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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...
Buy safety stirrups online - what to do and how to pick the right stirrups
Nowadays, we handle many things online: banking, buying clothes, and even ordering pizza can be done online from the comfort of your own home. Equestrians tend to use online orders for their advantage too, as many riders order tack and...
Quick release stirrups for dressage riders - what's the best option?
When you are showing your horses in dressage, you have to keep up with strict rules, especially when it comes to tack and dress code. For instance, in showjumping, you can pick whatever kind of quick release stirrups or safety...
Magnetic safety stirrups as jumping stirrups - how does it work?
Showjumping and eventing are disciplines that are fun to watch and even more fun to do yourself. However, these sports are packed with adrenaline and situations where you have to make split-second decisions. Sometimes, those decisions may not the correct,...
Which are the best jumping stirrups?
Stirrups are a very essential part of your tack regardless of your discipline. Especially showjumpers and eventers have to consider the choice of their jumping stirrups carefully, as the best option is to get safety stirrups, and there are many...
Should I buy safety stirrups online?
When you buy a saddle, most of the time you will have to buy your stirrup leathers and safety stirrups separately. In this day and age, we tend to do many things online, including shopping for our tack. So, it...
Why magnetic safety stirrups are the best kind of safety stirrups - read more!
In the past few years, riders have become more and more safety-conscious and they have started to take their safety into account more. For instance, did you know that after Charlotte Dujardin, an Olympic gold medalist in dressage, fell off...
Top things you should teach your young horse early on
Summertime means that we get to meet many new foals. Pastures are full of happy moms with their newborn babies and their owners are even happier. Training a foal and a young horse can be very rewarding, thought at times...
Magnetic safety stirrups are an important part of the safety gear
Riding horses is fantastic and it is a great hobby for kids and adults alike. There is so much you can do with horses, from dressage to showjumping, trail riding and cross country. Adrenaline and excitement are a part of...
Magnetic safety stirrups - FAQ answered!
Magnetic safety stirrups are the newest invention in the equestrian world. As technology advances, our tack can advance too! Long gone are the days of regular stirrups that don't release in case of an accident - safety stirrups come in...