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    • KEP BAG SERPENTE AZZURRO BAG.BLK.SNK.AZZ
    • La borsa da equitazione KEP Italia è un modello unisex che contiene una sacca interna in tessuto Coolmax® per porvi un casco KEP Italia, oppure qualsiasi oggetto di uso quotidiano. Ogni ogni elemento, ogni sezione e ogni particolare di questa creazione di design ha una funzione precisa. La pratica sacca è realizzata in morbidissima pelle di vitello, che in alcune varianti è accoppiata a pelli di serpente di altissima fattura. (Vai alla pagina CURA E MANUTENZIONE per approfondire il tema).  Le parti interne sono rivestite con fodere di seta. La CAPBAG è facilmente lavabile in lavatrice o a mano ed è interamente prodotta in...
    • KEP BAG SERPENTE BLU BAG.BLK.SNK.BLU
    • La borsa da equitazione KEP Italia è un modello unisex che contiene una sacca interna in tessuto Coolmax® per porvi un casco KEP Italia, oppure qualsiasi oggetto di uso quotidiano. Ogni ogni elemento, ogni sezione e ogni particolare di questa creazione di design ha una funzione precisa. La pratica sacca è realizzata in morbidissima pelle di vitello, che in alcune varianti è accoppiata a pelli di serpente di altissima fattura. (Vai alla pagina CURA E MANUTENZIONE per approfondire il tema).  Le parti interne sono rivestite con fodere di seta. La CAPBAG è facilmente lavabile in lavatrice o a mano ed è interamente prodotta in...
    • KEP BAG SERPENTE ROSA BAG.BLK.SNK.PIN
    • La borsa da equitazione KEP Italia è un modello unisex che contiene una sacca interna in tessuto Coolmax® per porvi un casco KEP Italia, oppure qualsiasi oggetto di uso quotidiano. Ogni ogni elemento, ogni sezione e ogni particolare di questa creazione di design ha una funzione precisa. La pratica sacca è realizzata in morbidissima pelle di vitello, che in alcune varianti è accoppiata a pelli di serpente di altissima fattura. (Vai alla pagina CURA E MANUTENZIONE per approfondire il tema).  Le parti interne sono rivestite con fodere di seta. La CAPBAG è facilmente lavabile in lavatrice o a mano ed è interamente prodotta in...
    • KEP BAG SERPENTE VERDE BAG.BLK.SNK.GRN
    • La borsa da equitazione KEP Italia è un modello unisex che contiene una sacca interna in tessuto Coolmax® per porvi un casco KEP Italia, oppure qualsiasi oggetto di uso quotidiano. Ogni ogni elemento, ogni sezione e ogni particolare di questa creazione di design ha una funzione precisa. La pratica sacca è realizzata in morbidissima pelle di vitello, che in alcune varianti è accoppiata a pelli di serpente di altissima fattura. (Vai alla pagina CURA E MANUTENZIONE per approfondire il tema).  Le parti interne sono rivestite con fodere di seta. La CAPBAG è facilmente lavabile in lavatrice o a mano ed è interamente prodotta in...
    • KEP BAG SERPENTE ORO BAG.BLK.SNK.GLD
    • La borsa da equitazione KEP Italia è un modello unisex che contiene una sacca interna in tessuto Coolmax® per porvi un casco KEP Italia, oppure qualsiasi oggetto di uso quotidiano. Ogni ogni elemento, ogni sezione e ogni particolare di questa creazione di design ha una funzione precisa. La pratica sacca è realizzata in morbidissima pelle di vitello, che in alcune varianti è accoppiata a pelli di serpente di altissima fattura. (Vai alla pagina CURA E MANUTENZIONE per approfondire il tema).  Le parti interne sono rivestite con fodere di seta. La CAPBAG è facilmente lavabile in lavatrice o a mano ed è interamente prodotta in...
    • KEP BAG SERPENTE ARGENTO BAG.BLK.SNK.SIL
    • La borsa da equitazione KEP Italia è un modello unisex che contiene una sacca interna in tessuto Coolmax® per porvi un casco KEP Italia, oppure qualsiasi oggetto di uso quotidiano. Ogni ogni elemento, ogni sezione e ogni particolare di questa creazione di design ha una funzione precisa. La pratica sacca è realizzata in morbidissima pelle di vitello, che in alcune varianti è accoppiata a pelli di serpente di altissima fattura. (Vai alla pagina CURA E MANUTENZIONE per approfondire il tema).  Le parti interne sono rivestite con fodere di seta. La CAPBAG è facilmente lavabile in lavatrice o a mano ed è interamente prodotta in...
    • KEP BAG SERPENTE GLOSS NERO BAG.BLK.SNK.LBLK
    • La borsa da equitazione KEP Italia è un modello unisex che contiene una sacca interna in tessuto Coolmax® per porvi un casco KEP Italia, oppure qualsiasi oggetto di uso quotidiano. Ogni ogni elemento, ogni sezione e ogni particolare di questa creazione di design ha una funzione precisa. La pratica sacca è realizzata in morbidissima pelle di vitello, che in alcune varianti è accoppiata a pelli di serpente di altissima fattura. (Vai alla pagina CURA E MANUTENZIONE per approfondire il tema).  Le parti interne sono rivestite con fodere di seta. La CAPBAG è facilmente lavabile in lavatrice o a mano ed è interamente prodotta in...
    • KEP BAG SERPENTE MAT NERO BAG.BLK.SNK.OBLK
    • La borsa da equitazione KEP Italia è un modello unisex che contiene una sacca interna in tessuto Coolmax® per porvi un casco KEP Italia, oppure qualsiasi oggetto di uso quotidiano. Ogni ogni elemento, ogni sezione e ogni particolare di questa creazione di design ha una funzione precisa. La pratica sacca è realizzata in morbidissima pelle di vitello, che in alcune varianti è accoppiata a pelli di serpente di altissima fattura. (Vai alla pagina CURA E MANUTENZIONE per approfondire il tema).  Le parti interne sono rivestite con fodere di seta. La CAPBAG è facilmente lavabile in lavatrice o a mano ed è interamente prodotta in...
    • KEP BAG SERPENTE NERA OPACA BAG.SNK.BLK
    • La borsa da equitazione KEP Italia è un modello unisex che contiene una sacca interna in tessuto Coolmax® per porvi un casco KEP Italia, oppure qualsiasi oggetto di uso quotidiano. Ogni ogni elemento, ogni sezione e ogni particolare di questa creazione di design ha una funzione precisa. La pratica sacca è realizzata in morbidissima pelle di vitello, che in alcune varianti è accoppiata a pelli di serpente di altissima fattura. (Vai alla pagina CURA E MANUTENZIONE per approfondire il tema).  Le parti interne sono rivestite con fodere di seta. La CAPBAG è facilmente lavabile in lavatrice o a mano ed è interamente prodotta in...
    • KEP BAG SERPENTE PEARL EMPIRE ROSA BAG.SNK.PIN
    • La borsa da equitazione KEP Italia è un modello unisex che contiene una sacca interna in tessuto Coolmax® per porvi un casco KEP Italia, oppure qualsiasi oggetto di uso quotidiano. Ogni ogni elemento, ogni sezione e ogni particolare di questa creazione di design ha una funzione precisa. La pratica sacca è realizzata in morbidissima pelle di vitello, che in alcune varianti è accoppiata a pelli di serpente di altissima fattura. (Vai alla pagina CURA E MANUTENZIONE per approfondire il tema).  Le parti interne sono rivestite con fodere di seta. La CAPBAG è facilmente lavabile in lavatrice o a mano ed è interamente prodotta in...
    • INTERNATIONAL HELMET AWARENESS DAY 2015
    • Giunta alla sua sesta edizione, la giornata internazionale dedicata all’importanza di montare a cavallo protetti da un casco da equitazione è fissata per sabato 1° Agosto e per il terzo anno consecutivo KEP Italia ha deciso di sostenere questa importante iniziativa lanciata dal movimento americano Riders4Helmets. “KEP Italia e Riders4Helmets hanno molto in comune – ha commentato Lelia Polini, managing director di KEP Italia – dato che lavoriamo per lo stesso identico fine, cioè quello di proteggere i cavalieri e di far capire che montare con un buon casco fa la differenza in caso di caduta. Siamo felici di rinnovare la partnership con un’organizzazione che lavora senza scopo di lucro con...
    • 2015 INTERNATIONAL HELMET AWARENESS DAY
    • The International Helmet Awareness Day has now reached its sixth edition and is scheduled for Saturday August 1st, 2015. For the third year in a row KEP Italia decided to support this important initiative  launched by the American movement Riders4Helmets: “KEP Italia and Riders4Helmet have a lot in common – commented Lelia Polini, managing director of KEP Italia – since we both work for the same objective: protecting riders and helping them understand that wearing a good a helmet when riding makes the difference in case of a fall. We are happy to renovate the partnership with an organization that works so efficiently and putting so much into this cause and ask nothing in exchange. We are positive that...
    • LET'S MEET AT HICKSTEAD 2015
    • The International Royal Horse Show of Hickstead opened it's doors yesterday in England. The CSIO5* event is a very prestigious one and it plays as the perfect scenario to show our collection of helmets and accessories, which will be available by the vendor's village.  Hickstead's competition schedule also includes a Nations Cup Event, which is going to be especially important for the Italian team who is going to be performing it's best in order to gain some points valid for the final rankings. The riders selected to represent Italy at this prestigious event will all be protected by KEP Italia and will be wearing a customized helmet produced by KEP Italia, safety partner of the Italian Equestrian Federation, and...
    • THANKS TO KEP I CAN SAY I AM ALIVE.
    • We believe it is important to remind riders of any level and discipline of how important it is to ride protected by an equestrian helmet, and to do so we share today a thank you message received in 2012 by a Spanish young rider who had just fallen off her horse. Her story is very simple and her accident very well represents a normal situation: Almudena was not riding a ‘difficult’ horse, was not trying to do something silly and everything was perfectly under control when her horse fell and landed on her head. The video she sent us very well shows how a good helmet can make the difference between life and death. While being relieved that all ended well for Almudena (who only broke her collar bone and was back in the saddle...
    • THANK-YOU MESSAGE BY HOLLIE SWAIN
    • Hollie Swain - protected by KEP Italia - sent us this 'thank you message' today: Just to let you know I had a fantastic week away in Ireland and my horse was brilliant in the CCI ** ! Clear xc with a few time faults and 1 down sj after a very long and BIG x-country. My STUNNING  KEP helmets looked beautiful in all three phases and I got told my xc helmet was fantastic to spot when filming :-). Now we are both qualified looking to do a CIC*** very shortly. I will keep you posted of my plan : ). Back out to the one day horse trials next week.  Thank you so much KEP ITALIA for your ongoing support for allowing me to pursue my goals!! Hollie is an eventing rider from New ...
