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*The Ultimate Shock Absorbtion for both you & your horse*
VIP Original using VEteq has been designed to provide the best impact protection for you and your horse. It is uniquely designed to be a high performance saddle pad every day.
Fits most shapes of saddle up to 18” including side saddles and some Western saddles. Impact protection, slimline, all you have to do is choose your colour.
Superior textured structure gives high tensile strength, the key to maintaining shape under extreme and prolonged compression
Soft, flexible and seamless with no pressure causing trims
Moulds to your horses back like a low profile second skin
A thin film gullet eliminates pressure on the horse’s spine
Only 8mm thick so does not alter your saddle fit
Bobbles increase surface area, alleviating pressure points and evenly distributing weight
Non-sticky, does not cause friction or pluck hair when removed
Made from a unique viscoelastic polymer called VEteq TM
Rigorously tested worldwide in 40 years of scientific research
Universally trusted in human clinical and sporting settings for its superior pressure
Provides impact and sheer force reducing qualities
Draws and disperses heat from the horses back, regulating temperature
Hypoallergenic, easily cleanable and does not support bacterial growth
It is so effective as a skin fat substitute that it is used to protect skin during radiotherapy. It is also a component in spaceship harnesses, military gun recoil pads and body armour, stunt clothing and even in American football helmets to prevent concussion.
Technically ‘The VIP’ is not a gel but a viscoelastic polymer called VEteq, this means it is not rubber based. The VIP is designed to absorb shock as opposed to other products which compress and rebound. The VIP has a very high tensile strength. On a molecular level the raw material looks like honeycomb. This also means that under pressure regardless of what forces are applied to it,the product keeps a uniform thickness, in part thanks to our ‘bobble’ design.
Rubber based foams may feel squishy and soft but once compressed that is it. The VIP has a very high tensile strength. On a molecular level the raw material looks like honeycomb. This also means that under pressure regardless of what forces are applied to it,the product keeps a uniform thickness, part in thanks to our ‘bobble’ design.
Available in Black, Blue, Coffee, Gold or White in Full size
- The black VIP is popular for dressage, especially for those with black tack yet still subtle when used in conjunction with a white saddle cloth.
- The blue VIP is popular in eventing and showjumping. It is striking and fun; guaranteed to showcase your wild side.
- The coffee brown VIP has a classic look under brown saddles.
- The gold VIP is slightly translucent and subtly adopts the colour tones of the saddle cloth underneath it.
- The warm white VIP looks crisp and unobtrusive on a white saddle cloth. It is perfect for competitions.
We are one of the largest independent retailers of VIP in the UK and a verified premium stockist giving us access to the entire range. Our sales advisors all use these products on a daily basis so are able to offer you expert advice. If you need any assistance in selecting the right item for you or your horse please don't hesitate to contact us.