Meet the VIP Equestrian™ Original XL/Wide Pad

Achieve Equine, LLC, exclusive North America distributor of VIP Equestrian half pads announces an exciting addition to the VIP™ Original Half Pad line-up: the VIP Original XL/Wide. Filling a need for both western saddles and larger English saddles, the innovative design provides comfort and impact protection for both horse and rider. The XL/Wide size is designed to fit English saddle seat sizes 18.0″ and above and Western saddle seat sizes 15.0″ and above. With the widest tree point coverage and longest spine length of the VIP Original Half Pad range, this size also works well for very large horses and draft cross breeds.

VIP Equestrian Pads are made with a proprietary polymer called VEteq™. It is not a gel. This material is a unique, viscoelastic polymer that was designed over 50 years ago to prevent and treat pressure sores and ulcers in human medical settings. Rigorously tested worldwide in peer reviewed research, this polymer is the universal gold standard in impact protection. The material behaves like fat and skin and doesn’t leak or bottom out under pressure, providing a layer of cushion to the horse’s back.

The VIP is designed to complement a correctly fitted saddle. The Bobbles™ surface on the Pad have a small amount of movement, so when the VIP is placed properly with the Bobbles down, against the horse’s back, the soft tissues of the horse’s back can move. The smooth side of the VIP promotes maximum contact, saddle stability and has been reported to help reduce stress in rider’s backs, particularly for riders in equine therapy programs. With special holiday pricing through December 31st, it is an excellent time for both consumers and retailers to experience the VIP difference while receiving 15% off! For more information, please visit

 About Achieve Equine, LLC: Achieve Equine is a worldwide distributor of innovative, evidence-based products. We partner with carefully selected equine brands to deliver safe, functional and validated technologies that improve the health and safety of horse and rider. Achieve Equine is the maker of FLAIR® Equine Nasal Strips and the exclusive North American distributor of VIP Equestrian™ Half Pads and Iconic Equestrian™ Saddle Pads. For more information, please visit

About FLAIR Equine Nasal Strips: Developed by veterinarians, FLAIR Strips are drug-free, self-adhesive nasal strips that support horses’ nasal passages and promote optimum respiratory health of equine athletes at every level of competition. Eight clinical studies have been conducted on FLAIR Strips at leading equine research centers. The Strips are clinically proven to make breathing easier, reduce fatigue, conserve energy, quicken recovery, and reduce lung bleeding. Visit to learn more and shop today.

About VIP Equestrian Half Pads: Designed in Europe, the VIP™ Original Half Pad is made with a proprietary, viscoelastic polymer (not gel) with an innovative Bobble™ surface design. The VIP Pad alleviates pressure points and evenly distributes weight to keep your horse comfortable and feeling his best. At only 8mm thick, the VIP Pad provides superior impact protection for the horse’s back and does not interfere with saddle fit. It is hypoallergenic, bacteriostatic, easy to clean and is not sticky. Available in multiple colors and sizes to fit both English and Western saddles, visit to learn more and shop today.

About Iconic Equestrian Saddle Pads: Designed in Australia, the Iconic Equestrian™ Original 2-in-1 Saddle Pad is a luxurious, anatomically shaped English saddle pad with a revolutionary removeable inner LinerPad™. The patent pending 5-Point Attachment System keeps the LinerPad securely in place while riding and easy removal makes washing a breeze. With beautiful piping, stunning colors, and high-quality fabrics, ride in style with Iconic Equestrian Saddle Pads. Available in both jump and dressage options, visit to learn more and shop today.

Contact: Hanna Hartman

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