    • CORDON AND DE LUCA ARE THE MOST ELEGANT
    • The Spanish rider Pilar Lucrecia Cordon Muro and the Italian rider Lorenzo de Luca both received a special prize at the CSIO Rome Piazza di Siena last Sunday: they were selected the most elegant upon the 68 riders who had entered the show in Rome and weRE thus given a beatiful watch offered by Longines.  We are proud that our helmets contributed to the elegance of both riders while jumping in the unique oval arena of Piazza di Siena, while making sure that they were protected at best throughout the challenging competitions. 
    • KEP ITALIA IN PIAZZA DI SIENA
    • The beautiful location of Villa Borghese, in Rome, is ready to welcome the 83rd edition of CSIO Roma Piazza di Siena – Master fratelli d’Inzeo, also featuring the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ KEP Italia, always present in the most prestigious Italian and international meetings, is ready to show its helmets and acessories in its booth at the vendor’s village, proud to be the first helmet company to obtained the new CE VG1 01.040 2014-12 safety certification. Many riders protected by KEP Italia are ready to jump in the oval field of Piazza di Siena:  besides the two foreign riders protected by KEP Italia - the Spanish Lucretia Pilar Cordon Muro and the Ukrainian Cassio Rivetti - many Italian riders will...
    • KEP ITALIA IN PIAZZA DI SIENA
    • The CSIO Rome Piazza di Siena / Master fratelli d'Inzeo is about to start and everything is almost ready: starting from Wednesday May 20th riders and visitors will have a chance to discover KEP Italia's collection of riding helmets and luxury accessories inside the vendor's village.  Here - on Saturday 23rd May at 6 o'clock p.m. - Giulia Martinengo, who just conquered the title of Italian Show Jumping Champion for 2015 - will receive compliments by our team and be available for fans and friends to sign autographs and take photos.  Don't miss her!  
    • SCOTT BRASH UNSTOPPABLE
    • Scott Brash. Fullstop. No other words are really needed to describe such a talent. He has been at the top of the world ranking for show jumping for such a long time it’s difficult to recall when it all started. Among his most recent wins (without forgetting the team gold medal in London 2012) we count the 2014 Top Ten in Geneva, where he also won the Gran Prix, and the 2014 Global Champions Tour. This last week end he also won the prestigious American Invitational (riding his new mount Hello Forever), held in Miami and included in the first leg of the 2015 GCT. And guess who won this first leg of the GCT? Scott Brash, of course (this time with Hello Sanctos, his Olympic ride). What can we add? We just raise our hats – or...
    • KEP ITALIA LIFESTYLE
    • KEP Italia helmets, besides being extremely safe, are also expression of the best in terms of design and style and are appreciated also outside the strictly equestrian world. Here are some of the sport and lifestyle media that released our must haves: the new KEP ENDURANCE and the CROMO S RUBY RED LEATHER... Thank you to Sciare, Le Shopping News, Paper Blog, Gioia and 24 Hours!  
    • ALL KEP HELMETS APPROVED BY NEW SAFETY STANDARDS
    • The procedures to obtain the new “UNI EN 1834:2012 + added elements document VG1 01.040 2014-12” safety homologation came to an end yesterday, 25 March: we can now officially state that all KEP Italia helmets comply to the newest regulations in terms of safety. KEP Italia was the first on an international level to obtain the new homologation and this confirms our company as leader in the world as far as horse riding head protection is concerned. All KEP Italia helmets - CROMO CARBON, KEP ENDURANCE, KEP SMART and the classic CROMO in all its versions - comply to the most updated safety homologations valid for the next five years.  To obtain the new homologation, KEP Italia helmets did not need...
    • OUR NEW MODELS NOW LABLED KITEMARK / PAS015
    • KEP SMART and KEP ENDURANCE, the new models presented to the market at the end of 2014, just obtained the KITEMARK / PAS015, one of the most important homologations in the world with the regards to safety. The helmets successfully passed all the tests necessary to bare this standard, which is one of the most severe in the world. The rules of this homologation were developed by the British Standards Institute (BSI) and at its first release it presented some absolute novelties with regards to protection, compared to other homologations present at the time. We are talking about testing the resistance of a helmet to crushing and to impact on sharp objects and surfaces and about the stability test, performed to limit excessive movement...
    • THE TESTS TO OBTAIN THE SAFETY HOMOLOGATIONS
    • In order to obtain the safety homologations released by five international safety certification entities, all KEP Italia helmets must successfully get through some very strict tests that verify the resistance and ability to protect he riders’ heads in case they fall from their horse. SHOCK ABSORPTION TEST This test checks the resistance of a helmet during and after a fall from a horse or in case it gets hit by a horse kick. The hat is worn by a fake head that weighs between 4,5 and 6,1 kg (average human head’s weight), which is then released from a height of 1.5 m onto a pointed anvil so as to be hit in different vulnerable areas. Some sensors inside the fake head register the impact of the hit on the helmet, which...
    • KEP ITALIA IS THE FIRST TO OBTAIN THE NEW SAFETY HOMOLOGATION
    • To read this news in German, click here. To read this news in French, click here. In October 2014 there was an important change with regards to the European safety homologations for equestrian helmets.The EU Commission announced that the previous European Equestrian Riding Helmet standard, the CE EN1384, which all helmets in Europe and almost all other international countries had to bear, was withdrawn for the OJ – the Official Journal of the European Union. The standard is currently in the process of revision and the final version will be published next March or April 2015. The withdrawal of the standard has no effect on riding hats already on the market: hats certified to the CE EN1384 can continue to be sold and used...
    • KEP ITALIA AT WEF 2015
    • The 2015 edition of the Winter Equestrian Festival is now on air in Florida, at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, and it will be entertaining the American equestrian population with top class show jumping and dressage competitions and side events until the 29th of March. We are really proud to announce that KEP Italia helmets and accessories will be on display in the vendor’s area: here riders and horse lovers in general will have a chance to touch and feel our collection of equestrian helmets, the only ones in the world with five international safety certifications, fulfilling also the standards of the latest homologation released in late December 2014. Ranging from the newest and most basic KEP SMART...
    • GOOD INTENTIONS FOR THE NEW YEAR!
    • Following are 5 fundamental suggestions to protect our head: the most vulnerable part of our body. First tip: ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET When riding a horse it is of fundamental importance to wear a helmet. Horses are unpredictable animals, which can easily be scared off even by apparently harmless things and this is why we can never relax as far as safety is concerned. This is also why a helmet must always be worn, no matter the age of the rider, the level of the sport, the nature of the horse, the fact that we are about to enter a show jumping competition or to go for a walk… No excuse is valid and a helmet must always be worn! Second tip: CHOSE A HOMOLOGATED HELMET Riding with a helmet is compulsory for all riders...
    • LIMITED EDITIONS FOR A SUPERIOR 2015
    • KEP Italia is ready to show once again how extraordinary an equestrian helmet can be. A piece of art, maybe – a concentration of fashion and design and craftsmanship and creativity, for sure. And when all of this is combined with quality and performance at their top level, the ingredients for success are all there! The collection includes the elegant dark brown and bordeaux versions, lined with paprika and brown python, and the audacious black models lined with fluo colored or silver python leather. Very outstanding also the relief zebra and floral patterns decorating the front and back panels of the never before seen equestrian helmets. The new special editions by KEP Italia represent the perfect way to make your new year...
    • KEP ENDURANCE: THE NEWEST!
    • The new KEP ENDURANCE was conceived specifically for those who practice endurance, a very popular discipline especially dear to the heart of KEP Italia founders. Special attention was dedicated to the helmet’s internal temperature to offer the rider maximum comfort while performing in sometimes long marathons, often run under high temperatures. The new KEP ENDURANCE offers optimum ventilation and facilitated air circulation, thus improving the helmet’s internal microclimate. Just like all other KEP helmets, also the KEP ENDURANCE pass the tests necessary to obtain five international safety certifications and are equipped with a removable and washable internal lining. The new helmet is available in white, red and...
    • JUMPING PARMA: A FANCY SWEET-BOX!
    • Jumping Parma is one of the youngest and yet most prestigious events of the Italian show jumping season: a well calibrated indoor mix of competition and side events dedicated to a generic but demanding audience. Last year KEP Italia attended Jumping Parma as a pleased guest and enthusiastic spectator, happy to witness quality and attention to detail at work. We appreciated the way the organizing team was giving its best to offer the maximum in terms of sport and entertainment and we decided to support the event by becoming sponsor and partner for the 2014 edition, being absolutely convinced that shows like this one are very positive for the equestrian world and that they should be boosted. At Jumping Parma visitors could...
    • MEET KEP ITALIA AT JUMPING VERONA
    • The second edition of the international show jumping event Jumping Parma is about to start: already one of the most important shows of its kind in Italy, the event will host more than 200 riders and more than 400 horses from all over the world and the jackpot will be over € 160.000. Organized by Hernan Crespo – football coach and ex player who comes from Argentina,  and his wife Alessia Rossi, the event will be held in Parma - Italy, from the 20th to the 23rd of November. KEP Italia, always ready to be close to where the sport is in action, is a proud partner of the show and all visitors will thus be able to see the new collection in our booth inside the village: a great opportunity to try our helmets, the only...
    • KEP ITALIA PROTECTS AT FIERACAVALLI
    • KEP Italia shows its true passion for sport also at Fieracavalli 2014, where all the children who will live the emotion of riding a horse for the first time will be protected by KEP. This initiative dedicated to kids will be on going throughout the show in Hall 4. KEP Italia also designed the helmets for the regional teams and riders who will be competing in the prizes dedicated to young riders, juniors, children and ponies. To be precise, five teams will be protected by KEP Italia, wearing a helmet customized with the colours of their regions and thus making it easier for fans to recognize who is who as they will be speeding around the arena! Finally, two specific prizes out of the young riders competitions will be sponsored by...
    • PROTECT YOUR RIDE
    • KEP Italia launches at Fieracavalli 2014 a new campaign on safety, addressed to the widest possible range of riders, of any discipline and of any age. The language we chose to make safety easy to understand is that of drawings and cartoons, which illustrate the most important safety notions each rider should know by heart. Eight totems will show visitors in a funny and immediate way how important it is to wear a helmet when riding, what the safety homologations are and which tests the helmets have to pass in order to obtain them. Don’t miss them at the KEP Italia area in Hall 7, right next to the warm-up area of the Longines FEI World Cup.  ...
