Body Protection Vests & Safety Products for Horse Riding,Harness Driving, Playing Sport, Caring for Animals, Rehabilitating
Head Office:Australia61 3 9333 3192
VIPA Vests Pty. Ltd.
Custom Designed in Australia by Greg Childs, Professional Jockey with 31 years riding experience
New Zealand021 222 9502
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GREG CHILDS was born to be a Jockey with his dad being an Owner / Trainer of racehorses in New Zealand.He learnt to ride at Pony Club and then went on to be New Zealand’s leading Apprentice Jockey before embarking on a highly successful career in Australia.Greg rode for 31 years with over 2100 winners including two Jockeys Premierships as well as winning Australia’s major Group 1 races including 2 Cox Plates on the Champion Racehorse Sunline, he also won 2 Caulfield Cups, 2 Australian Cups, 4 Derby’s, 9 Oaks and many more major wins. Greg also rode winners in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai and America.Before Greg retired in 2008 he listened to all the complaints from his fellow riders and his children about other body protectors being too bulky, too hard and too stiff. In 2005 after a lot of research and many proto types Greg designed the VIPA Body Protectors using all his 40 years of horse experience, working and race riding with a few race falls along the way he knew exactly what was needed for protection.
1998 Scobie Breasley Medal, Winner of over 2000 Races including Cox Plate, Caulfield Cup, Hong Kong International Mile, Hong Kong International Cup, 9 Oakes, 6 Derbies, Doncaster Handicap, Melbourne Jockeys' Premiership titles, Karrakatta Plate,Australian Cup, Ron Hutchinson Excellence Award (Spring), Roy Higgins Excellence Award (Autumn), Newmarket Handicap,AJC Derby, Australian Guineas and many more