VIP Original Large

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Material: The VIP™ Original Large Pad is made from a proprietary, viscoelastic polymer - not a gel - called VEteq™.
Sizing: Our most popular size for English riders, with a spine length of 22”, the Original Large fits English saddles with seat sizes 17 – 18” and Western saddles with seat sizes 14” and under.
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  • Bobbles™ surface alleviates pressure points and distributes weight from saddle evenly across the horse's back.
  • Only 8mm thick and designed to complement a correctly fitted saddle.
  • Place Bobbles side towards the horse's back. The VIP can be positioned over or under a traditional saddle pad.
  • Hypoallergenic, easy to clean and doesn't support bacterial growth.
  • Superior textured structure gives high tensile strength, the key to maintaining shape under extreme and prolonged compression.
  • Soft, flexible and seamless with no trims to cause pressure, allowing the VIP to conform to the horse's back like a low profile second skin.


The VIP Pad is made with a unique polymer called VEteq™. It is not a gel. This material is a unique, viscoelastic polymer that was designed over 50 years ago to prevent and treat pressure sores and ulcers in human medical settings. Rigorously tested worldwide in peer reviewed research, this polymer is the universal gold standard in impact protection. The material behaves like fat and skin and doesn't leak or bottom out under pressure, providing a layer of cushioning to the horse's back.


Our most popular size for English riders, with a spine length of 22”, the Original Large fits English saddles with seat sizes 17 – 18” and Western saddles with seat sizes 14” and under.

The VIP will overhang on English saddles smaller than 17 inches, but this won't affect the way the VIP works. The VIP Original Medium and VIP Pony are scaled down versions of the VIP Original Large designed to fit smaller saddles. The VIP XL/Wide is now available. The XL/Wide fits English saddles with seat sizes 18"+, Western saddles with seat sizes 15"+, and works well for a horse that has a wide barrel, such as a draft, draft cross, or large warmblood.


VIP Size Guide

Color Options

  • Black
  • Coffee Brown
  • Gold
  • Blue
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The VIP Didn't Change How My Saddles Fit
Alyssa Phillips, 4* Eevnter

I absolutely love the VIP Pad! All of my saddles are fitted to each horse so using a normal, thick half pad ends up putting too much pressure on their back/withers. The VIP didn't change how my saddles fit and my horses were definitely happier. I really like how thin but durable the VIP pad is, plus it's easy to clean!

VIP doesn't alter saddle fit
Roland Tong, Irish International Dressage Rider

I ride in beautiful saddles that are fitted correctly. I was impressed that finally there was a saddle pad with research to prove the issues of impact and pressure. I want a saddle pad that will help to protect my horse’s back but does not alter saddle fit. The VIP does this and more.

Horse relaxes quicker with VIP
Pollie-anna Paige

I’m super pleased with my VIP - wore it for the first time to do two dressage tests and got over 5% more marks than in the same tests a week before! My boy is super sensitive but seems to relax through his back quicker and more willing to go forward, only difference is the VIP.

Won't ride without the VIP
Claire Galer

Absolutely thrilled with our VIP. A revolutionary, innovative, quality protection for your horse. Will not ride without it. VIP highly recommended.

Different than other brands
Marnie Long

Very impressed with the VIP. It has made such a difference to the softness of my mare's back and the pad definitely does not affect the saddle fit that other brands tend to do.

This really is a VIP
Rachel Spencer-Fleet

I was a bit skeptical as with all new horsey products on the market, but this really is a VIP Pad. My pony holds a lot of tension through her back and I have noticed a massive difference in her way of going and would recommend this pad.

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