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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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Quick release stirrups

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 stirrups you want, but in dressage, that is not the case. Dressage riders are not …

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Magnetic safety stirrups at Ophena

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 a horse and suffered a head injury, she has never gotten up on a horse …

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Magnetic safety stirrups are essential

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 most disciplines and working with a big animal can be very rewarding and build confidence, …

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