The MDC Sport Classic Stirrups feature the same revolutionary design features of the MDC intelligent stirrups but are much lighter than the standard MDC stirrups. They feature a wide aluminium tread that offers increased stability and a low profile for a neat elegant look. The MDC Sport Classic has a solid foot plate.
- Patented adjustable top for better stirrup position and proven reduction of ankle, knee, hip & back pain.
- Wide base of support releases pressure under the foot and greatly increases traction for more security.
- Secure, non-slip foot pad.
- Lighter in weight than our standard model, but still offering enough weight to have the stirrup hang true
- Interchangeable wide or traditional width pads for all riding disciplines.
- Bright finishes of stainless steel & polished aluminium maintain an elegant and traditional look in the show ring.
Features shared by the Intelligent stirrup series; MDC Ultimate, MDC Comfort, MDC Super Sport, & MDC Sport Classic:
Finally, an Intelligent Stirrup!!!
The MDC Intelligent Stirrups® are a revolutionary new stirrup design that positions your stirrups where YOU want them. Riders can now select any of three preset stirrup positions: traditional, 45 degrees or 90 degrees. You can customize your stirrups to the setting that best suits you, your horse and your riding application. This Feature is a First in Modern Stirrup Technology! The preset angle improves leg, calf and foot position, relieves pressure on hips, knees and ankles, as well as reducing leg burns. The MDC Intelligent Stirrups® are easily retrievable, making your performance more precise and much safer. Additionally, the open stirrup angles greatly reduces the danger of being hung up and seriously injured.
Releases Pressure on Ankles, Knees, Hips and Back
Many stirrups claim that they release pressure on the ankles, knees hips and back but do not explain how this happens. The MDC Intelligent Stirrups® are truly more comfortable due to the fact that these stirrups come to you and not you to them. Our preset angles match your specific body needs and work to promote a greater harmony with your body alignment. Anyone with any stiffness or previous injuries will immediately feel this release of pressure on their joints.
Once the rider presets the stirrups at 45 degrees, instantly they notice that the leather is applying ½ the pressure across their shin as a normal stirrup. This reduction in leather pressure reduces leg burns, but still gives the rider who relies on this pressure the feeling that they desire. Should the rider lose their iron, the MDC Intelligent Stirrups® will tend to leave a clear opening making the stirrup easily retrievable. This increase in stirrup retrieval puts the rider back in control and allows them to proceed and compete at their highest possible efficiency. 45 Degrees seems to be the preferable preset angle for Show Jumpers and Event Riders.
Presetting the irons at 90 degrees results in no leather pressure across the shin and leaves the iron completely open for retrieval. At 90 degrees, the MDC Intelligent Stirrups® are preforming at their maximum level: no leather burns, maximum retrieval and the greatest safety, as the stirrup tends to remain open allowing the dislodged rider to clear the stirrup safely and easily. 90 Degrees seems to be the preferable preset for Dressage, Endurance and Trail Riders as well as general flat riding applications.
Sizes: 4 ½" , 4 ¾" & 5"
Need help choosing between the different models click here
Risk free trial - ride in these stirrups for a week and if you are not convinced they are the most comfortable stirrups you've ever owned send them back for a full refund.
2008 World Cup Champion • United States Olympic Team
"MDC Stirrups are the best and most comfortable stirrups I have ever tried! I highly recommend them!"
2008 Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event Winner • Gold Medal Pan American Games
"MDC Stirrups have helped my leg position. Their unique adjustability makes it possible to custom fit your stirrup to your riding needs."
Winningest Grand Prix Rider in United States History
"The MDC Stirrups reduce concussion and release pressure throughout my entire leg. From ankles to knees to hips, they are more comfortable and provide a great base for competitive riding at all levels."
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."
- Comfort: Releases pressure on ankes, knees and hips.
- Easily Retrievable allowing you to ride at an optimal level.
- Safety: reduction of the iron's natural desire to grab the foot.
- Adjustable angles to compliment each side of your body.
- Preset angles that tend to stay in place should you lose your irons.
- The reduction or elimination of leg burns.
- Easy access to the offside iron when mounting.
- Ergonomic Design that works With Your Body and not against it.
- Solid foot plate
Stirrup Sizing Chart. Please Consult Before Purchasing.
Stirrup measurements are taken from the inside branch of the stirrup across the tread to the other inside branch. Stirrups that are too small are more difficult to retrieve and may not release your foot easily during a fall.
MDC Stirrups™ are true sized. We have taken into account the rubber sleeves and create a true opening of either 4 ¼”, 4 ½”, 4 ¾” or 5” unlike other hinged products whose openings are smaller than advertised. MDC's patented design allows for more escape room from the top of the tread to the top of the inner stirrup arch. Modern stirrups are taller than they are wider. This increased area allows for more ease in escaping a stirrup during a fall than designs with less clearance area.
30 Day Returns
MDC stirrups saving my hips and kneesBy: Bianca Ring on 20 March 2020I absolutely love these stirrups! They have taken the strain out of both my knees and my hips like no other stirrups ever have. They allow me to keep a closer contact without pain and also no pressure on my shins from the stirrup leathers.
Super ComfortableBy: Kristy on 27 November 2018Love these stirrups, they have stopped me always trying to reposition the stirrup under my foot due to the wider tread and the stirrup sitting in a better position. Super fast delivery as always and lots of extra info came with these stirrups. Thanks Ashbree!
AwesomeBy: Jo Pope on 17 March 2017After an ankle injury, these stirrups were great at helping to reduce pain and fatigue.
Best money I have ever spent!By: Emily Triffitt on 26 April 2016I have chronic shin splints and compartment syndrome in my lower legs, and have really struggled to ride over the past 12 months due to the pain and discomfort experienced. I was considering giving up jumping, as I had incredible lactic pain, and my legs would go numb and I would lose all control over my lower leg. A coach recommended these stirrups to me, particularly because they have the wider foot plate, are heavier than normal stirrups and that they are much safer (open feature). I was sceptical that something so little as changing my stirrups could make such a difference, but I am incredibly glad I took the chance and tried these. I have gone from not being able to walk for 30mins - 1hr after a ride to being able to get off and walk around normally. The pressure has been released from my shins (I didn't even realise that normal stirrups put so much pressure on your shins!!) and I am able to utilise my lower leg much more without the numbness! I am feel much safer knowing that I am able to regain my stirrup easily if I lose it, and the battle to regain a stirrup is no longer a problem. My position is much better jumping now and I feel the wider footplate also attributes to this. The team at Ashbree were lovely and helpful when I called asking about sizing and which model to select. Will buy from Ashbree again in the future!
STIRRUPSBy: Vicki Wellsmore on 29 May 2015I have only ridden in theses irons a few times but have noticed my leg is no were near as sore as before,not quite so with my back yet but am sure with more ridding I will see an improvement I am happy how the irons keep under my foot when my foot slips at times. look good to.
Great stirrupsBy: Andi on 15 April 2015I bought these stirrups to help with ankle pain. They didn't completely relieve but did help a bit. I'm also really liking not having to search for a stirrup when getting on. I've also found that without the stirrup leather wrapping around my lower leg as with tradition stirrups, my lower leg feels closer to the horse, and more able to wrap around it. This option is great for stability with the wide foot bed and fixed sides it gives your foot a solid place to rest. I recommend these stirrups, they look pretty traditional but sit much better.
LOVE THESE!By: Eve MacLean on 11 August 2013These stirrup irons are great. So comfortable to ride in and they look fantastic too. I love the extra wide stirrup tread! Highly recommend!