    • SPECIAL EDITIONS BY KEP ITALIA
    • KEP Italia is ready to show once again how extraordinary an equestrian helmet can be. A piece of art, maybe – a concentration of fashion and design and craftsmanship and creativity, for sure. And when all of this is combined with quality and performance at their top level, the ingredients for success are all there! The new ‘specials’ will be presented for the first time this week end at Fieracavalli, in Verona, Italy, - and we are sure they will fill with awe all our visitors and horse lovers. The collection includes the elegant dark brown and bordeaux versions, lined with paprika and brown python, and the audacious black models lined with fluo colored or silver python leather. Very outstanding also the relief...
    • THE BRAND NEW RIDER BAG!
    • Probably the most interesting new item that we are going to present at Fieracavalli in Verona, Italy, starting from Thursday, Nov. 6th, is the RIDER BAG, a new accessory that very well represents our strive to offer riders quality, style and easy life all day long. The new and practical RIDER BAG, a unisex model entirely  manufactured in Italy, is another superior expression of KEP Italia’s typical design and high standards. The RIDER BAG is offered in two different versions: RIDER BAG SPORT, made in a special washable and waterproof performance material and available in six colours: yellow, grey, blue, brown, black and white); RIDER BAG DELUXE, made in super soft calf leather and available only in a very elegant black...
    • KEP ENDURANCE: SOMETHING NEW!
    • The new KEP ENDURANCE was conceived specifically for those who practice endurance, a very popular discipline especially dear to the heart of KEP Italia founders. Special attention was dedicated to the helmet’s internal temperature to offer the rider maximum comfort while performing in sometimes long marathons, often run under high temperatures. The new KEP ENDURANCE offers optimum ventilation and facilitated air circulation, thus improving the helmet’s internal microclimate. Just like all other KEP helmets, also the KEP ENDURANCE pass the tests necessary to obtain five international safety certifications and are equipped with a removable and washable internal lining. The new helmet is available in white, red and...
    • KEP ITALIA IN OSLO
    • The indoor Show Jumping World Cup Season 2014 is about to start and this week end the best riders in ther world will gather in Oslo, Norway, to face the first leg of the most important circuit of the indoor season. Lorenzo de Luca, Francesco Franco and Luca Maria Moneta, the three italian riders who are getting ready to reach the venue, are all protected by KEP Italia, thus reinforcing our presence at the top of the sport.  KEP represents the best of what's available on the market as far as safatey is concerned, and this is not difficult to understand when also the legendary German rider Marcus Ehning, and the number one in the world Scott Brash are also protected by KEP Italia. Like them, also the English rider Yazmin...
    • SUPERIOR ABDELKEBIR OUADDAR
    • The Moroccan show jumper protected by KEP Italia won yesterday the GP of the first leg of the Moroccan Royal Tour, an international 3 stars event which took place in Tetouan last week end. Here Abdelkebir performed a great clear round riding his Quickly de Kreisker and wearing a special helmet decorated with the Moroccan flag. All KEP  helmets can be customized down to each detail and bare five international safety certifications: the top in terms of protection the world has to offer.  
    • COREAN TEAM IS GOLD MEDAL!
    • The Corean team, protected by KEP Italia, won individual and team gold medal at the Asian Eventing Championships! We are very proud of this result and really like how the helmets specifically decorated with the Corean flag look on the podium!  We thank Penacova for sharing this great success with us!  
    • WELL DONE LORENZO DEL LUCA!
    • A nice performance for Lorenzo de Luca yesterday at the CSI** which took place in Vilamoura, Portugal. The Italian rider was the most precise of all the 41 combinations at the start and was thus able to step highest on the podium as winner. Lorenzo was riding Paratrooper on this occasion. This victory confirms the high level reached by this rider who has been experiencing a very positive season in 2014. Lorenzo was riding protected by KEP and his choice was for one of the most classic of our models: a black matt helmet with a silver chrome frame on the front. Simple elegance, superior comfort and the maximum in terms of safety: like all of our helmets, also Lorenzo’s is certified by 5 international safety...
    • GIULIA MARTINENGO WINNER IN AREZZO
    • The Arezzo Equestrian Center, in Italy, hosted the last leg of the Second Division of the Nations Cup circuit and our hearts were filled with emotions when the Italian team stepped on the podium as winners and thus conquered a place in Division A for next year. The good result was also the product of a positive performance by Lorenzo de Luca, KEP Italia ambassador since the beginning of 2014. But our happiness was at its highest peaks also when our rider and friend Giulia Martinengo Marquet had the best of the other 50 and plus combinations at the start of the final GP of the CSI**, which also took place in San Marino. It seems as though Giulia has finally been able to get to the mind of her qualitative but ‘crazy’ (as...
    • FILIPPO BOLOGNI AND CHOPIN ITALIAN CHAMPIONS
    • The KEP Italia rider Filippo Bologni just won, for the second year in a row, the title of Young Rider Italian Champion 2014, showing that his talent is not a matter of being lucky! The gold medal is proudly shining again around his neck, and this is actually the third year in a row, if we consider the title he conquered in 2012 as a Junior. We are indeed very proud to see our helmets protecting Filippo, who rides for the Italian Carabinieri and thus wears a helmet with the colors of this army corpse.  We also congratulate Matilde Giorgia Bianchi, who – riding Una Bella S – was bronze in the same championship. But many were the riders protected by KEP Italia at the 2014 Italian Championships, and here are those...
    • THE BEAUTIFUL EIGHT
    • Lace, brocade, glitter, laminated and mirror surfaces: these are the ingredients of one of the most recent KEP Italia collections presented to the international equestrian market. Even though KEP has always put its focus on safety, we know that equestrianism is also elegance and beauty and style and fashion. This is why we never forget the way our helmets look. For the collection we recently presented we went a little beyond the classic idea of style applied to a riding helmet: never before were riding hats so closely tuned to the fashion trends of the moment. Lace, one of the leading actors of the latest fashion parades, is capable of donate a touch of style and elegance to the basic Cromo Textile in beige and to underline the...
    • WHY KEP HELMETS ARE THE SAFEST IN THE WORLD
    • Our helmets are known worldwide to be the best in terms of safety: but what makes them so safe? First of all, there are five international safety homologation centers that certify that our helmets are safe. And to be able to say this, they test our helmets over and over to make sure they pass all the tests that prove they are able to absorb the impact in case of a horse fall, thus protecting the head of the rider. The statement that we make when we say that our helmets are safe is not just some words: there’s data and numbers to prove it. And not only do the certifications inspectors check our helmets once: they do it throughout the year, asking to periodically receive samples of our production to make sure it stands up to...
    • TEAM BRONZE AT THE PONY EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
    • Team Italia won bronze medal at the Pony European Eventing Championships, which closed on Aug. 3rd in Millstreet / Ireland. The team was third since day one, when they performed very well in the dressage test. After that they did their best to maintain their position and to let no other team take them off the podium. Their show jumping test was especially important, considering the fact that only three out four combinations took part to the test, since one of them was eliminated during cross country.  And to understand the level of their competition, it is sufficient to check their individual results, where we find Italy ranking 5th and 6th. All team members were protected by KEP Italia thanks to an agreement signed by FISE...
    • EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR PONIES
    • The European Pony Championships are scheduled to begin tomorrow in Millstreet / Ireland, and Italy will be represented by a team in each of the three disciplines: show jumping, dressage and eventing. All the mini riders ready to compete in Ireland are protected by KEP Italia, and just recently received their new helmets, customized with the Italian flag on the front and the Team Italia / FISE logo on the back. All helmets, as usual, are certified by five international safety certifications, and thus offer the best in terms of protection worldwide. Starting from 9 o’clock tomorrow morning, the four dressage combinations will perform in the Team Test, the first official competition of the event. Here is the team composition:...
    • THE ITALIAN EVENTING TEAM AT THE 2014 WEG
    • The short list of the riders among which the 4 combinations that will represent Italy at the 2014 World Equestrian Games for eventing will be selected, has been released. These riders will be protected by KEP Italia, safety partner of the Italian equestrian federation (FISE), and will thus receive two helmets: one for cross country and one for show jumping / dressage. All helmets bear five international safety certifications the maximum of what is available on the international market in terms of safety. First of all we’d like to mention Stefano Fioravanti, probably one of the youngest athletes at the event who will be presenting his Nodin d’Orval, with whom he performed very well at Saumur last weekend. The team...
    • LORENZO SCIACCIA EUROPEAN SILVER!
    • A very warm 'Well done' to Lorenzo Sciacca, the Italian rider who conquered the silver medal at the show jumping European championships / Children. The show finished on Sunday, July 27th in Italy, at the Arezzo Equestrian Center, where Lorenzo and his horse Webster registered no faults throughout the whole event, thus accessing the final jump-off, disputed among 4 riders&horses combinations.  Lorenzo, just like all the other members of the three teams representing Italy (Children, Juniors and Young Riders), was protected by KEP Italia. In 2014, KEP Italia and FISE “Italian Federation for Equestrian Sports” have signed an agreement pointing to the promotion of safety...
    • EUROPEAN HORSE BALL CHAMPIONSHIPS COMING UP!
    • Ready to go also for the Italian junior horse ball team, the direction being Segovia, where the European horse ball championships will take place at the Centro Ecuestre di Castilla y Leòn, July 25th – 27th. The Italian team, guided by Maurizio Percia, is made up of 8 horse and rider combinations and is very focused on the battle to conquer the continental gold medal. All team members will be protected by KEP Italia, who supplied them with white helmets with the Italian flag on the front and the Italian team logo on the back. All helmets bare 5 international safety certifications. Three other teams will be playing in the Spanish fields: France, Portugal and Spain. And here we want to present the Italian riders:...
    • ITALIAN ENDURANCE TEAM EUROPEAN BRONZE!
    • The 2014 European Young Rider and Junior Endurance Championships were very successful for the Italian team, who conquered the bronze medal thanks to a superior performance of the 5 members of the team, all protected by KEP Italia. The championships took place close to Verona, Italy, inside the Pontoncello Park, and the Italian team was made up of 5 enthusiastic athletes and their horses, guided by Angela Origgi:  Costanza Laliscia and Medusa del Ma, Carolina Asli Tavassoli and Pallas, Martina Roghi and Lellera, Elena Mariotti and Palkaline D’Alauze and Luca Zappettini and Sassifraga della Bosana. Superior congratulations to them all from KEP Italia, sponsor of their safety thanks to an agreement signed by FISE and KEP...
