Horse and rider safety is at the forefront of manufacturers minds with designers pushing the boundaries in terms of personal styling and uniqueness while the safety aspect is continually tested. Our sport can be challenging enough without poorly performing equipment which may cause, or increase the severity of, a fall. Glaze & Gordon Country and Equestrian source only the best performing products for the equine market and are proud to be one of only a few stockists of MDC Stirrups™ in the U.K.
MDC Stirrups™ innovative and patented technology sets them fields ahead of their competition. The inventor of these incredible stirrups, Martin D. Cohen, started out with the question, ‘is there any reason that stirrups should lay flat against the horse’s side?” With the answer being an absolute “NO”, Martin set about creating forward facing stirrups with safety and comfort on top of the checklist. The adjustable top was born which means these stirrups can be placed flat, at 45°or 90°to the horse’s side. Martin is so passionate about these products that he personally handles and responds to consumer enquiries – a benefit you rarely witness from a leading entrepreneur.
Not only that, but MDC Intelligent Stirrups® are available with Multi-Pivot Point, shock absorbing sides which offer many benefits to the comfort of the rider so you can find which position suits you best, resulting in reduced stress on your hips, ankles, knees, and back. Performance, comfort, position and safety are the hallmarks of MDC’s patented line of stirrups making MDC Stirrups™ the favourite of many of today’s top riders including American Polo player, Nic Roldan. International 8 goal player and American team captain Nic trialled the stirrups for a whole year before committing and is now a proud ambassador of the brand.
These stirrups truly combine safety with practicality – their comfort and stability is unrivalled. They’re great for cross country, show jumping or trail hunting as they’re just so easy to get your stirrup back should you lose it. Their design also offers lower leg stability and positioning for dressage so really has been designed to offer the maximum number of benefits to across a plethora of equestrian disciplines. The expertly designed aluminium tread offers an increased level of traction as well as ultimate support and comfort, easily releasing in a fall. The ultra-low profile tread is practically invisible in the show ring, allowing all the benefits of the advanced, superior design with the classic style of traditional stirrups. It’s where safety gets stylish.
Glaze & Gordon are among the first in the U.K. to stock this exceptional product after months of researching and testing.
“We were driven to find them after my sister’s cheaper stirrups from a well known brand broke (the metal snapped) out trail hunting. After that we committed to spending more on a pair of stirrups with safety and durability at their core,” founder Becs explains.
Glaze & Gordon stock three of the designs; the MDC ‘Super Sport’ Stirrup (£169), the MDC ‘S’ Classic/Flex (£155) and MDC ‘Ultimate’ Stirrup (£169). The Super Sport is a lighter stirrup with a wider, aluminium tread; the S range is the more traditional style and the Ultimate poses shock absorbing sides to reduce concussion and relieve pain in the ankle, knees, hips and back. Along with free shipping, Glaze & Gordon also offer a 30 day money back guarantee so if you’re not entirely satisfied with the performance of the product, you’re welcome to a full refund, even if the product has been used.
The MDC Intelligent Stirrups® are available in various widths from 4.25” to 5” to ensure yours is the perfect fit. Ensuring a correct fit in a stirrup is an important step of your stirrup selection and can offer multiple safety benefits.