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How long stirrup leathers do I need?
Usually, stirrup leathers don't come with the saddle, so you will have to buy them separately. Your first goal is to have leathers that are long enough for your preferred discipline. Your second goal is to color-coordinate the leathers to...
Update your tack - get ready for the horse show season!
The new year is upon us. For the hard-working equestrians, it means that the new horse show season is coming up, too. No matter the discipline, you want to surely look your best in the show ring. And not just...
What is our Smart Attach feature in the magnetic safety stirrups?
Ophena manufactures magnetic safety stirrups that are more than just magnetic stirrups. In addition to adding magnets in the bottom of the stirrups and magnetic insoles, the safety stirrups feature and open side, foot stopper, beautiful design, and a Smart...
Magnetic safety stirrups - pros and cons
The equestrian world faces new tech constantly. New tack and equipment are created to help riders and horses as well as improve safety and well-being. Magnetic safety stirrups are one of the newest and coolest inventions. In fact, Ophena magnetic...
Magnetic insoles ship with Ophena safety stirrups
Did you know that the Ophena magnetic safety stirrups have been accepted by the equestrian public in the EU and the United States? It is because of their fascinating aesthetic and safety features. In addition, the unique magnetic safety stirrups...
The safest holiday present for equestrians
The holiday season is around the corner, this is a great time to start planning to buy gifts for your loved ones. Are you planning to buy a gift for those special people in your life, who love equestrian sports?...
Order safety stirrups online
Thanks to the internet, it is now very easy to order your Ophena magnetic safety stirrups online. The outstanding magnetic safety stirrups designed by Ophena are available for sale in many parts of Europe and the US. The stirrups designed...
Ophena stands out from the rest - here's how!
Did you know that The type of stirrups you use can influence your riding experience in many ways? In fact, all horse riding experts always stress the need to go for high-quality products, no matter what kind of tack you...
Breakaway stirrups vs. magnetic safety stirrups
The safety stirrups are excellent horse riding safety gear. In fact, every rider should have a pair of these stirrups. In the market, you will find two main options: the breakaway stirrups and the magnetic safety stirrups. In this article,...
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. However, in order to improve every horse rider’s...
Ophena is now available in Europe and in the USA
No matter your discipline, your horse riding experience can be more rewarding when 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...
No-Stirrup November - Ride without stirrups!
It's November, a wonderful time of the year and the no stirrup season has begun. The No-Stirrup November movement was started many years ago and today, riders all over the world participate. It is a great time for students and...
Safety stirrups and grip - what makes the grip good?
There are dozens of different safety stirrups on the market. Each of them has their own good features and things that they focus on. Some brands focus on beautiful design, some on safety aspects, some on the grip and some...
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 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....
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...
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...
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,...
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...
Are safety stirrups good?
Riding horses is an extreme sport and accidents happen - and you never know when they do. That is why all responsible riders wear a helmet, boots and possibly a safety vest. However, there is one more important safety gear...
Stirrups with the best grip - choose the right ones
It is easy to overlook the importance of stirrups. However, they are a very important part of your tack, especially in terms of safety. Stirrups with the best grip help you stay on and keep your foot in place, which...