AMBASSADOR OF HEART
We are fortunate to be able to count Julie GANDELHEID among our NACA HELMET ambassadors.
Always bubbly, smiling and cheerful, she is passionate and lover of horses.
Julie is an elegant rider, mother and talented entrepreneur. She advocates respect for horses, sportsmanship, humility, authenticity and daily safety above all. With her unwavering determination, she represents the common values that we wish to share, the trust and professionalism that we seek to offer to all riders.
She knew how to reform her fabulous, big-hearted thoroughbred, Feu Francis, to take him from the world of racing to eventing.
Just like Julie, you want to convert a racing horse into a sport horse ?
You are off on an exciting and promising adventure. With proper training and careful monitoring, these athletes can reinvent themselves and excel in new disciplines.
Julie and Francis are the epitome of this: a beautiful story that required patience, questioning and time. Julie knew how to surround herself with professionals who helped her and who knew how to “convert” Francis to his new discipline.
It was at Ecurie de la Seconde Chance (to discover HERE ) that she met and chose the thoroughbred after a real crush: a unique personality, a diligent and attentive horse.
The couple is today the very symbol and muse of the success of the reconversion of racehorses.
They can be proud of the journey they have accomplished and do not intend to stop there.
We are happy to accompany them on their adventures and to be able to equip Julie as she needs!
NACA riding helmet : the choice of security and comfort without compromise
In addition to our passion for horses, our watchword is safety .
Our helmets are light and comfortable, they are forgotten. They are entirely made in France , in our workshop in the south of France, which allows us exhaustive control of production but also the possibility of infinitely personalizing each piece.
Our NACA riding helmets all have an interchangeable magnetic visor: this allows them to be versatile and offers the possibility of changing visors depending on the disciplines and desires: for dressage and show jumping, we wear the helmet with the one of our visors, for cross country, we remove the visor.
Julie chose the Gravity XP Black Glow helmet – wide visor with a special and unique customization: the text #welovefrancis on the chin strap!
All our helmets are customizable on our configurators HERE .
Whether it's a competition, a work trip or a walk, by wearing our helmet every day, Julie reminds riders that safety should be the #1 priority without compromising comfort. Much more than a rider, she highlights the passion for sport but also the culture of safety.
Thank you Julie, Francis and Marley 💗
To follow Julie, Francis and Marley, it’s on their Instagram account HERE
Photos by the talented Charlotte Laroche. Discover his work HERE
And because the retraining of racehorses is a subject that is close to our hearts, we are also partners of the Winkelbach stable: do not hesitate to follow them HERE to discover their daily work or visit their website (ecurieduwinkelbach. com) .