    • KEP PROTECTS THE ITALIAN DRESSAGE TEAMS
    • The italian Young Riders and Junior Teams which have been selected for the European Dressage Championships are protected by KEP Italia, who is so proud to be involved with the young talents of the sport, those who most need to understand the importance of being protected while riding. The helmetS and the technical equipment supplied to the young athletes are all customized with the Italian Equestrian Federation logo and with the italian flag, and are certified by 5 international safety certification standards, like all our helmets.  The two teams are ready to dance, starting today, at the Arezzo Equestrian Center in Arezzo, Italy, where the championships are scheduled to continue through Sunday, July 13th. Presenting the...
    • DOUBLE GOLD FOR THE YOUNG REINERS!
    • Double gold: this is the colour of the medals conquered by the two Italian Junior and Young Riders teams at the 2014 European Reining Championships, both protected for the first time but KEP Italia helmets: a special edition with the Italian flag on the front to represent Italy and its colours. We send our congratulations to the young team members and to their trainer, Filippo Masi de Vargas, who performed in such a superior way! The Junior team: Eric Ranieri Volpi on Exxcaliber Francesco Pedretti on Elvis Peppy Gold Linda Rebecca Martinelli on Playgirl On the Rocks Enrico Sciulli on Partre 2008 (for the individual rankings also Christian Romani on Smart Zen) The Young Rider team: Giovanni Masi de Vargas on...
    • FOCUS ON SAFETY: HOMOLOGATION TESTS
    • In order to obtain the safety homologations released by five international safety certification entities, all KEP Italia helmets must successfully get through some very strict tests that verify the resistance and ability to protect he riders’ heads in case they fall from their horse. SHOCK ABSORPTION TEST The test checks the resistance of a helmet during and after a fall from a horse or in case it gets hit by a horse kick. The helmet is worn by a fake head that weighs between 4,5 and 6,1 kg, which is then released from a height of 1.5 m or more, depending on the standard, onto a steel pointed or flat plate. Some sensors inside the fake head register the impact of the hit on the helmet, which must not be above a certain...
    • KEP ITALIA FOR RIDERS4HELMETS
    • KEP Italia is pleased to announce it will once again be partnering with Riders4Helmets for this year's International Helmet Awareness Day, organised by Riders4Helmets. The date of the 2014 International Helmet Awareness Day is 12 July.  The aim of the International Helmet Awareness Day is to educate as many equestrians as possible about helmets and safety through a global equestrian retailer network, offering the following opportunities: ·       to discuss correct helmet fit, ·       when to replace a helmet, ·       concussions, ·       and how a helmet protects your...
    • PRESENTING THE NEW SHINE CROSS-COUNTRY XC COLLECTION
    • KEP Italia presents the new XC-CROSS COLOUR collection conceived for eventers and specifically for the cross-country phase, where riders love to show the colours of their clubs on their hats. Up to now the only possible way to match their favourite colours, was that of using a hat cover, which often does not perfectly fit the helmet or flies away while jumping or galloping down some hills. The KEP Italia new coloured hats offer an easy, stylish and safe solution! The new SHINE CROSS-COUNTRY XC collection includes 10 different colour combinations all equipped with a short and flexible peak, a grid on the front part of the helmet for optimum interior air circulation, a strap with 5 connection points for superior stability and internal...
    • KEP RIDERS AT THE CSIO ROME
    • The final list of the riders who will be representing Italy at the Csio of Piazza di Siena - Master Fratelli d'Inzeo in Rome next week, has finally been released and we are proud to notice that 13 out of 23 riders will be protected by KEP Italia riding helmets! The team of 5 riders who will be competing in the Nations Cup holds four KEP riders: Filippo Moyersoen, Luca Maria Moneta, Emanuele Gaudiano and Lorenzo de Luca. The other riders will be either competing individually or playing as a reserve and they are: Roberto Arioldi, Emanuele Massimiliano Bianchi, Filippo Bologni, Massimiliano Ferrario, Giulia Martinengo Marquet, Fabio Brotto and the 2014 Italian show jumping champion David Sbardella. Last but not least Emilio...
    • KEP ITALIA IN THE MAGAZINE 24 HOURS
    • Our unique edition helmet signed by Cassio Rivetti is inside 24 Hours, the quarterly magazine dedicated to watches and other high end products. The photo shows the decoration located on the top part of the helmet, which celebrates the beauty of horses and of their world. Cassio Rivetti is an international show jumper representing the colors of Ukraina, but who is originally form South America.  This unique helmet was donated to Italian Horse Protection Association, a non profit organizaion whose main objective is that of helping all mistreated horses and equines. Before being sold at an auction to raise funds, the helmet was exposed for 3 days in Milan, together with other nine helmets, all signed by top athletes -...
    • 2014 SPORT SUCCESSES SHOW JUMPING
    • SCOTT BRASH and MARCUS EHNING alone would be more than enough. Our sport team is really big, the number of riders that choose to be protected by KEP grows every day, but among the many important ones, these two riders represent two incredible testimonials for us. The British Scott Brash (from Scotland to be precise) is the number one in the world for show jumping and at only 29 years old he has already bettered some of the very legends of international show jumping. The partnership between KEP and Brash started as he was still a young rider, a talented one to be honest, but a name almost unknown to the most. What we loved from the very beginning about this rider were his modest attitude, his desire to do the best he could and how...
    • 2014 SPORT SUCCESSES DRESSAGE
    • Dressage is one of the Olympic equestrian disciplines where riding with a helmet is not compulsory (the other one is vaulting), besides in the junior categories. While we hope that the rule changes and that wearing a helmet becomes a must for riders of all ages and disciplines, we note that more and more senior riders decide to wear a helmet instead of the traditional cylinder also in dressage. Among these, the Italian Silvia Rizzo, who for the second year in a row decided to participate to the Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Fl. – USA, where just like in 2013, the rider has been appraised both as an athlete and an icon of style. Silvia presented in Florida a new horse, the Lusitan stallion Sal, with whom she...
    • 2014 SPORT SUCCESSES EVENTING
    • The eventing sport season has just started and the French leg of the Eventing Nations Cup held in Fontainebleau, France, at the end of March, can be considered to be the first important show of the discipline. We would like to congratulate the Italian rider Vittoria Panizzon, who finished second by only three seconds in the individual ranking riding the fantastic mare Borough Pennyz. Vittoria is equipped, like all the Italian air force athletes, with a special navy blue helmet decorated with the air force golden emblem. Borough Pennyz led on her dressage from start to finish, tactfully ridden by Vittoria. Pennyz was impressive cross country and decisive through all the straight routes. Only a minor matter of 3 seconds adrift of the...
    • 5 TIPS TO RIDE SAFE
    • Everyone knows that riding is wonderful, but it also is a dangerous sport, classified among those with a medium / high risk of accidents. Even though it is impossible to completely eliminate the risk of falling off a horse, following a few safety tips may diminish the risk of traumatic accidents. Following are 5 of these fundamental suggestions to protect our head: the most vulnerable part of our bodies. First tip: WEAR A HELMET When riding a horse it is of fundamental importance to wear a helmet. Horses are unpredictable animals, which can easily be scared off even by apparently harmless things and this is why we can never relax as far as safety is concerned. This is also why a helmet must always be worn, no matter the age of the...
    • PRESENTING THE NEW CROMO CARBON!
    • The new CROMO CARBON helmet is the last of KEP Italia creations. Presented for the first time in February 2014 at the Spoga Horse in Germany, the frontal and back panels of the helmet are coated with a special material made of a composite of carbon and glass fibres, which form an especially light and performing structure. This material is so special that our new CROMO CARBONS improve safety test scores by a good 18%. The combination of carbon and glass fibres, in particular, improves impact resistance, shock absorption and lightness.  Carbon fibre is a threadlike, extremely thin structure made in carbon. To produce composite structures such as the one we use to coat our hats, the carbon fibres are first intertwined to create...
    • KEP Italia at the Military Endurance World Champs
    • The second edition of the Military Endurance World Championships will take place March 2nd to 8th in Dubai (UAE) where athletes coming from 16 nations will be competing to conquer the title. KEP Italia decided to support the Italian team by supplying helmets and technical gear. Endurance is a sport where strategy, courage, strength and stamina are crucial and KEP Italia helmets, so light and safe, are just perfect for this discipline. These Championships, organized also by the the Col. Max Andrè Barbacini, President of the Equestrian Committee of the International Military Sports Council, met the favor of H.H. Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktum, Emir of Dubai, who decided to make the beautiful facilities of the Dubai...
    • 6 HELMETS TO PROTECT HORSES!
    • KEP Italia’s objective is definately that of protecting riders by producing the safest possible head gear. But KEP is also made of passionate people who first of all love the sport and thus horses. So the natural extension of this ‘protection attitude’ is that of reaching out to protect horses, too. This is why KEP Italia is now opening an online auction to raise funds for Italian Horse Protection, an association which operates to save mistreated and abandoned equines. The auction starts today on facebook and closes on Monday March 3rd, and each of the 6 helmets on sale has been decorated with special graphics celebrating the beauty of horses and autgraphed by one of KEP’s superior athletes (Marcus...
    • TALKING ABOUT 10 SPECIAL HELMETS
    • 'Scatti di Libertà', an exhibit all dedicated to horses, is about to start (in Milan, Italy - Feb 1st / 3rd) and the media coverage is becoming more and more consistent. On display 10 unique helmets decorated to celebrate the beauty of horses to remind all of how important it is to always respect and love our favourite animal, no matter what we decide to 'do' with it. All helmets will be signed by one of the riders of the KEP Italia team, those who choose to be protected by our helmets when competing in the various equestrian disciplines.  All helmets will be on an auction on Feb. 3rd, 2014 and the outcome will be donated to IHP - Italian Horse Protectio Association. So here is a small gallery of how...
    • 10 HELMETS TO HELP HORSES
    • This is one of the 10 helmets KEP Italia donated to IHP - Italian Horse Protection Association, an organization that works to help mistreated horses in Italy. Each of the 10 helmets, produced in unique edition, has been decorated to celebrate the beauty and the magic of horses. Each of them is also signed by one of the superior international riders protected by KEP Italia. The one in the photo is the first to be shown to the public and holds the autograph of one of the most beloved italian showjumpers, Giulia Martinengo Marquet.  The helmets will be on show in Milan, February 1st to 3rd, inside the exhibit 'Scatti di Libertà', entirely dedicated to horses. Guests will then be able to buy them during the final...
    • HORSE POWER!
