Sam Watson, 4* Event Rider and Eventing Diarist

‘Until I saw the Hit Air I had no desire to ride in an air jacket. However, the Hit Air is so light and unobtrusive that I literally don't realise that I'm wearing it. Once I knew that it wouldn't hinder my performance, I initially rode in it for my family and those around me....I'm a young man who takes risks, that's why I love Eventing, but I know that the Hit Air could save me from a serious or even fatal injury. I owe it to my support team to be as safe as possible, and with the Hit Air there is absolutely no compromise on my performance in the saddle. From a business point of view I simply can't afford to be out of action either. A broken collarbone means horses being taken away, I don't know which would be more painful! Having ridden in the Hit Air for a few months I now wouldn't go without one. Thanfully I have only had a minor fall, but the usual 'morning after' stiff neck and bruised ribs weren't an issue. I was shocked by the extra protection from the Hit Air and how much it cushioned the fall. I was taught to 'fall properly' from an early age which basically means don't use your hands to break the fall, and then roll away. Although this means no broken wrists, I almost always wake up with a sore neck and shoulders, the principle area of impact. The Hit Air completely absorbed the impact and I never felt a thing. I think that falls have a serious element of luck involved. Some horrible looking falls can be relatively minor in terms of rider injury and visa versa. The only certainty I know is that I never want to fall without my Hit Air again...there's too much at stake!’

Read more about Sam on Sunday Times favorite website

We will be tracking Sam down to do some signings for us at Badminton this year and we'll keep you posted on Facebook.


the shop...

the ultimate equestrian air vest range to suit riders from all disciplines.

Facebook logofacebook...

Join us on Facebook and share your thrills and spills with our followers.

Twitter logotwitter...

Follow us on Twitter for the latest news from Hit-Air and our stockists!