7 Things that you should always have in your show bag – don’t forget these!

Going to shows can be stressful, as there are many things to consider. You have to take into account loading time, driving time, tacking, warm up, checking in and so many other things. Also, horses don’t always care about the schedule us humans create, which can create other bumps on the road. However, we can …

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Magnetic safety stirrups at Ophena

Safety stirrups are essential – Why do riders get caught in stirrups?

Many have heard horror stores about riders getting caught in their stirrups. It is not uncommon that a rider falls and gets dragged behind a scared horse for meters upon meters. But why do riders get caught in stirrups and how can it be prevented? Are safety stirrups the only option? Four reasons why riders …

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Magnetic safety stirrups at Ophena

Why eventing riders should consider safety stirrups

Eventing is a very exciting and eventful sport. It requires so much endurance and strength from both the horse and the rider. In an eventing show, the rider has to complete three different sections: dressage, showjumping and cross-country. This is taxing and the horse needs to be in absolute top shape, as does the rider. …

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