    • Our riding helmets have also been featured in Horse Power among the Christmas presents selection! The mirror model, released at the end of 2013, has definately been reviewed as a fashion must have, together with the rest of the winter collection including the glitter, lace and brocade helmets!
    • PROTECTING HORSES
    • 'Scatti di Libertà' is a photo exhibit organized in Milan, Italy - from the 1st to the 3d of February 2013 by Nicole Berlusconi and Stefano Sapuppo, founders of Progetto Islander, an association that works to save mistreated equines and to raise awareness to this cause.  The photographs, shot by Francesca de Fazio, show horses in their natural environment and will be sold during an auction to raise money for Italian Horse Protection, an association operating in Italy to protect equines in general.  Last November, in Fieracavalli, Verona - Italy, KEP Italia invited Nicole Berlusconi to present her project and announce the exhibit during an event held in front of the media and decided to...
    • NEVER TOO SOON!
    • Paul Fox, from Ireland, commented that he just can't "get people into a KEP early enough!!" And we agree: it's never too soon to be protected and choose our superior helmets!
    • SUPERIOR RESULTS IN OLYMPIA!
    • Olympia Horse Show / London. Incredible atmosphere, incredible show, unbelievable emotions. The perfect setting for our helmets (you can find them at stand E10!) and definately the perfect event for the italian international show jumper Luca Moneta, who won the Christmas Pudding Stakes (145 cm against the clock) on Wednesday riding Jesus de la Commune and the Puissance Challenge on Friday riding his mare Quova de Vains. Watching them in action is something special because you feel the bond between horse and rider, you read it in their faces, in their smiles and in the carrots at the end of each round. These words, an extract of an interview released right after the Puissance, are the best to understand what Luca and his mare transmit:...
    • KEP ITALIA IN THE NATIONAL PRESS
    • The 'Corriere della Sera' italian news magazine is one of the most important national papers. Last Friday, Dec. 6th, a whole article in the lifestyle pages was dedicated to equestrian must haves. KEP Italia was among the other horse related brands, cited because of the looks and protection offered by our helmets.   
    • SCOTT BRASH WINS THE GLOBAL CHAMPIONS TOUR!
    • 'One of the best days in my life' - these are the words that Scott Brash released just after winning the 2013 Global Champions Tour and the Doha Gran Prix last Saturday Nov. 23rd. So special also because it was his 28th birthday. We are so proud to announce his victory as we have been with Scott Brash since the very beginning of our adventure in the production of top class equestrian helmets. In 2008 he was presented to us as one of the most talented young riders for show jumping, a champion to be. We immediately appreciated his humble and simple ways and supplied him with our riding helmets. Our goal was (and still is) that of producing the best in terms of protection, in order to grant talents like Brash the opportunity to...
    • KEP & MARIA LUISA PIROTTA
    • Just a while ago, we received some photographs from Maria Luisa Pirotta, an italian amateur rider. She sent us these beautiful photos of her with her horses bacause she chose KEP italia to be protected and she wanted to thank us. To share with us the emotions that riding a horse gives her.  We are very pleased to share these images. We feel honored they were sent to us. But most of all we are really happy to transform this into a unique opportunity to thank Maria Luisa Pirotta for chosing our helmets to protect her passion and her dreams.   
    • SARA MORGANTI ITALIAN PARADRESSAGE CHAMPION
    • Sara Morganti and Royal Delight just added a new achievement to their already brilliant 2013. Only a few months after conquering 2 bronze medals at the 2013 Paradressage European Championships, Sara scored her personal best last week end (83.883%) and won both the Technical and the Freestyle challenges at the 2013 Italian Paradressage Championships.  Sara expressed her ... delight (!) on her facebook page, where she also wrote about her gratitude to her horse, family, friends, team mates and sponsors, without whom - she declared - she wouldn't have been able to do all this.  We at KEP Italia are very impressed by Sara's achievements and are of course really proud to see our helmets protecting such...
    • TALKING ABOUT SAFETY AT HORSE ACADEMY
    • Yesterday Lelia Polini, Managing Director at KEP Italia, spent the afternoon with Horse Academy's students to talk about safety when riding. Horse Academy's program - the first ever talent show dedicated to the world of horses - includes seminars and lessons on many topics, safety included.  Yesterday they learnt about the importance of always wearing a helmet when riding, what safety certifications are and about the safety tests our helmets pass in order to be certified by 5 international certification authorities. They also changed their mind on a broken helmet: it actually represents good news when a helmet brakes after a fall because it means that the head was unheart! We believe that talking about safety is...
    • NEW COLLECTION / NEW WEBSITE!
    • A brand new equestrian website features our new helmets and talks about the superior mix of ingredients that make it unique: fashion, looks and safety!! You can visit the new site here www.ridingshot.com and browse down a little bit to see our helmets! Thank you RidingShot!  
    • PROTECTING HORSE ACADEMY
    • Horse Academy, the first ever equestrian talent show, finally opened its doors to the 12 finalists who have now started their training program to become the equestrian stars of tomorrow. All riders, 4 per each olympic equestrian discipline, have been devided in 2 teams, the blue and the grey. Each of them received all necessary equipment, among which their riding helmets, designed exclusively by KEP Italia for Horse Academy in blue and in grey. The helmets will thus become the easiest way to spot the two teams while riding.  But a third colour has been added: white and red. Red, the color of passion, love, emotions and speed, will be the colour of the 7 outsiders who will give their best to be called inside the...
    • KEP ITALIA ON EQUESTRIAN MAGAZINES!
    • Our helmets represent the choice of so many riders. The equestrian magazines are full of images and photos and stories of super athletes who ride the top world show protected by KEP Italia.  This is, again, a new great motivation for us: to continue to produce the best hats for the best riders of the world. But we also want our helmets to be choice of all those who want to be safe when riding. Safe and free to enjoy their moment and their dream!  
    • KEP ITALIA & PRESS
    • Equestrian magazines, fashion websites and national news papers ... all talk about KEP Italia and our most brilliant helmets! Superior!
    • ON AIR THE NEW TV COMMERCIAL
    • The new tv commercial is now on air on Class Horse Tv, the italian tv channel, entirely dedicated to the world of horses. The 53 seconds long video talks about dreams, protection and emotions. It opens on the great statues that celebrate the leaders of the past. The claim is the same that KEP Italia uses on its paper ads - THE HEART OF A LEADER IS HIS HEAD - and KEP Italia protects that head, the life itself of that leader. The great warlords of the past, protected by their spectacular armours and riding their mighty horses. And in between, the head of a small child, also protected by his armour, wearing a helmet over his head, drawing his sword towards his imaginary enemies, riding a stuffed pony and launching a powerful war cry...
    • 4 SISTERS - 1 DREAM protected by KEP Italia!
    • This really is a nice story to tell! At Spoga Horse 2013, only a few days ago, we met the mother of 4 beautiful dutch girls. This in itself is a already a nice story. 4 blond sisters. But the nice part is yet to come: they all love horses and they all ride. But more is to come: they all ride black beautiful fresian horses, all bred and raised and trained by their father. And they all love dressage, one of the most appreciated equestrian disciplines in Holland. They love horses and dressage so much, that they are all good at it and compete at good level. And ... it almost looks obvious but it isn’t ... they decided to team up and to start competing together. Their level is so good that this year they were entitled Fresian...
    • BRONZE TO THE ITALIAN ENDURANCE TEAM
    • Another great result conquered by riders protected by KEP Italia ... Might it be that those who wear our helmets feel so protected that they can better focus on the podium?? We might never know, but what we know for sure, is that we have another great reason to keep clapping our hands and feel excited about the athletes who chose KEP Italia as their head protection. The Italian Endurance Team completed the challenging course set for the European Championships in Mont / Czech Repubic, and were able, in spite of the 2 eliminations, to complete the race with success, stepping on the third step of the podium, thus bringing back home the bronze medal. Here are the names of the 5 components of the team: Daniele Serioli - 16th with...
    • ITALIAN WINNER!
    • Last week end the beautiful premises of the Arezzo Equestrian Center hosted the Italian Young Rider Championships, and Filippo Bologni was crowned as the 2013 Italian Young Rider Champion.  Riding his stunning stallion Chopin, he was able to perform some great rounds that elected him the king of italian young riders! Despite being at his first experience as a Young Rider, he was able to have the best of all the other kids fighting for the brightest medal! You may have already read a lot about this italian rider, and that's because he's been winning a lot in the past few months. This is why we believe that the great success obained last week end is simply the confirmation of the high standards this kid is going to set....
    • NEW COLLECTION PRESENTED AT SPOGAHORSE 2013
    • Spoga Horse 2013, one of the most important equestrian fairs worldwide, closed today in Koeln, Germany. Spoga represented once again the perfect place to show new products and accessoried and to meet collegues, clients and friends. We at KEP Italia also elected Spoga Horse as the place to display our brand new riding helmets, conceived to respond to the always growing demand for excellence, both in terms of technicali quality and of aesthetics and style. Our new helmets present 4 different linings made with materials never before seen on a riding helmet. So our focus was definately on the looks of each rider, this time, chosing the ultimate in terms of fashion, glam and style. All this without a compromise in terms of safety....
    • KEP ITALIA: A SAFETY MATTER
    • RULE N. 01 TO BE SAFE WHILE RIDING IS THAT OF WEARING A SAFE HELMET.  Do you know why KEP Italia was founded? It was founded to produce something seriously serious in terms of safety. It's funders were tired to see what the market offered at the time and started to think it was tima to become dead serious about this matter.  They felt like producing head protections was a matter of tremendous responsibility. Our head is the most precious part of our bodies. We can't joke when the head is involved. Breaking a leg is definately annoying and it surely hurts, but nothing compared to what a head trauma can be.  So, this is why KEP Italia was born: to eliminate any compromise in terms of safatey. A big part...
    • SINEAD HALPIN FELL FROM HER HORSE
    • Sinead Halpin, one of the most successful US eventer, fell last July 7th from her 7 years old mare On Cue while performing in the show jumping session at Chattahoochee Hills Horse Trials in Fairburn, Georgia - USA. She reported no head / brain injury, but she sustained a fractured scapula, a few broken ribs and a collapsed lung ... We are very happy of the message we received from her a few minutes ago! "Hey! I'm doing alright. Little banged up and very frustrated but could be a lot worse! The horses are fine and I will just be taking it easy for a few weeks!"  Sinead Here is her description of what happened, released on the equestrian website www.chronofhorse.com: "I jumped...
    • MASSIMILIANO BIANCHI JUNIOR EUROPEAN CHAMPION!
