What puts the VIP impact protection pad in a league of its own? – Grosvenor Park Products
What puts the VIP impact protection pad in a league of its own?

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What puts the VIP impact protection pad in a league of its own?

We are currently offering an incredible $50 OFF all VIP pads AND a money-back guarantee. There has never been a better time to buy one. The VIP is designed to make life better for the VIP in your life - your horse - improving their comfort under saddle and their way of going. But what makes the VIP superior to anything else on the market?

You could be forgiven for thinking the VIP is yet another gel pad – far from it. What sets it apart is the raw material. It is made from VETeq, a renowned viscoelastic polymer which has been rigorously tested worldwide in 40 years of scientific research. It was originally designed by a surgeon to prevent and treat pressure sores and ulcers in his patients. Today this material is the international gold standard in impact protection. It is used by the military, in space ship harnesses, by stunt actors, in American football helmets, in gun recoil pads, in motorcycle seats and many other sporting applications. And, thanks to VIP, it has now revolutionised pressure-relieving saddlepads.

On a molecular level the raw material looks like honeycomb. Under pressure, regardless of what forces are applied, the VIP's bobble design ensures uniform thickness and no bottoming out. Foams, memory foams and wool can deform over time in response to a rider's weight and horses way of going-this can negatively effect the straightness of the horse and symmetry of the rider. VIP is ultra-durable and retains amazing protective properties.

The VIP is a great interface between horse and rider. Scientific testing puts VIP first in class for reduction in both peak and mean force (impact), for temperature regulation and reduced friction (sheer force). It is not sticky can be used directly on the horse's back or between saddle and saddle cloth. At 8mm it does not alter saddler fit. Physiotherapists, saddlers and veterinary surgeons worldwide are recommending VIP, as they are seeing massive improvements in horses’ softness in the back and improved willingness to go forward.

Here are just a few of the VIP’s unique features:

  • Soft, flexible and seamless with no pressure causing trims
  • Moulds to your horse’s back like a low-profile second skin
  • A thin film gullet eliminates pressure on the horse's spine
  • Only 8mm thick so does not alter your saddle fit
  • Barely visible under the saddle
  • Bobbles increase surface area, alleviating pressure points and evenly distributing weight
  • Relieves impact, pressure, sheer forces and friction
  • Does not leak, flow, absorb sweat, bottom out or spread under pressure
  • Superior textured structure gives high-tensile strength, the key to maintaining shape under extreme and prolonged compression
  • Can be worn over or under a saddlecloth, bobble side down
  • Hypoallergenic and easy to clean
  • Available in a variety of sizes and colours
  • Available in a variety of sizes, including one that is ideal for stock saddles


Very Important Pad has a loyal following among the world’s top riders. Australian international event rider, Sam Griffiths, said 'With its excellent second-skin like feel and use of proven materials, the VIP pad has become a super additional piece of kit to use on a wide range of my horses for all the disciplines of three day eventing. The all-important close contact connection I have between my saddle and the horse is not compromised in any way. The VIP is an exciting and innovative product with its success being a reflection of the extensive research and attention to detail that has gone into creating it.’

At Grosvenor Park Products we seek out products that are truly innovative and revolutionary, and we love nothing more than products that improve the welfare and wellbeing of horses. The Very Important Pad ticks both of those boxes and more, and we couldn’t be more excited to distribute it. We have tested it ourselves, as we do with all our products, and seen incredible results on a range of horses.

There is lots more information about this amazing product on our website. Retailers interested in stocking the VIP should contact sales@grosvenorparkproducts.com.au. Riders and order the Very Important Pad direct on our website with an amazing $50 off all VIPs for a limited time.

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