Magnetic Safety Stirrups
Can I use magnetic stirrups in competition?
Is there a body weight limit or minimum weight?
How do I release my feet from the stirrup to dismount?
Are the magnetic stirrups available in different sizes?
How should I care for my Ophena Magnetic Stirrups?
Can I test the magnetic stirrups before purchase?
How much do the stirrups weigh?
I'm afraid of falling out on the open side. Is that a risk?
Do Ophena S stirrups fit Western saddles?
Are Ophena magnetic stirrups suitable for Para Riders?
Do I need special riding boots?
How strong is the magnetic connection?
Are magnetic fields dangerous for me or my horse?
How wide is the stirrup's tread / footbed?
How is a magnetic grip different from traditional stirrups?
Are Ophena's magnetic stirrups shock absorbent?
Can I use magnetic stirrups with metal implants or a cardiac pacemaker (PM)?
How long will the magnets of Ophena's magnetic system last?
The magnetic connection seems to be too weak / too strong
Is there a left and a right stirrup or are they interchangeable?
Everything on Smart Attach™, Ophena's Stirrup Attachment System.
Why Ophena is the Safer Option.
How durable is the colour of Onyx Black?
Shall I choose Ophena S or Ophena S Pro?
Ophena's Magnetic System and its Benefits
The stirrups repel my boots. How can I solve this?
Should I alternate between my Ophena magnetic stirrups and my traditional stirrups to not lose habit?
It looks like the magnets in my insoles broke. Is that the case?
Do I need to use the magnetic insoles?
I already have insoles in my riding boots. Can I use them together with your insoles?
What is the difference between Standard and PLUS insoles?
Are the insoles included?
Where will my foot be attached to the stirrup?
Which size shall I choose for the insoles?
Can I buy magnetic insoles separately?
How often should I replace the magnetic insoles?
Can I use the magnetic insoles together with heated insoles?
Safety Stirrups (non-magnetic)
Are these stirrups allowed for competition?
Can I test the stirrups before purchase?
How does the safety mechanism work?
Are these stirrups shock-absorbant?
Are the silicone pieces (Twisters) included?
Are these stirrups suitable for kids?
How wide is the tread?
Can I combine the magnetic insoles with the Ophena A safety stirrups?
What is the Twister made of?
Can I re-use the Twister if it falls out?
How durable is the color of the Ophena A?
Can I purchase replacement treads?
How much do they weigh?
How do I assemble the Twister?
Can I purchase additional Twisters?
Which saddle pad size shall I choose?
Is the saddle pad durable?
How do I care for my saddle pad?
On which side is the Ophena logo?
Order and Payment
Can I pay in instalments / monthly rates?
Can I use several gift cards in one order?
I changed my mind. How can I cancel my order?
Can I change my shipping address after I ordered?
How can I pay?
Can I order in another language?
Can I pay with Klarna?
I made a mistake, can I change my order?
Can I order in my local currency?
Where can I buy Ophena products?
I ordered, but haven't received an order confirmation via email.
Delivery and customs
I have still not received my package. When will it arrive?
Will I need to pay customs, import duty or other taxes on my ordered products?
Do my shipping and billing address need to be the same?
Which shipping services do you use?
Special Customs Requirements
How long does the delivery take?
How much does shipping cost?
From where do you ship orders?
Which countries do you deliver to?
How will I know my order has been dispatched?
BREXIT: Do UK customers have to pay import taxes?
Norway: How much are the customs charges when ordering to Norway?
Money-back guarantee and returns
What is your 60-day Money-Back Guarantee?
When does the 60-day risk-free trial start?
How do I return my product?
Does engraving affect my 60-day money back guarantee?
How do I add engraving to the product?
How does the engraving look?
What can I engrave on my stirrups?
Is the engraving durable?
Will you engrave both stirrups?
Can I engrave both stirrups with different texts?
Can I choose the position of the engraving on the stirrups?
How long does the engraving process take?
Why are gift cards a great gift?
How long does it take to receive a gift card?
Can I purchase gift cards in currencies other than Euro?
Can I have a physical gift card?
Do gift cards expire?
Can I use multiple gift cards in one order?
Contact our Team
Updated by Jessica Marin
The Ophena A features our patent-pending 360° Double Safety Release Technology.
This technology allows the sidebar (Twister™) to release your feet at two independent points and in any direction. It thereby solves common flaws of other types of safety stirrups and offers in particular these three advantages:
- Direction of pressure: Depending on how exactly you fall, your foot may be pushing to the side, backwards, or even forwards against the sidebar. Many release mechanisms are designed to open when a certain force is applied in a certain direction (usually 90° to the side). If, for instance, you fall in a way so that your foot pulls backwards, that mechanism may simply not open. That's where our 360° Double Safety Release Technology is superior and brings a higher level of safety, because the Twister™ can release in any direction.
- Placement of pressure: Most safety stirrups have a release mechanisms that is not only dependent on the direction of your fall, but also on where exactly your foot applies pressure on the mechanism during the fall. Some mechanisms may open easier when your foot pushes against the top, others when your foot pushes against the bottom (Law of the Lever). Our Double Safety Release relies much less on where exactly your foot applies the pressure.
- Single safety vs double safety: Lastly, the twister can release at two independent points. One of them would be enough to allow your foot to escape, but usually both points will release. This has a huge safety advantage, because it adds a second safety feature, where other safety stirrups offer only one.
Release Mechanism relies on...
Other safety stirrups
...direction of pressure
A lot (often only one direction works)
Barely (360° release technology)
...placement of pressure
Substantial (law of the lever)
...amount of safety releases
One point (e.g. one spring, one screw etc.)
Two points (double safety release)
All of the above possibilities are largely out of your control. You simply cannot "fall as you are supposed to". That's why we designed our safety stirrups with the above advantages.
And this is how it looks when the Twister releases: