ABOUT HANSBO SPORT
Combining a love of horses with an expertise in textiles, entrepreneurs Hans and Bo founded Hansbo Sport in 1977 to create a new kind of rug – one that would keep horses dry and also breathe. Their multi-purpose rug, made from a special fabric woven and stitched in Sweden, was a huge success.
In the 1980s and 1990s, Hansbo rugs were used by the equestrian Olympic teams of Sweden, Finland and England. We also became purveyors to HM The Queen when Hansbo multi-purpose rugs were ordered for the horses at the Buckingham Palace stables.
It was important to us from the start that our products meet the needs of professional riders. During our 40 years in business, we have worked to continually enhance our products and expand our range.
Keeping pace with the new requirements that different disciplines create for both riders and horses
has been an exciting challenge.
All our products are evaluated thoroughly before we begin production, with sponsor riders at various levels putting our innovations to the test. Among them are the Rio 2016 silver medalist, as well as riders competing in international and national levels in dressage, jumping, eventing, western and trotting.
Product development and design at Hansbo are still centred in Sweden, while production is carried out in different parts of the world. We demand high standards from the factories that produce our products, and all meet REACH’s and Childhood’s more specific requirements. We have worked with many of these factories for over 25 years, and continue to ensure that they comply with and evolve with requirements all over the world.
Now we’re taking another exciting step in our product development with a specially designed series that features rugs, saddle pads and halters containing both ceramic and magnetic materials – with properties that can enhance the wellbeing of your horse and have a nurturing effect.
We call it HANSBO SPORT ICM.