    • Emanuele Massimiliano Bianchi is the new Junior Show Jumping European Champion! We are so proud of this gold medal conquered by the junior rider (class 1995, born in Milan, Italy) in Vejer de la Frontera - Spain, where the Young Rider, Junior and Children European Championships took place last week end.  A really positive competition for him and his horse Cupido Z, who were able to perform a great double clear round on Sunday July, 21st - the final decisive day of the tour! We are proud to be the producers of the helmets chosen by Emanuele to ride safe at home and while competing. We are proud to be an italian company: even though our helmets are distributed worldwide, our heart still beats a little bit faster...
    • THE ENGLISH VERSION OF OUR WEBSITE IS FINALLY ONLINE!
    • The English version of our website is finally online! Released in April 2013, the new KEP Italia website is finally available also in English, thus offering information and services also to the many non italian athletes, horse lovers and friends involved in the KEP Italia world. KEP Italia - founded in 2008 in northern Italy - is today an international company, leader in the production of superior equestrian helmets and accessories with business based worldwide.  In the next few weeks, you will be able to read KEP Italia in other 3 languages, besides Italian and English: German, French and Spanish are the other three languages in line! 
    • MAXIME VAN DER VLIST IN TV!
    • Maxime van der Vlist, 20 years old, was selected among the most talented dutch dressage young riders, for an interview broadcasted on tv and dedicated to Top Talent Dressage included in a new program called IN HET ZANDEL.TV. The talented rider presents her own Bailey, a 7 year old son of Negro (the same father of Valegro, the gold medal for dressage in London 2012 with Charlotte Dujardin), who showsus all his great movements. This is how Maxime describes him: "He just loves working for me and he has all the go you would love to have. He is very brave". You can view the interview at this link!   Maxime is protected while riding at home or at shows, by KEP Italia, who produces the only...
    • NORMA PAOLI CIROCCHI NEW IN TEAM KEP ITALIA
    • Norma Paola Cirocchi, italian dressage rider and istructor competing Gran Prix level, is a new member of KEP Italia equestrian team. Another star and her horses will be wearing our helmets in the most important arenas both in Italy and internationally: we are indeed very proud and thank Norma for choosing KEP Italia.    A quote from Norma: "KEP Italia perfectly represents the elegance of dressage, safety and comfort!"
    • RIDERS4HELMETS & KEP ITALIA ON AIR
    • On June 25th Class Horse Tv, the italian equestrian channel, dedicated a special edition of its daily IL FATTO DEL GIORNO to the International Helmet Awareness Day, an event promoted by the american organization Riders4Helmets and supported by KEP Italia. KEP Italia, from the very beginning of its interpreneurial jurney focused on safety in producing its equestrian helmets, thanks Class Horse Tv for the visibility granted to the important message of always wearing a helmet when riding!
    • CLASS HORSE TV TALKS ABOUT
    • Tonight around 8.45 p.m., Class Horse TV, the italian television network entirely dedicated to the equestrian world, will be focusing on the International Helmet Awareness Day, an event launched by Riders4Helmets and supported by KEP Italia! All video messages produced by our national and international testimonies will be shown in a very interesting special edition, after the daily news! Please click here to watch all the video messages!
    • JOYCE HEUITINK FOR RIDERS4EHELMETS
    • Joyce Heuitink, an international show jumping rider and trainer of the dutch paralympic team, talks in favour of wearing a helmet when riding and joins the cause launched by Riders4Helmets, supported by KEP Italia! Even though International Helmet Awareness Day is now over (June 22nd, 2013), KEP Italia keeps spreading the message, making sure more and more people decide to wear a (good quality) helmet when riding: a riding hat can save your life, or in any case make the difference between a normal fall and a tragedy!
    • INTERNATIONAL HELMET AWARENESS DAY
    • June 22nd, a day entirely dedicated to the most important protection for riders: helmets! When riding, no matter the discipline, the level and the horse, to wear a horse i vital as it can save your life! Follow our online campaign in support of this important message, launched by the US based organization Riders4Helmets.  Here are the direct links to the video messages presented by our top testimonials, released from June 22nd and on! Enjoy, spread the word and be wise: use your helmet! Link to Marcus Ehning's video message. Link to Luca Marziani's video message. Link al video messaggio di Sinead Halpin - part 1.  Link al video messaggio di Sinead Halpin - part...
    • INTERNATIONAL HELMET AWARENESS DAY
    • SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, June 22nd is a day entirely dedicated to the importance of wearing a helmet while riding, no matter the discipline or the level. A helmet can save your life! Wearing a helmet can make the difference between an ordinary fall, those that happen so often and the you lough about, and a tragedy. This is something that the american former rider Courtney King-Dye knows all too well: the olympic dressage rider fell from her horse while training in 2010. She was not wearing a helmet at the time and she is still undergoing rehabilitation after a prolongued coma.   On Saturday, June 22nd all our helmets will be available at a discounted price and we shall also release educational material and...
    • MARCUS EHNING WON THE 5TH LEG OF THE GCT IN CANNES
    • MARCUS EHNING, one of the top riders in the world, won last Saturday (riding his 16 years old stallion Plot Blue) the 5th leg of the Global Champions Tour in Cannes / France! Marcus in one of our superior testimonials as he chose to wear our helmets to protect himself, and he is also helping us with giving maximum visibility to a very important message: wearing a helmet while riding can save your life! June 22nd, the International Helment Awareness Day (an event launched by the american organization Riders4Helmets) we shall be releasing a video message my Marcus on this matter. Stay tuned!
    • MARCUS EHNING 3rd IN THE WORLD CUP
    • On Sunday 17th March 2013 Marcus Ehning, the great German champion, conquered the 3rd step of the podium on the last stage of the ‘s-Hertogenbosch Rolex FEI World Cup. His race companion on this occasion was Copin van de Broy, a 2002 Belgium stallion, bred from Darco and Queen x Browboy. Marcus is currently 6th in the world rankings for show jumping and 7th in the World Cup rankings! Marcus Ehning protects his head with Kep Italia equestrian helmets.
    • KEP ITALIA AND FIXDESIGN HORSE RIDING
    • The first Fixdesign flagship store was opened in the Brera district of Milan to kick start Milan Fashion Week. For the first time, the lower floor will feature a space dedicated to the Fixdesign Horse Riding collection designed for female riders. Moreover, with the aim of offering their clients an even more complete service, Fixdesign has signed an agreement with Kep Italia, a leading manufacturer of horse riding caps, helmets and protections that are all strictly made in Italy. The Fixdesign Horse Riding range completes the Fixdesign outfits with the following (among many others): Cromo T with Swarovski crystals, Cromo T with snake skin inserts and the Capbags, the excellent leather and wild python skin bags specifically...
    • KEP ITALIA IN MAXIM (FOURTH PART)
    • The two horsewomen Greta and Sofia have posed alongside their horses for the magazine Maxim. The double interview followed them on a day of style and sport in the open air. For the photo shoot, the two female riders decided to wear Kep Italia’s equestrian helmets, symbols of quality and the made in Italy design.
    • KEP ITALIA IN MAXIM (THIRD PART)
    • The two horsewomen Greta and Sofia have posed alongside their horses for the magazine Maxim. The double interview followed them on a day of style and sport in the open air. For the photo shoot, the two female riders decided to wear Kep Italia’s equestrian helmets, symbols of quality and the made in Italy design.
    • KEP ITALIA IN MAXIM (SECOND PART)
    • The two horsewomen Greta and Sofia have posed alongside their horses for the magazine Maxim. The double interview followed them on a day of style and sport in the open air. For the photo shoot, the two female riders decided to wear Kep Italia’s equestrian helmets, symbols of quality and the made in Italy design.
    • KEP ITALIA IN MAXIM (FIRST PART)
    • The two horsewomen Greta and Sofia have posed alongside their horses for the magazine Maxim. The double interview followed them on a day of style and sport in the open air. For the photo shoot, the two female riders decided to wear Kep Italia’s equestrian helmets, symbols of quality and the made in Italy design.
    • KEP ITALIA IN ITALIA OGGI (THIRD PART)
    • Italia Oggi is dedicating an article to the life, career, hobbies and passions of Lelia Polini, Horsewoman and General Manager of Kep Italia. ‘When competing I discovered that the right equipment was missing. Endurance riding inspired me to invent equestrian helmets’.
    • KEP ITALIA IN ITALIA OGGI (SECOND PART)
    • Italia Oggi is dedicating an article to the life, career, hobbies and passions of Lelia Polini, Horsewoman and General Manager of Kep Italia. ‘When competing I discovered that the right equipment was missing. Endurance riding inspired me to invent equestrian helmets’.
    • KEP ITALIA IN ITALIA OGGI (FIRST PART)
    • Italia Oggi is dedicating an article to the life, career, hobbies and passions of Lelia Polini, Horsewoman and General Manager of Kep Italia. ‘When competing I discovered that the right equipment was missing. Endurance riding inspired me to invent equestrian helmets’.
    • MARCUS & JOHANNES EHNING: NEW TESTIMONIALS
    • Our company shortly established an agreement with the Ehning brothers who will wear our Kep Italia superior helmets when competing and training. The choice of these champions for our equestrian helmets depends above all on the ability of our products to combine style and technology and above all provide real protection from falls or accidental damage. We are naturally honoured to have a partnership with the two German champions and it makes us even prouder of our products. Working with riders of Marcus’ standard in particular is a real success for our brand. Marcus Ehning is one of the major horsemen on an international level, almost always on the field representing his Country in the most important team competitions and...
    • NEW CERTIFICATION PAS 015
    • ‘The greatest thing for us is that horse riders come looking for us because they need to protect themselves, not because they need a sponsor. Combining maximum safety with great Italian style is our winning recipe!’- these are the words of Lelia Polini, General Manager of Kep Italia. She continues to say ‘A fifth certification for safety, PAS015, has recently been added to the certifications that we have already obtained. This is an extremely difficult certification to get; obtaining it requires very rigorous technical tests, which all our equestrian helmets have passed. The fact that we are the only ones to have achieved these certifications helps explain to the end users that our horse riding hats are always checked...
    • OFFICIAL SUPPLIER OF THE ITALIAN FORESTRY CORPS
    • KEP ITALIA is the official supplier of equestrian hats for the Corpo Forestale dello Stato (Italian Forestry Corps) and shall therefore provide the outfits of all the horse riders in the corps. The new clients who support Kep Italia in the national and international race grounds will at the same time contribute to improving the technique of protective helmets produced by the leading company in this sector both in Italy and abroad. Here are a few of the horse riders who will be wearing Kep Italia, including both emerging talent and those who are already firmly established in the equestrian world: Emanuele Gaudiano, Francesca Capponi, Nicola Benedetti, Federico Giancamilli, Fabio Magni, Alessandro Panettie e Filippo Codecasa. For...
