I have many hats and intend to regular post a picture of me in a different hat, cap or other headgear, then perhaps say something about them.
Note I'm not a hat expert, so what I say may not be totally correct, however after collecting so many different hats I can occasionally offer some insight.
I own this Helmet after spending about year having riding lesson in the vain hope of becoming a Jouster.
Before I got anywhere near even a basic rider I fell off a horse straight on to rigid fence at a canter, ambulanced to the hospital no fractures to my ribs where found but it was 6 months before I could lie on that side of body and I never went back to riding apart from the odd pony trek while on holiday.
I think good riders start young, and own their own horse and stables or train full time such as for the Queens life guards.
This is certified riding helmet velvet covered in the equestrian style, although modern helmets are much more practical, this one is now 25 year old.
This style of this riding helmet is called a Hunt Cap.