Innovative safety stirrups from RID'UP®
The French label RID'UP is shaking up the market with a new concept in safety stirrups. With the RID'UP FUN and RID'UP PLUS products, it tackles a problem that is the cause of most injuries in equestrian sports: getting caught in the stirrup and - in the worst case - being pulled along by the horse.
The patented click joint on the stirrup attachment reduces the risk of such causes of injury, as it comes loose in the event of a fall and the entire stirrup falls away from the stirrup leathers.
This connection point brings further advantages: the stirrups are rotated 90° in the suspension, which means that the stirrup leathers lie flat against the saddle flap, the stirrups themselves are easier to pick up and the natural posture of the foot is supported. This in turn ensures a better posture for the rider and less stress on the joints.
The RID'UP PLUS model also comes with a sophisticated, flexible tread surface. Elastomer buffers under the tread contribute to better balance and effectively absorb shocks. The result: improved overall performance for the rider, which can easily add up to seconds in scores.
The closed system reduces the risk of stirrup breakage, which can often be observed with open systems of modern stirrups. Especially for jumping this feature is a plus for safety.
The advantages at a glance:
SAFETY: patented safety snap system (joint connection)
BALANCE: articulated clip, flexibility and movement for an optimized positioning
COMFORT: 90° suspension and positioning - the stirrup leathers stay flat on the saddle flap and there is automatically a natural positioning of the foot
RESISTANCE: Composition of polyamide with fibres and Ixef clip
GRIP: Two rows of spikes for optimum grip