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MDC Stirrups: Performance, Comfort & Safety
MDC Stirrups creates innovative stirrups for the modern rider, with show-legal options for every discipline. MDC Stirrups’ patented designs help the rider’s foot avoid getting caught in the stirrup in the event of a fall, absorb shock to relieve foot, ankle, and knee pain, and allow the rider to optimally position the stirrup against the horse’s side. These high-tech stirrups are available in both modern and traditional styling, so you can find the right features for you, whatever you ride!
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MDC Stirrups Features & Design
3 Stirrup Tops to Choose From
MDC Stirrups offers 3 different stirrup tops: a patented adjustable top, a patented “S” top, and a traditional stirrup top. The adjustable top allows the rider to set the position of the stirrup at the optimal angle to the horse’s body, and even set different angles for each stirrup for a horse with asymmetrical conformation. the “S” top gives riders the advantage of improved leg position from the most popular 45 degree stirrup setting, while maintaining a traditional look for the show ring.
The adjustable and S tops have the added benefit of greater safety in the event of a fall. Studies have shown that the tendency of the stirrup to return to its original position–flat against the horse’s side–is a major factor in a rider’s foot getting caught in the stirrup. MDC stirrups at a 45 degree angle and a 90 degree angle tend to stay open against the horse’s sides, allowing for easier stirrup retrieval and less chance of a rider’s foot getting caught. Of course, no stirrup can guarantee a rider’s safety, so please remember the risks inherent to equestrian sports and exercise good sense!
MDC Super Sport Stirrup
Adjustable Top in zero degrees setting
MDC Sport Classic Stirrup
Adjustable Top at 45 degrees setting
MDC Super Sport Stirrup
Adjustable Top at 90 degrees setting
MDC S Classic Stirrup
“S” series 45 degree top
Multi-Pivot Point Flexible Sides
MDC Stirrups’ patented Multi-Pivot Point Sides provide high-tech shock absorption and can reduce pain in a rider’s ankles, knees, hips, and back.
Aluminum Tread in Wide or Traditional Width
MDC’s ultra low-profile, high-traction aluminum tread offers additional comfort and support, and easily releases in a fall. The tread will not cut boots, breaches, or saddle leather–which we love! A 45-degree trailing edge increases foot stability. The Wide Tread, which comes standard, provides an increased base of support for your foot while maintaining a clean, streamlined look for the show ring.
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The MDC ‘S’ Classic Stirrup features traditional styling and MDC’s patented 45 degree ‘S’ positioning technology. Combined with MDC’s ultra-low profile, high traction aluminum tread, the MDC ‘S’ Classic™ delivers improved stirrup and leg position, greater base of support, relieves pressure on ankles, knees, hips and back, is easily retrievable and safer in the event of a fall. The ‘S’ Classic stirrup has a wide tread. This stirrup is ideal for jumping, dressage, eventing, polo, endurance, and trail riding.
The MDC ‘S’ Flex stirrup features multi-pivot flex points to absorb shock through the sides. The ‘S’ Flex stirrup also features MDC’s patented 45 degree ‘S’ positioning technology for improved safety in the event of a fall. The ultra-low profile and high-traction of the aluminum tread provides a greater base of support. Wide tread.
The MDC Ultimate stirrup combines a multi-pivot point for flexible sides and an adjustable top. The flexible sides reduce concussion and relieve pain in the ankle, knees, hips, and back. Because of the preset open top positions, MDC Ultimate stirrups do not turn back against the horse’s sides as aggressively when lost, allowing you to more easily regain your stirrups when lost. Available in silver/gray.
The MDC Hunter Classic stirrup has all the features of MDC’s top-of-the-line Sport Classic stirrup with a traditional stirrup leather opening and traditional sides that provide the right look for showing in all traditional riding disciplines. The ultra-low profile tread is practically invisible in the show ring, allowing all the benefits of MDC’s advanced tread with the classic lines of traditional stirrups.
The MDC Hunter Classic stirrup is lighter than MDC standard model stirrups, but still has enough weight to allow the stirrups to hang true without the “fly away” effect of overly light stirrups. The wide aluminum tread provides plenty of traction with a 45 degree trailing edge for easy retrieval.
The MDC Jumper Classic stirrup has all the features of MDC’s top-of-the-line Super Sport stirrup with a traditional stirrup leather opening. Multi-pivot flex sides absorb shock and reduce pain in the rider’s ankles, knees, and hips. The MDC Jumper Classic stirrup is lighter weight than the rest of the line, with ultra low-profile wide aluminum tread and 45 degree trailing edge for traction and easy retrieval.
The MDC Sport Classic is designed for riders who appreciate the traditional look and benefits of a non-flex stirrup. MDC’s ultra-low profile, high traction aluminum tread, delivers more traction, support, comfort and easily releases in a fall. MDC’s advanced tread design does not cut your boots, breeches or saddle leather. The MDC Sport Classic has the same patented design as the MDC Comfort Stirrup with lighter weight and a superior tread. The MDC Sport Classic also features an adjustable top to allow the rider to easily adjust the position of their stirrups against the horse’s side.
Sizes 4.5″, 4.75″, and 5″. Silver. Available with traditional or wide tread.
The MDC Super Sport stirrup features multi-pivot flex sides and an adjustable top to allow the rider to easily set the position of their stirrup against the horse’s side. This stirrup has the same patented design as MDC’s Ultimate stirrup with a lighter weight and superior tread. The ultra-low profile wide aluminum tread delivers additional traction, support, and comfort and easily releases in case of a fall. MDC’s advanced tread design does not cut your boots, breeches, or saddle leather.
Sizes 4.5″, 4.75″, and 5″. Wide tread.
The MDC Comfort Stirrup is designed for riders who appreciate the traditional look and benefits of a non-flex stirrup. The adjustable stirrup top allows riders to put their stirrup in the optimal position against the horse’s side. Due to the preset open angles, MDC stirrups do not turn back against the horse’s side as aggressively as traditional stirrups when lost, which is the primary reason a rider’s foot can get caught during a fall. The MDC Comfort Stirrup features a traditional rubber footpad and traditional styling.
MDC Traditional Width Aluminum Treads are optional inserts designed to complement MDC Stirrups. These replacement treads are compatible with MDC Super Sport, MDC Sport Classic, MDC S Flex, MDC S Classic, MDC S Lite, MDC Jumper Classic, and MDC Hunter Classic stirrups. These treads are the width of a traditional foot pad, unlike the wide treads that come standard with many models of MDC stirrups.