MDC Intelligent Stirrups®-
Revolutionary new stirrup that positions your stirrups where YOU want them. Select any of three secure positions(L-R in photo): traditional, 45 or 90 degrees.
Customize your stirrups to the setting that best suits you and your horse for greater comfort, balance and safety. Preset angles improve leg, calf & foot position relieving pressure on ankles, knees, hips and back. The MDC Intelligent Stirrups® are ergonomically designed and engineered for correct, comfortable and balanced riding.
Easily retrievable, open stirrup angle greatly reduces danger of being hung up.
Awarded Product of the Year by Horse Journal Magazine (USA) and Editor’s Choice Award by Horse & Country Magazine (Canada).
Endorsed by elite US riders such as Guenter Seidel, Steffen Peters, Debbie Mc Donald, Beezie Madden, Margie Engle, Kim Prince, Linda Parelli, Schuyler Riley and Leslie Morse among others.
Imagine for a minute that you can design an English riding stirrup for the modern rider. What qualities would you look for?
1. Comfort: Releases pressure on ankles, knees and hips.
2. Easily Retrievable: allowing you to ride at an optimal level.
3. Safety: reduction of the iron\’s natural desire to grab the foot.
4. Adjustable angles to compliment each side of your body.
5. Preset angles that tend to stay in place should you lose your irons.
6. The reduction or elimination of leg burns.
7. Easy access to the offside iron when mounting.
8. Ergonomic Design that works With Your Body and not against it.
9. Available in either a traditional solid foot plate (Comfort Stirrup®) or hinged design (Ultimate Stirrup®).
Comfort Stirrup on the left and Ultimate Stirrup on the right
Ultimate Stirrup in action!
United States Olympic Team
"MDC Stirrups are the best and most comfortable stirrups I have ever tried! I highly recommend them!"
Three Time Olympic Medalist
"These are the most comfortable stirrups I have ever ridden in, it\’s like wearing your favorite shoes all day long. They are the best stirrups I have ever tried."
Parelli Natural Horsemanship
"I want to thank you for the stirrups which I\’ve been using in earnest. I love them. They fit perfectly with my concept of riding with "Fluidity" allowing riders to truly mold their legs around their horse and not have the stirrups interfere."
2004 Olympic Gold Medal • Athens United States Olympic Team • Two Time USEF Rider of the Year
"I\’ve stopped having pain in my knee caused by the concussion of landing. Finally, the stirrup and leather naturally fit my leg in the proper position, making my whole leg more comfortable…and no more leg burns! They\’re simply amazing! The MDC design makes so much sense, I can\’t believe stirrups weren\’t designed like this in the first place!!!"
CHERYL LAWRENCE, FEI RIDER AND TRAINER
MEMBER, TASMANIAN STATE DRESSAGE SQUAD
Cheryl had recently undergone laparascopic knee surgery for an injury and ongoing pain. She had continued to experience significant knee pain even after the surgery.
“Weeks ago I was unable to ride without knee pain but since using the MDC Intelligent stirrups riding is not only possible but enjoyable again and most of all I am able to ride constructively as proven with Blackwood’s score in the Inter II on the weekend.
Adding to this, the week before last I went skiing for a week. With my knee problem I was able to ski for the first three days but was unable to move off my bed on the 4th day. However, when I returned home I was able ride quite comfortably on the Sunday. I believe this is the result of the Intelligent Stirrup!”
2003 World Cup Champion, 2004 Olympic Bronze Medal • Athens United States Olympic Team • 2005 World Cup Bronze Medal
"Customizing one\’s stirrup angles is a great development in riding technology. The MDC Intelligent Stirrups® are very comfortable and I really like the preset angles and the equal pressure they provide. I would recommend these stirrups to anyone at any level of riding."