How do Ophena stirrups work? Safety stirrups explained.

Ophena safety stirrups are innovative, unique, and loved worldwide. In fact, Ophena stirrups have received over 1500 five-star reviews, and both amateurs and professionals love the stylish safety stirrups. But how do Ophena stirrups work?

In this article, we will look at how Ophena safety stirrups can help you to perform better and how they work.

How do Ophena stirrups work

This article will examine how our three stirrup models, Ophena S, Ophena S Pro, and Ophena A, work. You will soon learn how easy and convenient (and safe) they are. Warning: you might want to purchase a pair for yourself after reading this article and taking a peek at our videos. 

Ophena stirrups have received excellent reviews.

From the beginning, Ophena safety stirrups were designed to provide equestrians with stylish and visually pleasing stirrups with safety features at the forefront. The main objective was to create safety stirrups to minimize the risk of a severe injury and maximize the rider's safety. 

Although our journey only started with one stirrup model, Ophena S, today we have three different stirrup models that you will get to familiarize yourself with by reading on.

So, if you are thinking, "How do Ophena stirrups work" look no further. We will explain this in detail below.

Ophena S

Ophena S is our magnetic safety stirrup. These stirrups are best suited for showjumpers, as magnetic safety stirrups are not currently allowed at dressage shows.

First, let's look at the features of our magnetic safety stirrups.

  • Open design that allows the rider's foot to release
  • Magnetic connection between the stirrup and the magnetic insole
  • Smart Attach™ -system for easier attachment and detachment of stirrups
  • Excellent grip 

Ophena magnetic safety stirrups are easy to use. First, you will slide your magnetic insole into your boot. Then, you will need to attach your stirrups to your saddle. 

In the video below, you will see precisely how to do it:

After you have attached your stirrups, you are ready to go for a ride! The following steps are the fun part. 

This is how Ophena's magnetic safety stirrups work and how easily you can get started. 

Ophena S: the benefits

Ophena S has excellent benefits that make the stirrups so desired in the equestrian field. 

  • The open design allows the rider's foot to release easier in case of an accident
  • The magnetic connection prevents your foot from slipping out of the stirrups, and decreases the chance of losing your stirrup during the ride
  • Can improve leg position 
  • Can improve balance and posture
  • Can decrease ankle, knee, and hip pain

Ophena A - the safety stirrup

Ophena A is our safety stirrup without magnets. This makes Ophena A suitable for all disciplines. Although this stirrup does not feature a magnetic connection, we have still developed patent-pending technology that you will not see elsewhere. 

Our Ophena A stirrups feature The Twister: a silicone piece that anchors at two points and releases in all directions when pressure is applied. Compared to the two other stirrups, Ophena A has improved integrated dampening, allowing better shock absorption.

Let's look at the features:

  • The Twister: patent-pending safety technology
  • Excellent grip
  • Integrated dampening
  • Suitable for all disciplines
  • Easy attachment and detachment

Here is how our Ophena A works:

To start with Ophena A, you must attach it to your stirrup leathers, and you are ready to go.

Ophena A - the benefits

The benefits of Ophena A differ from the other two just a tad. 

  • Excellent safety mechanism that allows the foot to release from the stirrup in case of an accident
  • Excellent grip (similar grip design to the Ophena S Pro)
  • Integrated dampening allows for better shock absorption, decreasing possible knee and ankle pain
  • Easy to attach and detach from stirrup leathers

Ready to buy yours? Get them at

You can get your own Ophena stirrups only at All you need to do is to add your desired stirrup model to the cart, choose your color, and add your shipping details. (For Ophena S, you will also need to select your insole size.)

  1. Choose the stirrup model you want
  2. Choose the color (silver or black)
  3. Choose the size of your magnetic insoles
  4. Decide if you want to engrave
  5. Fill in your shipping details

All Ophena stirrups have a 60-day money-back guarantee: that's how sure we are that you will love your new stirrups!

Also, remember to check out our Ophena Evolution saddle pad and our new riding wear selection.

Have you seen our stirrup leathers?

Ophena has released new stirrup leathers - have you seen them yet? Our high-quality stirrup leathers are soft and luxurious and they come in black, chocolate, and cognac. 

Our stirrups have a nylon core and they are made of top-grade calfskin. You can order yours while you add your new safety stirrups in the cart: our safety stirrups and new stirrup leathers go together perfectly.