    • ATLETI SPECIALI AND KEP ITALIA
    • For a long time Kep Italia has supported Italy’s Paralympic riders, recently formalising cooperation between Italy’s leading riding helmet manufacturer and Atleti Speciali. Studied to include the characteristics of a co-marketing operation and therefore active joint promotion participation between the two brand names, the agreement will bring in funds to be used for staging sports projects that will allow many Paralympic athletes to fulfil their Olympic dreams. “We have produced a limited edition series of riding helmets for the Atleti Speciali project and will sell them with the commitment to donate a significant portion of the revenue to support this well-deserving platform of services aimed at promotion...
    • BADMINTON 2015
    • One of the most important three day events in the world, Badminton Horse Trials 2015 edition was a great success for KEP Italia, present - for the second year in a row, in the enormous vendor's village with a booth where the qualified English visitors and many riders had a chance to see and try (and buy!) our helmets!
    • KEP ITALIA AT OLD SALEM FARM
    • For the first time, KEP Italia fans in the USA can discover our collection of helmets and accessories at the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows, live until May 10th. A unique opportunity to know all of how our helmets can significantly improve safety when riding, feel their comfort and lightness and choose among a wide variety of colors and combinations, that can also be customized to each riders needs and styles.  Don't miss this chance and be at the Salem Farm Spring Hrse shows. 
    • KEP ITALIA AT WEF 2015
    • The 2015 edition of the Winter Equestrian Festival is now on air in Florida, at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, and it will be entertaining the American equestrian population with top class show jumping and dressage competitions and side events until the 29th of March. We are really proud to announce that KEP Italia helmets and accessories will be on display in the vendor’s area: here riders and horse lovers in general will have a chance to touch and feel our collection of equestrian helmets, the only ones in the world with five international safety certifications, fulfilling also the standards of the latest homologation released in late December 2014. Ranging from the newest and most basic KEP SMART...
    • KEP ITALIA AT SPOGA HORSE 2015
    • KEP Italia will as usual be present at the spring edition of  Spoga Horse, in Koeln – Germany. The perfect place to meet all the equestrian trading operators, from retailers to distributors, and all other companies producing equestrian equipment, we are ready to present new models and accessories. Spoga Horse will also offer us the opportunity to once again discuss the importance of safety. Our helmets are always the first on the international market to assess to the new standards and regulations about safety and we are happy to have another chance to underline how safety is our daily top concern. Everyone is thus invited out our booth at Spoga Horse, live from the 8th to the 10th of February. You can find us here:...
    • OUR FIERACAVALLI 2014!
    • The 2014 edition of Fieracavalli, the most important Italian equestrian trade fair which is held every end of the year in Verona, was a great opportunity to meet many friends all gathered in a single location. And this is why we decided once again to be located right next to the warm-up area of the Longines FEI World Cup: a place the international top riders can easily access to relax, enjoy a drink or a small snack while watching their collegues race on the competition arena thanks to a mega screen, talk a little bit and enjoy a massage offered in the Medicallife area. We were especially proud to hear their appreciation for our new helmets and rider bags, showcased right next to the area reserved to them, and very happy to congratulate...
    • COMING UP: WEG & HAMPTON CLASSIC
    • A few days to go before the equestrian event of the year opens its doors: we are talking about the 2014 World Equestrian Games, scheduled between the 23rd of August and the 7th of September in Normandy, France. The WEG are organized once every four years and bring all equestrian disciplines together in a single location for a spectacular show, comparable and maybe wider than the Olympic games. Show jumping, dressage, eventing, driving, endurance, vaulting, reining, para-dressage, polo and horse-ball (demonstrative) at the world top level: a dream for all equestrian lovers. This will be the first edition where all Italian teams will be protected by KEP Italia: extra emotion for us! Thanks to an agreement we signed in 2014, we are...
    • COMING UP: SPOGA & AETA!
    • At the beginning of August companies in Italy are usually thinking about closing for the summer holidays and taking care od the last pending things before everyone is off. We make no exception, a part from the fact these few days off are only enough to recharge batteries for all what is ahead of us: an exciting concentration of events and trade fairs we can’t wait to attend. The first on our calendar is the American Equestrian Trade Association, which will be held at the Greater Philadelphia Trade Center from the 16th to the 18th of August. This is one of the most important equestrian trade fairs in the USA and it also represent a fundamental step towards consolidating our presence in the American market, which shows great...
    • AUTISTIC CHILDREN ON HORSE BACK!
    • It’s almost time for the 2014 edition of the CAVALCANDO L’AUTISMO to start and give, for the second year in a row, the opportunity to 9 kids and adults affected by autism, to live the dream of a 7 days long journey across Italy on top of a horse. And KEP Italia is proud to announce that all riders will be once again protected by its helmets, as we keep up the beautiful partnership born in 2013, during the first edition of the event. Follow the event on our website and social media!  
    • KEP ITALIA AT THE CSIO ROME 2014
    • The 2014 edition of the CSIO Rome / Piazza di Siena - Master fratelli d'Inzeo was a great success for KEP Italia, for sure the helmet that most riders used on a national level. The presence of KEP was especially big in the categories dedicated to the younger riders, and most of all in the Regions Cup prize. The region of Lazio (where also Rome is situated) was the winner with all the 4 riders making up the team protected by KEP Italia, with a customized blue and white special hat.  We are very proud that especially the younger riders appreciate our helmets because we know how important it is to wear a good quality helmet with up to 5 international safety certifications: one of the safest in the world. On the...
    • KEP ITALIA AT THE 2014 ROLEX KENTUCKY
    • The Rolex Kentucky 3 Day Event is the only four stars international Eventing competition of the area. But this is not th eonly reason why the 2014 edition is really special: it's qualifying for the World Equestrian Games to be held at the end of the summer in Europe, it's part of the Rolex Grand Slam circuit (followed by Badminton and Burghley in UK) and it holds the Nations Cup Challenge. Definately a unique combination of reasons why the event has turned into a real success. Riders coming in from 7 nations and riding 82 horses are giving their best to achieve the 250.000 dollars prize money. Among them also Sinead Halpin, protected by KEP and one of the top American riders of the discipline, who – with her horse Tate...
    • RIDING THE BLUE
    • Wednesday April 2nd, 2014 will be the World Autism Awareness Day and the not for profit organization L’emozione non ha voce contributes to the objective of giving visibility to this desease by organizing an event linked to the world of horses and hippotherapy. The beautiful Piazza di Siena - Rome, Italy -  venue of the famous equestrian competition taking place every year in May - will be the operational base and starting point of a unique riding trekking among the gardens of the beautiful Villa Borghese. The ten young riders, all of them affected of autism, will be protected by Kep Italia helmets, the only ones in the world with five different international safety certifications, as they already did last...
    • KEP'S LOGBOOK
    • Only three months into the new year, and so much has already happened! We really started with a foot on the accelerator by presenting our new CROMO CARBON last February at Spoga Horse 2014 in Germany, where our customers seemed to really appreciate our collection and to show interest for the new helmets. At Spoga we presented a new look as far as our booth is concerned, the same that we took to Wellington, Florida, where we were present for the very first time in the village, where all professional and amateur riders had the opportunity to see and experience our production. In Wellington our helmets were also present in the competition arenas thanks to our show jumping and dressage riders, but the WEF has also been a great occasion...
    • KEP ITALIA AND JUSTWORLD INTERNATIONAL
    • The ninth Annual JustWolrd International Horseless Horse Show presented by KEP Italia Superior Helmets returns to WEF on March 7. The ninth annual JustWorld Horseless Horse Show at WEF is set to take place at 1 p.m. at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival Derby Field during the Jump for the Children Pony Derby Classic. Classes include the Private Tutoring Services Short Stirrup Jumpers, KEP Italia Children’s Jumpers, Voltaire Design Team Relay Jumpers, and the Whole Foods Market Puissance/High Jump. This year, the event is presented by KEP Italia: “The word protection – said Lelia Polini, managing director of the company – is very important to us. It does not only mean protection for the rider, but also...
    • GETTING READY FOR SPOGA 2014
    • KEP is getting ready for Spoga 2014, where our helmets will be on display in Hall 08 - booth B049 in a brand new and totally white environment.  Discover the new collection from the 2nd to the 4th of February and ... stay tuned because an update will soon be featured on our website and social media!
    • WINTER EQUESTRIAN FESTIVAL 2014
    • The KEP Italia area is now ready to open its doors to all american fans at the 2014 Winter Equestrian Festival, taking place in Wellington, Florida, from January 8th through March 30th! Thousands of world class riders and horse lovers will have the chance to touch, feel and try our superior helmets, the only ones in the world with 5 safety certifications to prove them to be the very best in terms of protection and quality. But of course protection and superior quality standards are not all: the looks and design and the fitting of our helmets, together with their lightess, are what contribute to making KEP Italia helmets a unique experience worth at least trying. And we have the feeling that our american friends will just go crazy...
    • KEP AT FIERACAVALLI
    • At Fieracavalli 2013, all KEP Italia fans and friends will be welcomed in a new area where so much will be going on from Nov. 7th to 10th. Located in Pavillion 7, next to the FEI offices and to the Jumping and Driving World Cup warm up arena, the KEP area offers a true oasis of pleasure equipped with sofas and a bar where riders and friends will be able to relax also thanks to professional de-contracting or energizing massages offered in cooperation with Medicallife Cosmetics! The KEP area is also the perfect place to meet top Italian and international riders and to discver the new 2013/2014 KEP helmets collection which shall amaze for its unique and brand new features - lace, brocade, laminated, glitter and … mirror...
    • KEP ITALIA & JUMPING VERONA
    • November is always an exciting month for italian equestrian people: Fieracavalli opens its doors for 4 exciting days dedicated to horses, with so much going on in terms of shows, competitions, products and happenings! KEP Italia is of course at home in Fieracavalli: we shall be waiting for all our friends and fans inside pavillion n. 7, the one dedicated to showjumping at its highest level. Our stand will be facing the warm up arena, where all the best riders in the world will be getting ready to enter the competition ring and give their best with their top mounts! We really can't wait to follow Prize n. 5, the small GP - 155 cm, sponsored by KEP Italia and named after it!  This is the best way we could think of to bring...
