Valerie Vizcarrondo Pride is an American eventer, producer, trainer and eventing judge. She events under the Blue Clover Eventing banner.
We asked her for her top tips regarding stirrups:
“Nowadays, the range of stirrups available on the market varies hugely.
It’s no longer a simple choice between your traditional stainless steel stirrup iron or a safety iron; now you can get all types, sizes and colours, with many highly engineered versions that aid position and balance,” she says.
“If safety is important to you, perhaps if you have a green horse, or you want something with a quick release design to allow your foot to freely release from the stirrup, you could consider the RR T3 stirrup from Royal Rider.”
(Above – Valerie Vizcarrondo Pride at the Carolina International CCI and Horse Trials.)