Author - Anton F.

Ophena, the distinguished equestrian brand hailing from Sweden, is at the forefront of redefining safety, performance, and style for the ambitious rider. Embracing the fusion of technology and elegance, we are dedicated to reshaping form and function from the ground up, crafting products engineered for the utmost in performance and reliability. Our core belief centers on empowering every rider with confidence while adorning them in fashion.

Headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, we are the vanguard in pioneering innovative products that transcend the conventional standards, catering to the needs of the ambitious rider. Our meticulous designs prioritize the delicate balance between functionality and the refinement of design elegance.

At Ophena, your satisfaction is guaranteed. Our commitment extends beyond the product itself, ensuring a carbon-neutral delivery process. We offset our carbon footprint primarily through impactful technology like direct air capture and mineralization. Operating with sustainability at our core, our eCommerce store and offices thrive on 100% renewable energy, while our products are meticulously crafted for durability.

Our journey commenced in 2017 with a mission to craft a safer and better stirrup. After conducting extensive rider interviews and evaluating available safety stirrups, our findings were concerning. Shockingly, over 60% of riders we surveyed expressed fear of entrapment in their stirrups, even in those marketed as “safety stirrups.” This fear was not limited to novices but extended to seasoned riders, resulting in diminished confidence, hindering the riding experience and progression.

At Ophena, we are dedicated to transforming this landscape, ensuring riders feel secure and confident in every ride, free from these anxieties and setbacks.