For Immediate Release: Jockeys are excited to ride new cutting edge tack American Equus Announces Debut of Thoroughbred Ultra-Light Racing & Training Irons

Phoenix, AZ June 7, 2016 – American Equus LLC, the only US-based manufacturer of high quality, CNC milled aluminum equestrian stirrups and spurs, announced that their newest customizable and interchangeable tack, the Thoroughbred Ultra-Light Racing Irons. With some of the world’s best jockeys, such as Irad Ortiz Jr., Jose Ortiz, CJ McMahon, and Ricardo Santana coming away with spectacular 1st place finishes, American Equus stirrups are making heads turn!

Santana is currently the 12th ranked jockey in the world according to and recently won multiple races at Churchill Downs using the Thoroughbred Racing Irons, by American Equus. “I love them! I stick my foot on them, and my foot does not move at all! Thank you so much for these stirrups!” exclaims Santana after his first ride at Churchill Downs back in May.

Fine materials, exacting requirements and technical mastery are the foundations of American Equus quality. Our master machinists craft the finest materials to create unique and exceptional products. American Equus draws inspiration from horses and riders, giving free rein to creativity to combine different elements and options to produce a truly custom riding experience. The American Equus brand crafts all its products in the United States, in our own workshop in Arizona.

“Our stirrups have advanced the age-old stirrup design," said David Shano, American Equus president and CEO. “We were able to remove all the excess aluminum and increase boot traction on the foot bed with our innovative honeycomb design"

Meticulously milled and crafted from solid 6061 T6 Aircraft Quality Billet Aluminum, these stirrups provide extreme lateral crush strength in the starting gate. The Racing Irons are specifically milled to achieve an ultra-light racing weight.  The unique production process and hand-finishing allows for a rainbow of color options to match the rider’s silks.

“Our stirrups are a new generation of Racing Irons inspired by style and designed for performance and the ultimate rider safety. Our Patent Pending Interchangeable Traction Pin system allows for the most secure footing while allowing for minimum boot contact,” Explains Shano.

 Weighing in at a mere 91g, with branches measuring 4.75” wide by 4.5” tall and with a Foot Bed measuring 3.0” by 1.75” these are some of the smallest and lightest irons available today. 

American Equus LLC, founded in 2016 and headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, provides products for the competitive equestrian arenas and has taken the equestrian world by storm. Their Show division produces equestrian products for both Show and Hunter/Jumper horses and riders; while their Thoroughbred division oversees the racing and derby markets.


*Jockey rankings according to Earnings Ranking

-For more information about the American Equus Product line, please visit  or call 480-813-1833.

Media Contact: Randy Dunn