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Choosing the perfect stirrup for your horse riding discipline – whether pleasure riding, eventing, showjumping, hacking or dressage!

Is it time to update your stirrup irons? If you have recently purchased a saddle, maybe they came with the saddle… or maybe you are a very traditional equestrian enthusiast, love the look of an old-fashioned stainless steel Fillis stirrup iron, but haven’t tried the more modern, polymer-blend alternatives?

If that’s the case, why not check out a technologically-advanced stirrup, like Royal Rider’s exciting range?

We will help you choose a stirrup for horse riding that’s right for you:

Your choice of stirrup should of course depend on your discipline.
For example, pleasure riders often like wider stirrups, partly because they may ride in wider boots if they’re hacking, but also as they often ride with a longer length, and need the stirrups to take more weight.

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Are you looking for ways to improve your jumping position and performance?

If you’re a jumping enthusiast, then you will no doubt know the importance of selecting the right stirrups for the job!

Since 1998, Royal Rider’s commitment has been to design unique, elegant, technical and technological stirrups that out-perform their competition, in all riding disciplines. We were the first to introduce technical materials used in the automotive and motorcycle sectors to design brackets that could support the athletic movements of the rider, over jumps, in flatwork, in gallop, and also in endurance and polo. Our stirrups encapsulate passion, joy, emotion and beauty.

 

Can your stirrups enhance your riding performance?

But can your stirrups actually enhance your riding performance? We believe the answer is, yes. A highly engineered stirrup like those made by Royal Rider helps aid rider balance; when jumping, it helps the rider keep their stirrup iron on the approach, take off, jump, landing and get-away; and of course, cleverly-designed stirrups such as the RR T3 (pictured far below), combine ergonomics and resistance, allowing the rider to maintain the correct position of their foot, and achieve greater balance over a fence.

(Also, in the event of a fall, the particular shape of the T3 allows the rider’s foot to free itself quickly.)

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