samshield

samshield
samshield

story

A riding helmet that will provide more active and passive safety, greater comfort, noble materials and customization.

Samshield's creator, Sam Maloigne, was a professional international motocross/supercross rider from 1980 to 1990, then sales manager at Oakley eyewear. He started riding in 2003, thanks to friends who competed in show jumping. He bought his first "bombe", the flagship product of the time, and was immediately disappointed by its technical shortcomings, noting that some professional riders were equally dissatisfied.

Passionate about beautiful products, and helmets in particular (he collects all his personalized helmets from his MX career), he decided to launch a project to create a riding helmet that would provide more active and passive safety, greater comfort, noble materials and personalization.

Olivier Taco, a student designer and creator of Iguaneye shoes who was spotted by Oakley at the time, and three young show jumping "future talents" (Nicolas Delmotte, Simon Delestre and Kevin Staut) helped him develop the product. Strongly influenced by Jim Jannard, Oakley's creator, Sam kept the American genius' philosophy in mind for the other products he would create: "only launch a product when you're sure it will be the best on the market". In the years to come, he will continue to call on the same designer and the riders who have since become world-renowned.

PHILOSOPHY

Samshield was born of the marriage between the analysis of the needs of young professional riders, the creative enthusiasm of young designers and the disciplined technical vision of engineers.

Samshield's philosophy is always to offer products that offer real progress in terms of technology, active and passive safety, comfort, hygiene, quality of materials, quality of finish and personalization.

Today's equestrian demands innovation, and Samshield has added elegance and distinction.

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MARLON ZANOTELLI, LA BAULE 2023
EVOLUTION

EVOLUTION

Driven by a passion for offering the best-performing products, Samshield always has its products tested by professional riders such as Kevin Staut, Steve Guerdat and Bertram Allen before launching them on the market.

Samshield's helmets are tailored to the specific needs of show jumping, dressage, racing, cross-country and polo in terms of protection and comfort.

In 2012 Samshield launched the first model in its range of riding gloves with the V-Skin designed for competition and professional riders. In 2014, Samshield develops a high-performance winter model: the W-Skin.

In 2017, Samshield launched a line of technical clothing and accessories combining functionality, comfort and elegance. Passionate about technology and innovation, in 2018 Samshield created safety stirrups, the result of the fusion of technical, safety and performance requirements in an innovative design.

Samshield's R&D department works with the determination to generate the best products on the market, and to constantly improve its existing range.

Initially, in 2005, only a few riders in the Chantilly region (France) were able to acquire the first Samshield helmets. Today, the brand is recognized and distributed worldwide.

Where everything has begun