FREEJUMP : research and development for an UNCOMPROMISING advanced riding experience !
Created to serve the market of riding enthusiasts, Freejump System is today a benchmark in terms of innovation and high-tech products designed for the performance, comfort and safety of both riders and horses. Since its start in 2001, thanks to its close and continuous collaboration with the world’s best riders and its attentive response to the needs of amateur riders, Freejump has constantly improved the competitiveness of its products.
The first motivation of Freejump was to bring some new ideas into the equestrian world. The first well known product was the X’Up stirrup, based on the automatic bicycle pedals, using an automatic release in case of a fall. These stirrups were a fantastic concept but complicated to promote, it has been the origin of the Soft’Up.
Freejump launched in 2012 the very popular Soft’Up Pro stirrups which are considered by many as one of the best stirrups today. Working towards delivering the best products is in the heart of Freejump. Recently, a new single-branch has been designed by Pininfarina in collaboration with the top rider Pénélope Leprevost to offer riders new feelings and sensations compared to the Soft’Up Pro.
Thanks to the invention of the X’Up we were forced as well to come up with footwear products. This is why we started to develop shoes and chaps, our latest range being the America/ Foxy / K2 series. Perhaps the biggest Freejump revolution lies with shoes and chaps rather than stirrups. Because at the beginning riders were convinced that they would never be able to compete with an integrated riding shoes and half chaps, a concept in the limelight of the biggest Championships since 2007. Our riding shoes and chaps are often imitated but we are still the original brand defining equestrian new footwear standards with sports’ footwear technology. The experience in footwear let the company to add two new products : the Liberty One tall boots launched in 2016 and the Foxy woman boots designed by Pininfarina in 2018. Both recognized for the comfort, they seduce today many top riders in the world of showjumping, eventing and dressage !
100% of the French Team in WEG 2018 in Tryon was riding in Freejump tall boots. Martin Fuchs was second in Tryon using our men tall boots model and stirrups and Simone Blum, used as well our Soft’Up Pro stirrups.
Since innovation is at the very foundation of Freejump, the research and developpement never stops and has just been rewarded during the Spoga Innovation Award with the new spurs Spur One. An articulated internal branch, a perfect fitting and a carbon fiber body are the reasons why the french compagny Freejump is still in advance !
Close relations with top riders is one of the key of the success story. Rolf-Göran Bengtsson was the first top rider to compete with Freejump stirrups, as other talented riders like Marco Kutcher. Then Ludger Beerbaum and Rodrigo Pessoa helped a lot by testing the stirrups in shows. Markus Fuchs won everything he could win with Freejump stirrups. Our most important ambassador today are Kevin Staut, Kent Farrington, Harrie Smolders, Pénélope Leprevost, Beezie Madden, Michael Jung, Tim Price or Maxime Livio and all the top new talents (Martin Fuchs, Christian Kukuk, the Philippaerts brothers, Bertram Allen…).
For the future ? we still have many ideas on the drawing board. Advanced Riding Experience will continue to be core values in our business plan. Freejump will always be committed to designing and manufacturing the best products because being a second choice is not an option !