    • ON AIR / HORSE ACADEMY
    • Horse Academy is about to start - finally! We have been talking about this throughout the whole summer and the organizing staff of the first ever equestrian talent show has been working really hard to select the 12 young riders who will be living a dream of a lifetime! Horse Academy offers them the opportunity to learn from some of the best international riders of each of the 3 olympic disciplines and to become the equestrian stars of tomorrow. Even though only one of the 12 riders will live this adventure to the end, becoming the first ever winner of this super tv program, broadcasted live by ClassHorseTv, we believe that the true winner will always be the real love for horses.  Horse love is what moves all the equestrian...
    • SPOGA HORSE 2013
    • KEP Italia is getting ready for Edition 2013 of Spoga Horse, the equestrian trade fashion and show taking place in Cologne / Germany, Sept. 8th - 10th.  New colors and materials will be on showcase at our stand (to be found in Hall 4.1 / Stand A108) where your dreams in terms of style & protection will definately come true! Professional and amateur riders alike will find the best in terms of protection (KEP Italia helmets are the only helmets in the world to pass 5 international safety certifications) and in terms of comfort and looks.   Inside our stand not only you will find the latest helmets, but you will also have the chance to experience KEP Italia luxury accessories: lifestyle bags, cap bags, hats and...
    • SPOGA HORSE 2013
    • As in previous years, Kep Italia will present a prestigious stand at the German Spoga Horse fair dedicated to the equestrian world.   A new range of horse riding hats and accessories that will offer completely new and really trendy colours are the highlights of this season. However, the staple item of the entire Kep Italia production and their exclusive offer remains the ‘superior helmets’!.
    • ATLETI SPECIALI AND KEP ITALIA: AN OLYMPIC DREAM!
    • For a long time Kep Italia has supported Italy’s Paralympic riders, recently formalising cooperation between Italy’s leading riding helmet manufacturer and Atleti Speciali. Studied to include the characteristics of a co-marketing operation and therefore active joint promotion participation between the two brand names, the agreement will bring in funds to be used for staging sports projects that will allow many Paralympic athletes to fulfil their Olympic dreams. “We have produced a limited edition series of riding helmets for the Atleti Speciali project and will sell them with the commitment to donate a significant portion of the revenue to support this well-deserving platform of services aimed at promotion...
    • ITALIANS WINNING TOGETHER WITH KEP ITALIA
    • Kep Italia, the Italian Equestrian Sports Federation’s technical sponsor, is celebrating Italy’s ranking at the top of the FEI Nations Cup Division 1, together with all the team’s supporters. Following wins in Rome and St. Gallen, the Italian team finished third in the 5th Nations Cup held in Rotterdam on Friday, June 23rd, taking the lead in the provisional ranking. Since the very first event at Piazza di Siena, all Italian riders have been wearing e-light carbon helmets, the new highly innovative product manufactured by Kep Italia with safety characteristics that are unique in this market.   “The development of this innovative equestrian riding helmet arose from a desire to...
    • IN BELGIUM TO SUPPORT THE TRAINING OF YOUNG TALENT!
    • Kep Italia has now sponsored the ‘VLPTalentenplan’, a project supported by the Belgian Federation that fosters the training of junior riders considered to be emerging talents in the various Olympic disciplines. The twenty-two riders who took part in the clinic organised to illustrate guidelines for relations with the media and with sponsors were each presented with a personalised riding helmet by LeliaPolini, Kep Italia’s General Manager. The riding helmets had been personalised in advance and they all were offered a chance to sign a sponsorship agreement.   “Safety is VLP’s great concern and we are very proud of having established a partnership with KEP Italia, a leading company...
    • THIS YEAR TOO KEP ITALIA SUPPORTS INTERNATIONAL HELMET AWARENESS DAY
    • Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th of September! This year there are two dates dedicated to International Helmet Awareness Day, an event sponsored for the eighth year in a row by the American movement Rider4Helmets and aimed at sensitising public opinion regards to helmets and safety.   One of the most significant initiatives is the active participation of the most important helmet manufacturers in the world, all committed through their distributors to applying reduced prices on goods bought in conjunction with this event.   The announcement of the two days for this event was welcomed with pleasure by the constantly increasing number of Riders4Helmets supporters and in particular by Kep Italia, a company that has guaranteed...
    • 1st FIHB KEP HORSEBALL MASTERS
    • For the first time a new high level Horseball competition will take place: The 1st FIHB KEP Horseball Masters. Hosted by the International Horseball Federation (FIHB) in cooperation with the Federazione Italiana Sport Equestri (FISE), this top level competition will take place during the Fieracavalli in Verona (ITA) from 26th - 28th of October. The event will be presented by KEP Italia, known for its riding helmets with an unique technology, fit, comfort and elegance; already present at all major International Horseball competitions, KEP Italia, as always, is committed to guaranteeing the best safety conditions possible for the riders. 24 of the best players (Ladies and Men) of the world from 5 countries (France, Spain, Belgium,...
    • E-LIGHT HELMETS NOW COMES IN A VARIETY OF COLOURS
    • E-light represents the highest possible expression of Kep Italia’s constant search for excellence and innovation. Although it already boasts the lightest helmets on the market, the company in Grumello del Monte has wanted to go further, creating a helmet weighing less than 400 grams. E-Light, the newest helmet manufactured by KEP Italia is a carbon fibre helmet, the only one in this category to be stratified by hand and then finished in an autoclave. Weighing just 396 grams, it is the lightest, strongest and safest helmet ever made. The artisanal manufacturing using an autoclave allows us to exploit this material’s characteristics at its best, because the carbon’s texture merges perfectly at the centre of the...
    • KEP ITALIA CELEBRATES IS TENTH BIRTHDAY WITH ITS “SAFETY FIRST” CAMPAIGN
    • KEP Italia is Italy’s leading manufacturer of riding helmets, founded in 2007 because of Lelia Polini and Bianca Collet-Serret’s passionate committment. During these ten years of work, the desire to study and then manufacture the most innovative, comfortable and safe helmet in this sector has become reality, creating the best helmet in the world, merging in its concept the highest level of research in terms of design, technology, raw materials and safety.   “The company’s “safety first” motto,” conclude the founders, “is a summary of our mission. We believe that comfort and safety when riding are the necessary conditions for continuing an activity such as ours....
    • KEP Italia launches the new global "safety first" campaign
    • In these years KEP Italia has grown exponentially and has achieved excellent results thanks to its values: quality of the product, design, innovation, but above all constant attention to the safety of the rider.     “We pay great attention to the certifications, because they are the only parameter that can guarantee the real protective capacity of a riding helmet - the founders Lelia Polini and Bianca Collet-Serret said - they imply tests and verifications that attest the conformity of helmets to unequivocal and certain safety standards”. The attention devoted to safety is so low that the protection of the rider is too often overlooked and put into the background. Only when an incident has happened,...
    • Kep Italia amazes again: presented in Spoga the new 2018 collection
    • Precious leathers, iridescent fabrics, glitter and shiny fabrics: these are the protagonists of the helmet collection launched by KEP Italia at the beginning of 2018 to celebrate once again its own chameleonic ability to always renew itself, while remaining faithful to its values and to the high standard consolidated quality.   We like to renew and amaze our audience with materials never seen before in the industry - says the founder Lelia Polini - this is why this year we decided to present the 2018 collection composed of 10 new helmets during the fair of Spoga Horse, in Cologne" In this new collection, velvet meets glitter, but also materials that have always distinguished Kep Italia's elegance,...
    • Kep Italia in the heart of the Arezzo Equestrian Center
    • "Casa Kep" will be present in the Arezzo structures for the whole duration of the Tuscany Tour (12 March - 8 April) and during the Italian Championships of Jumping (12-15 April). Finally spring has arrived and even the equestrian season is finally coming to life. This has not gone unnoticed in KEP Italia, which to be closer to the riders during this hectic period, has reopened its "home" in the heart of the Arezzo Equestrian Center, home to major international national show jumping events. "Casa Kep" is a place totally dedicated to the KEP Italia universe, which offers the possibility to discover the design, quality and safety of helmets and accessories rigorously produced in Italy. The riders can...
    • #Fuxiateam has new custom helmets
    • KEP Italia, technical partner of ITALIA ENDURANCE Stables & Academy has once again demonstrated its ability to combine safety and style. From today, the #Fuxiateam will be able to wear the new customized helmets with their matching KEP Bag. The personalization of the helmet is one of the advantages of KEP Italia. With the CONFIGURATOR tool every rider can create his own dream helmet, deciding color, finishes and every single detail of the helmet. If this were not enough, the helmets are all customizable with airbrushing or other techniques, showing, for example, the name of your team or the flag of your Country.   Customize your dream helmet now ...
    • Kep Italia supports International Helmet Awareness Day
    • Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th of August! This year the International Helmet Awareness Day weekend is reconfirmed, an event sponsored for the ninth year in a row by the American movement Rider4Helmets and aimed at sensitising public opinion regards to helmets and safety.   One of the most significant initiatives is the active participation of the most important helmet manufacturers in the world, all committed through their distributors to applying reduced prices on goods bought in conjunction with this event.   The announcement of the two days for this event was welcomed with pleasure by the constantly increasing number of Riders4Helmets supporters and in particular by Kep Italia, a company that has guaranteed its...
    • Keppy is here! The KEP Italia helmet designed for children and teenagers
    • KEP Italia never ceases to amaze. After the launch of the first KEP Cromo 10 years ago, today KEP Italia still manages to surprise with its first helmet designed specifically for children and teenagers, KEPPY.   KEPPY is a real revolution. Its design, with clean and minimal lines typical to the KEP Italia style, has been designed to fit younger riders; in fact, the sizes on offer range from 49 to 53. The padding is interchangeable, so there is no need to replace the helmet as their head grows, simply replace the removable and washable inner. The extremely lightweight and breathable helmet keeps the wearer feeling fresh and without any discomfort. The research carried out in KEP Italia has made KEPPY a cutting-edge...
    • RIDERS4HELMET E LA GIORNATA MONDIALE PER IL CASCO.
    • Dal 2013 KEP Italia è partner del movimento Riders4Helmets e partecipa, promuovendola, alla giornata internazionale dedicata al casco da equitazione (International Helmet Awareness Day).   Riders4Helmets è un movimento senza scopo di lucro nato negli Stati Uniti dopo che Courtney King-Dye, amazzone olimpionica per la disciplina del dressage, ha subito un grave trauma cranico mentre montava a cavallo senza casco in seguito al quale è rimasta a lungo in coma, risvegliandosi poi con una grave invalidità. Lo scopo è quello di far capire quanto importante sia montare a cavallo indossando un casco protettivo.   KEP Italia è orgogliosa di essere partner di...