Can I use the magnetic stirrups in competition?
Is there a body weight limit or minimum weight?
How do I release my feet from the stirrup?
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?
What is the Difference between Ophena S and Ophena T?
How strong is the magnetic connection?
Are magnetic fields dangerous for me or my horse?
How big is the stirrup's tread / footbed?
In which way is Ophena's 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 and Rose Temptation?
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?
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?
Can I order in another language?
Can I pay with Klarna?
I want to order for my company. Can I get a VAT exemption?
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 duty 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?
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?
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Updated by Simon Geldner
Traditional stirrups all work on the same principle: They try to establish a mechanical grip based on friction between the stirrups and the boots. Some do that better than others, but the basic principle is the same.
Some stirrup's treads are made from rubber, others from aluminum, others again from various types of plastics. Some promise additional grip through metal spikes, others through certain patterns. But eventually mechanical grip has one main disadvantage: since more grip is achieved through higher friction, we inevitably have higher wear of both stirrups and boots.
Now how is Ophena different? (Spoiler: 🧲)
Ophena's magnetic safety stirrups take a whole new approach to grip. Instead of trying to increase the mechanical connection, Ophena utilises a magnetic connection, which comes with several major advantages:
1. No friction. No wear.
Magnetic stirrups and boots wear less. Since the grip is established through the magnetic connection, there will generally be less friction (the magnetic system takes over here). Thus, boots and magnetic stirrups will survive the journey substantially longer.
And in case you were wondering, our magnets don't wear either. That means, your connection will be just as strong 10 years from now as it is today 💪.
2. Sand ⏳? Rain 🌧? Ice ❄️? No problem.
Many environmental factors like sand, dirt or moisture influence the grip in traditional stirrups. But - you guessed it - the magnetic connection really couldn't care less. It keeps the strength up and works invisibly through air, sand, layers of water or whatever else one tries to throw in their way (except of metals 😬). Brilliant, isn't it?