Custom Designed Body Protectors / Safety Vests & Accessories
to meet the needs of Horse Riders, Harness Drivers,
Stockmen, Contact Sports & Rehabilitation
Custom designed by Greg Childs, an internationally successful professional jockey with 31 years riding experience, VIPA Body Protectors offer superior protection for Equestrian Riding, Leisure Riding, Horse Racing, Show Jumping, Eventing, Bull Riding, Harness Racing, Playing Sport, Working with Animals & Livestock on the Ground, and Rehabilitating.VIPA Body Protectors feature a unique square design that allows flexibility and freedom of movement, enabling you to ‘roll with the fall’, whilst not compromising safety. VIPA Body Protectors have been tested and approved to EN13158:2018 standard by Human Impact Engineering, Sydney, Australia.The VIPA Body Protectors meet Equestrian Australiaapproval standard EN13158:2018They offer consistent performance and feature holes allowing air circulation throughout the VIPA Body Protectors for maximum comfort.VIPA also offer other Safety products.Find your local stockist or contact us for further information.
AUSTRALIA - NEW ZEALAND - USAand many other countries
“I have been wearing the VIPA Vest for a number of years and tested it out with a heavy fall recently, not only hitting the ground hard at speed, but also having the horse gallop on me. The VIPA Vest did its job extremely well, I was able to walk away from the fall with severe bruising only, it could have been much worse.”KERRIN MCEVOYMelbourne Cup and Golden Slipper winning Jockey
The new Equestrian Australia rule for cross country Body Protectors comes into effect 1 January 2020. The rule will read: Body Protectors are compulsory for cross country. A Body Protector manufactured after 2009 and labelled as complying with one of the following standards is mandatory:EN13158:2009 Level 3BETA 2009 Level 3EN13158:2018 Level 3BETA 2018 Level 3The rule change will be published as: EA 538.3.1 Cross-Country Body ProtectorVIPA III (Level 3) meets Equestrian Australia approved standards: EN13158:2018 Level 3 All VIPA Body Protectors for Horse Riders are annually tested and pass to the EN13158:2018 Standard Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3. Confirmation of the Standard it passes can be found on a White Label positioned on the inside at the bottom front by the start of the zip.