VIPA Body Protectors
Vipa Tech is an Australian owned and family operated business by Greg and Diane Childs with sixty-five years between them, of experience and knowledge with horse riding and being safe.
Greg rode as a Jockey for thrity-one years with great success having ridden over 2100 winners throughout his career including two Jockeys Permerships as well as winning Australia's major Group 1 races including 2 Caulfield Cups, 2 Cox Plates on the Champion Race Horse Sunline, 2 Australian Cups, 4 Derbys, 9 Oaks and many more major wins. Greg also rode winners in New Zealand (where he begain his riding career) Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Dubia and America.
In 2005 after a lot of research and many proto-types Greg designed the VIPA Body Protectors using all of his forty years of horse experience, working and race riding, and with a few race falls along the way he knew excatly what was needed for protection. Using the lastest technology in selecting the shock absorbing foam to absorb and reduce impact Greg decided on a Nitrex closed cell PVC foam. The material used to cover the Nitrex foam, is a light weight Air Mesh chosen for its wear, strength and ventilation capabilities createing the ultimate in comfort for Body Protection. The Vipa Body Protectors are now sold throughout the World and is well received by horse riders.
Diane, Gregs wife, also rode with great success in show jumping throughout New Zealand before she married Greg, works in the office and there two childern Jordan and Tayla ride and compete at Horse Riding Events with lots of sucess throughout Victoria wearing there VIPA Body Protectors.
There are three performance levels of Body Protectors, the highest Level 3, is tested at the highest energy impacts. Body Protectors are designed for some protection from falling from a horse.
VIPA Body Protectors are annually tested to make sure they conform to the Standard they claim to meet, as required by Harness Racing Australia and Racing Australia.
Confirmation of there approval can be found on there websites.
This Protector provides a level of protection that is required by Horse Racing throughout the world.
Level 2 (For Horse Drivers and Passengers only)
This Protector is especially designed with a shortened back, it does not provide adequate coverage of the back for Horse Riders.
This Protector is the highest level in Horse Riders Body Protectors, it provides a level that is appropriate for horse riding and in competitions
The VIPA Body Protector has a 12 month warranty and the zip has a 6 month warranty
Hand wash -
Luke warm water - put in a few drops of mild detergent gently swirl the clothing in the sink - rinse - hang on a coat hanger in the shade and leave to drip dry