Behind the SCHARF brand is Christina Scharf, a Danish lady who began the brand SCHARF back in 2011. Horses have been faithful guides and a great passion in Christina’s life.
The company started as CJ Proline, an agency company that distributed products from various European equestrian brands. In 2019, the name was changed to SCHARF. The name change took place as the focus shifted to the production and distribution of our own brand, and today, SCHARF is responsible for the production and distribution of SCHARF riding helmets, Freedom girths, Freedom Reins and gloves. Our vision is elegance and solid design with safety being of crucial importance. The horse’s welfare is essential, because the horse must be able to perform optimally under the best possible circumstances. We use only the absolute best materials and never compromise. At the same time, we use, as far as possible, recyclable and/or easily degradable materials.
It’s not a hobby, it’s a lifestyle, you have to stop thinking so much and go where your heart takes you and be the person your horse will love to follow anywhere
In 2000, Christina Scharf had a beautiful daughter, Josephine, who at an early age took the same interest as her mother, horses. Christina and Josephine shared this passion for many years at Ørholm Ryttergård and at Lyngsø Horses. Josephine and Christina rode together on a daily basis, and this was the start of the design of riding helmets.
The idea was born when Josephine one day asked Christina, “Mom, why do I have to ride with a riding helmet, and you can ride without one?” Christina replied, “It’s because you, Josephine, are smart and mom is stupid.”
At this point, the importance of proper safety while riding dawned on Christina, which started the hunt for a suitable riding helmet, unfortunately without much luck. This launched the idea of creating a riding helmet that is comfortable to wear, that has a good fit and is affordable for most. Since then, SCHARF products have been added, where the welfare of the horse is also of highest priority.