KEP Italia and Darragh Equestrian Solutions Ltd have joined forces in the Irish market in a deal that sees Darragh Equestrian represent the interests for the Italian helmet maker with immediate effect.

Only signed last week at their base in Ashford Co Wicklow Darragh Equestrian can further take pride in the fact that seven top riders are standing behind the product.

John Floody, Jack Doyle, Alexander Butler and Young Riders Gerard Clarke, Robert Harrison, Michael Duffy and Hayley Dunne are all users and have collectively articulated their endorsement of the quality helmets.

Uniquely KEP Italia pursued the route of Certification and Accreditation before coming to market with their product unlike other manufacturers at this level.

INSPEC is one of the leading Personal Protective Equipment testing and certification agencies in the world. The Helmet is designed and further approved by four Certification bodies:

European BS EN 1384:1996

British Kitemark BS EN 1384:1997

American SEI ASTM F1163.04a

British IC Mark EN 1384:1996

KEP Italia is accredited with the EN ISO 9001:2008 assuring consistently high quality in its products.

Helena Walsh, Managing Director of Darragh Equestrian Solutions said;

“We are delighted with the addition of KEP Italia to our range. We have been looking for a brand of hat at this level for some time and since we have engaged with KEP Italia there has been a tremendiuous amount of interest. The Helmet is stylish, comfortable, safe and is competitively priced.   We are further delighted with the reaction that we are getting from our customers and riders alike”

Manuela Caironi, Sales Manager for KEP Italia added;

“Darragh Equestrian Solutions come  highly recommended so we got on a plane to Ireland very quickly so that we could hit the ground running.  They have been able to demonstrate their position in the market place and have moved already to maintain KEP Italia’s visibility in Ireland “

Details of stockists can be obtained from Helena Walsh at Darragh Equestrian and she can be contacted at 0404 42720 or email

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