jumpers and equitation. For the second year, Charles Owen has partnered with the FTI WEF as sponsor of the International Rider Lounge. Centrally located just outside the in-gate to the International Arena and adjacent to the main schooling area, the lounge is perfectly situated for riders moving between the schooling and competition arenas.

 This lounge offers riders a large, comfortable area to relax before or after a class, watch a schooling session or simply unwind between rounds. The lounge features drinks and refreshments for riders, as well as treats for the horses. It also offers the impressive Nespresso coffee brand complimentary to those who visit the lounge.

In addition to the International Rider Lounge, Charles Owen sponsors the Low Amateur/Owner Jumper Division each week of the Circuit. This division culminates each Sunday with the Amateur/Owner Jumper Classic and the presentation of a Charles Owen helmet to the Division Champion.

Throughout the Circuit, Charles Owen representatives are on site to answer any questions of helmet fit and style and to take measurements to ensure proper helmet fit. Bringing this service directly to the riders, Charles Owen routinely travels the show grounds and stabling area in the "Charles Owen Helmet Fitting Golf Cart" to offer measurements and fittings on location.

Long recognized as the leading innovator in rider safety and protection, Charles Owen is the market leader in equestrian helmet design and innovation. A Charles Owen helmet represents 100 years of safety innovation within the high standards of traditional design. Charles Owen riders demand the best in safety and fit while still adhering to the style and tradition of a beautiful hunt cap.

Roy Burek, Managing Director of Charles Owen & Co., commented, "We are thrilled to partner with such a world class horse show and to support the riders that participate at this level. We welcome the FTI WEF riders to the International Riders Lounge and hope they will continue to enjoy this hospitality for the second half of the Circuit."

About Charles Owen, Inc.:
Charles Owen Inc. 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 three international equestrian safety standards, offering a wider range of protection in a potential accident.

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