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  • Guide to Safety Stirrups

    Safety stirrup innovation and design have really taken off in the last few years. We've come along way from the humble Peacock Stirrup! But are you confused by all of the options? Here's our guide to some of 2019's best technical safety stirrups.

    FreeJump Soft'Up Pro

    The Soft'Up and Soft'Up Pro Stirrups from FreeJump feature a shock absorbing single branch and a flexible plastic outer which bends outwards, releasing your foot in the event of a fall. These stirrups have an extra wide grip foot plate to keep you comfortable in the saddle with the Pro version having small metal grips as an extra security. The stirrups have a 45 degree angle to give the perfect leg position and an open eye to allow for compatibility with any stirrup leather. They're available in a variety of traditional and vibrant colours to coordinate with any outfit.

    Acavallo Alupro Safety Stirrup


    The Arena Alupro Safety Stirrups from Acavallo features a similar Single Branch design to the FreeJump stirrups but have a quick release arm that swings away in the event of a fall. Once triggered, the breakaway arm can be simply clicked back into place. These stirrups feature a wide foot plate with pyramid grip and a shock absorbing structure capable of dispersing short impacts. The stirrups under test have relieved foot, back and knee problems and are a suitable model for riders with orthopedic issues.

    TechStirrups Venice


    The TechStirrups Venice have a hinged arm which swings away when a certain amount of force is applied. A magnet at the top holds the arm in place during normal workloads. The patented grip pattern avoids accumulation of mud and water, maintaining superb grip at all times. The stirrup is approved for use in British Eventing and comes in 12 different colour combinations.

    In summary...

    FreeJump Soft'Up Pro - Flexible plastic arm, shock absorbing, 10+ colours

    Acavallo Alupro - Quick release hinged arm, shock absorbing, 7 colours

    TechStirrup Venice - Magnetic hinged arm, doesn't shock absorb, BE approved, 12 colours

  • Black Friday Countdown Deals!

    Why wait 'til Black Friday? We're releasing a super deal each day in the run up to Black Friday. Here's our best deals this week:


    https://www.hopevalleysaddlery.co.uk/ariat-challenge-square-toe-zip-paddock-boot.html
    Massive savings on Ariat Challenge short and long boots. The Ariat Challenge Square Toe paddock boot uses Ariat's ATS footbed,  made with calf leather upper and moisture wicking lining. The boot has a heel pull tab for ease when putting on the boot. Made with an antique brass zipper and logo hardwear, the challenge square toe also sports a punched toe cap, spur rest and duratred outsole. 


    https://www.hopevalleysaddlery.co.uk/hope-valley-forty-winks-dog-bed.html
    Where else can you buy a dog bed in a rainbow of colours for just £11? Our Forty Winks dog beds are made of super soft fleece that's easy to care for and machine washable.


    https://www.hopevalleysaddlery.co.uk/tredstep-sun-chic-50-fuschia.html
    The Sun Chic 50 is ground breaking with Sun protection built into the fabric which means it will not diminish after washing. Tredstep’s fabric has been given the following rating after testing, UVA 99.2%, UVB 99.6% and an UPF rating of 50+.The Sun Chic 50 is ultra-cool, extremely soft and comfortable with a front quarter zip and exquisite detailing, perfect for competing, schooling and everyday wear. 

    Keep your eyes peeled for more super offers in the run up to Black Friday! The stock you see on the website is the stock we have so don't leave it too late...

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