Should I buy Ophena stirrups second hand?

Buying new tack for your horses can be very pricey. After all, quality leather, well-fitted saddles, and high-quality bridles cost money. Also, the rider needs a good helmet and comfortable boots. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. In fact, many riders consider buying certain things second hand. For instance, Ophena stirrups second hand can be more affordable than buying brand new ones. 

But, should you buy Ophena stirrups second hand and where can you get them?

Stirrups second hand - should you buy them?

First things first: should you buy stirrups second hand? Of course, stainless steel stirrups last for years and years, and the treading can always be changed. But when it comes to safety stirrups, you also have to take the safety mechanism into account. Is the mechanism still flawless when you buy stirrups second hand?

Should I buy Ophena stirrups second hand?

Ophena stirrups second hand can surely be bought from someone who is selling their old ones. And the good news about our stirrups is that the open design allows the rider’s foot to release easily, and there is no mechanism that could lock or get jammed. 

Also, we should mention that if you are on a budget and are looking to save some money when buying your safety stirrups, you can take a look at our B-stock.

Ophena stirrups second hand: B-stock

Ophena has something called B-stock. Stirrups and products in our B-stock are fully functional, but they have some aesthetic imperfections that have occurred in the manufacturing process. 

The B-stock stirrups are discounted by 20 % and they have a 60-day money-back guarantee, just like our magnetic safety stirrups and Ophena A that can be found in our shop.

Do you want to get your Ophena stirrups from B-stock and save some money? This is how you do it.

  1. Fill out a form on our Ophena B-stock
  2. Allow us 24 hours to confirm your order and to ask for final information
  3. We will send you a payment link 
  4. Your stirrups will ship to you as soon as possible

Stirrups second hand vs new stirrups

New stirrups are alluring, of course. Brand new stirrups that are shiny and that have never been used before are a good choice, but just like with everything else, brand new is more costly.

So, it is no wonder that many equestrians buy stirrups second hand. 

Typically, second hand stirrups are a good option that allow you to save some money. However, before purchasing second hand stirrups, you should inspect them carefully.

  • Check the integrity of the safety mechanism: does it work?
  • Check the frame of the stirrups: are there any cracks?
  • Check the treading: can you get new treading by buying new pads?

No worries though when purchasing Ophena B-Stock. Those products have been carefully checked by our staff.

Fancy yourself a pair of Ophena stirrups?

Ophena stirrups are available only online, and exclusively at Currently, we have three different stirrups: Ophena S, Ophena S Pro, and Ophena A.

Ophena S and Ophena S Pro are magnetic safety stirrups that are an excellent choice especially for showjumpers. They feature an open design, magnetic connection, and excellent treading. The ace in the sleeve is the Smart Attach™ -system that allows for easy attaching and detaching of your stirrups.

Ophena A is our new innovation that has been created for all disciplines, but especially keeping in mind the needs of dressage riders. It features new innovative technology, The Twister, that works as a safety mechanism; and they look absolutely beautiful.

Here is how you can buy your own Ophena stirrups

You can purchase your own Ophena stirrups exclusively at Here is how you can buy your own stirrups:

  1. Choose which stirrup you want
  2. Choose the color (and the size of your magnetic insole, if buying Ophena S or Ophena S Pro)
  3. Fill in your details
  4. Your stirrups will ship to you as soon as possible

You will have a 60-day money-back guarantee, because we are confident that you will love your stirrups, just like thousands of our customers do.

Have any questions? Do not hesitate to get in touch with us either via email or on our social media channels.