Innovative technology: Ophena manufactures magnetic safety stirrups for equestrians


Ophena is an innovative Swedish company that has found its niche: it develops and manufactures

manufacturer of safety stirrups on the market, it has utilized technology that no other manufacturer has.

Unique magnetic safety stirrups with a handy Smart Attach™-system and safety stirrups with patent-pending 360° double safety release technology have caught the attention of professional equestrians.

Safety stirrups with eye-catching technology

Currently, Ophena has three different stirrup models in its portfolio: Ophena S, Ophena S Pro, and Ophena A.

The first two, Ophena S and Ophena S Pro, are magnetic safety stirrups that feature a magnetic connection and an open design that together create a unique and innovative safety stirrup. As the open design allows for release of the rider’s foot in case of an accident, the magnetic connection keeps the rider’s foot in place during the ride.

Another feature worth mentioning is the Smart Attach™-system that has caught the eye of many equestrians: the system makes it easy to remove and attach the stirrups from the stirrup leathers without having to remove the stirrup leathers from the saddle – an innovation that every equestrian appreciates.

These magnetic safety stirrups are especially suitable for showjumpers and are even approved by the FEI for showjumping.

Ophena A with patent-pending 360° double safety release technology

Ophena A is the latest innovation from Ophena. As Ophena S and Ophena S Pro are approved by FEI for showjumping, Ophena wanted to create something that would be approved for dressage and eventing, too.

Ophena A is a regular safety stirrup without a magnetic connection, but it features a release system that utilizes technology never seen before: patent-pending 360° double safety release technology.

The outer side is closed by a silicone piece that has been anchored to the stirrup by two anchor points. Although The Twister sounds simple, it has a complex, highly functional geometry. Anchor-like ends that perfectly match their aluminum counterpart.

Also, Ophena has added integrated dampening to this stirrup model. Right below the tread, there is a cushioning element that provides comfort for the rider’s knees and ankles. Furthermore, the entire stirrup flexes to absorb harder impacts, making it also an excellent choice for showjumping.

Ophena A can be used for all disciplines.

Over 1300 five-star reviews

Over the years, Ophena has received over 1300 five-star reviews on their safety stirrups. Both amateur and professionals love how easy and safe the stirrups are, and speak highly of the design and how pleasing the stirrups are aesthetically.

In addition, many riders have reported decreased knee and hip pain during the ride, as well as improved posture and balance.

Exclusively at

Ophena keeps all the stirrups for sale in-house: this means that the safety stirrups are only available exclusively at You can order your stirrups in the shop with a 60-day money-back guarantee and they will arrive at your door as soon as possible.