Freejump strengthens by acquiring Oscar & Gabrielle Airbag jackets
In recent years, the Airbag vest has become an essential element of safety for young riders. Riding on these new safety requirements, Oscar & Gabrielle has developed with Hélite, the world leader in Airbag vests, a competition jacket that discreetly integrates the Airbag into the jacket’s lining.
Freejump and Oscar & Gabrielle, two companies based out of Bordeaux, will share their common values of comfort, safety and performance, their know-how and experiences.
“Be Safe – Be Style” is Oscar & Gabrielle’s motto.
Freejump and Oscar & Gabrielle will benefit from Hélite’s strong taste for innovation to make further progress on the development of an Airbag that is more discreet and meets the most demanding safety standards. Together, they will rely on the natural elegance of Oscar & Gabrielle products to become the major player that the market needs to address the safety issues posed by horse riding.
Freejump thanks the great work already done by the 3 founders Karine Douin, Clémence Manneville and Aimée Manneville and wishes to take advantage of its worldwide distribution network, and its privileged contacts with many international riders to accelerate the international development of Oscar & Gabrielle.
Freejump, world leader in competitive stirrups and major player in equestrian footwear (riding shoes, half chaps, tall boots) already generates 80% of its turnover in export, its stirrups are entirely manufactured in France, over 30% of the world’s top 100 riders are using Freejump’s stirrups. Team 12 people, a subsidiary in Montreal for the North American market.