I was at my friend/instructor's house today (doing her ironing, incidently) and she rode one of her horses in the school without a hat! I was shocked, I can tell you, as she won't even let me round her x/c course without a body protector! Mind you, that might be because I'm rubbish... Anyway, she said it was because it was hot etc. But that, together with a lot of people in Horsemart ads with bare heads, got me wondering: are hats still popular with the in-crowd....?