How do safety stirrups work?

How do safety stirrups work?

Riding a horse is such a wonderful experience. You will enjoy the rush of adrenaline, graceful movements of the horse, and satisfaction from partaking in one of the oldest and grand sports. No matter your age, you can always start riding horses. Kids can get started with small ponies and adult beginners with a calm …

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Ophena is now available in Europe and in the USA

Your horse riding experience can be more rewarding if you use the best equestrian accessories. Over the years, the traditional accessories used to ride horses have evolved into products with much better features. One of such accessories are safety stirrups. Why Ophena? Now, thanks to Ophena, a manufacturing company based in Sweden, you can find …

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Why magnetic safety stirrups are the way of the future

As technology advances, we get to enjoy the fruits of it also in the equestrian world. Over the years, we have come across some amazing equestrian tech, such as new helmets, magnetic boots and blankets – and of course, magnetic safety stirrups. Magnetic safety stirrups are safe and stylish Magnetic safety stirrups are made safety …

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magnetic safety stirrups by Ophena

Safety stirrups materials – what are safety stirrup made of?

If you have ever taken a closer look at stirrups, you may have noticed that they are not always similar. Many times, you will notice that safety stirrups have different designs, colors and they are even made of different materials. In this article, we will look at different safety stirrups materials and their pros and …

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Buying a new saddle for your horse

Which way do safety stirrups go?

Stirrups and more importantly safety stirrups are an essential part of your tack. No matter the discipline, chances are that you use stirrups on your saddle. When you buy a new saddle, it doesn’t come with safety stirrups: you have to buy them separately. Also, whenever you buy new safety stirrups, you have to detach …

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First European Medal in the 105-years-history of the Bulgarian Equestrian Sport. Won with Ophena.

A special moment for the Bulgaria: 14-year-old Aya Miteva has won the very first European junior championship medal in the 105-year history of Bulgarian equestrian sport. After five clear rounds and a clear jump-off, using the Ophena stirrups, she made it to individual bronze! Petar, proud father of Aya says: As a parent, safety has …

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Eventing riders

The best safety gear for eventing riders – what you should consider

Eventing is a sport that’s is full of adrenaline: horses are excited, riders are focused and the spectators are cheering for their favorite riders. In an eventing show, eventers have to complete three tests at every competition. They include dressage, showjumping, and cross-country. While dressage is fairly safe, showjumping and cross-country tests can be a …

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Safety stirrups for kids

Safety stirrups for kids – how to pick the right ones?

Safety stirrups are essential for everyone, regardless of their discipline, level or even age. Adults and kids alike need safety stirrups that will release their foot in case of a fall. In fact, compared to adult stirrups, there are a few different things that you need to consider when it comes to safety stirrups for …

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